Dental Implant Myths Dispelled

Dental Implant Dentists Gainesville, VA

Dental implants look like real teeth and are the perfect solution for numerous people. There are over three million people who currently have implants, and most experts have that number increasing by five hundred thousand each year. So, you think everyone who needs them would get them, right?  Unfortunately there are a few myths that stop some people from getting implants. To help dispel some of these myths we’ve listed a few of them below!

  1. Migraines are caused by Dental Implants One of the more recent dental implant myths claims that the titanium in the dental implant can cause migraines or headaches. From everything we’ve read: There is no clinical research to support this theory at all.  Most of our peers believe headaches are caused by cavities, TMJ, or even a poorly aligned bite. Complications from dental implant surgeries are extremely rare and far and in between. Long term issues or complications are even rarer.
  2. Dental Implants Are Uncomfortable and Recovery Time is  Long Typically, after the initial surgery to place implants, there is some minor swelling, discomfort, and slight bruising that will be around for a few days. The recovery time for dental implants is different for each and every person. Their overall health, age, and other factors come into play during recovery. Your GDA dentist will go over the recovery process in great detail, and he or she may prescribe antibiotics or pain medication if needed.  To reduce your recovery time, please follow their advice carefully.  Everything from diet to home care instructions, should be followed closely as this will help reduce your recovery time.Once your dental implants are in place, they will look and feel like real teeth. More often than not people experience rubbing and discomfort from dentures or bridges than they do from permanent implants.
  3. ImplantsDental Implants are tough to care forThis myth is the furthest from the truth! Dental implants are designed to look and feel just like real teeth. They are permanently sealed under your crown and can be cared for in the same manner as your natural teeth. There are no special precautions needed. You can brush, floss, chew gum, and eat whatever you want after the initial recovery time. You and your dentist will work out a long-term plan to ensure the longevity of your dental implants, just as you would work out the best course of action for your natural teeth. Dental implants can’t get cavities, but they are subject to the same wear and tear as natural teeth. The best thing about dental implants? Well-placed and cared for dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime, making them a worthy investment for anyone with missing teeth.

Gainesville Dental Associates is one of the oldest and most reputable dentist offices in the Gainesville, VA area. We also proudly serve patients from Warrenton,Haymarket,Bristow, Middleburg, and other surrounding areas. Missing teeth are unfortunately something that everyone faces at some point in their lives. If you have lost all of part of your teeth from extractions, accidents,or from any other cause,then it is vital to get the teeth replaced as soon as you possibly can. Missing teeth can cause low self-esteem, and numerous other problems that should be avoided. Dental implants,dentures, or partial dentures are all affordable options that can truly make a difference in the way that you look and feel.