3 Misconceptions About Dental Implants Debunked

Discover the truth behind dental implants as we debunk three common misconceptions, revealing a natural-looking, cost-effective, and minimally painful solution to restore your smile and oral health.
August 3, 2023
Julia Martin
Dental Implants Picture of Patient Before and After Surgery

If you have missing teeth, Nuvia’s dental implants can be a fantastic way to restore your smile and improve your oral health. Unfortunately, there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding dental implants that can make people hesitant to consider this treatment option. In this article, we will debunk three common misconceptions about dental implants.

Misconception #3: Dental implants are too fake

One of the most common misconceptions about dental implants is that they will look fake or obvious. In reality, modern dental implant technology has come a long way in recent years, and implants can look and feel very natural. The implant itself is a small titanium post that is inserted into your jawbone, and it serves as a replacement for the roots of your missing teeth. Your prosthetic is then attached to the implants, which look and function just like natural teeth.

The prosthetic teeth are custom-made to match the color and shape of natural teeth, so it blends in beautifully with your mouth. In fact, dental implants can actually look more natural than other tooth replacement options like dentures, which can slip or shift around in your mouth.

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Misconception #2: Dental implants are too expensive

Another common misconception about dental implants is that they are unreasonably expensive. While it's true that the cost of dental implants can be more expensive than other tooth replacement options initially, they are also a much more permanent and effective solution. In the long run, dental implants can actually save you money because they are less likely to need repairs or replacements in the future.

Misconception #1: The procedure will be too painful

Many people are hesitant to get dental implants because they are afraid the procedure will be painful. While it's true that getting dental implants does require oral surgery, many patients report to us they experienced minimal pain.

During your procedure, you will be sedated by an anesthetist the entire procedure. So you will not experience or remember any parts of your surgery. Your surgeon will use local anesthesia to numb the area where the implants will be placed, so you shouldn't feel any pain during the dental implant procedure or after waking up. After the anesthesia wears off, you may experience some mild discomfort or swelling, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and will subside within a few days. As always, your surgeon will customize your pain regimen to suit your needs following your surgery. 

It's important to remember that dental implants are a safe and effective treatment option that can help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. If you have missing or damaged teeth, come visit us to talk about whether dental implants might be right for you. Don't let these common misconceptions hold you back from enjoying all the benefits that dental implants have to offer.

At Nuvia, we are passionate and experienced in dental implant technology, and we are committed to helping you achieve your dental goals. Take this 60-second quiz to find out how dental implants can transform your smile!

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