The dental implant is a long-lasting solution our prosthodontist at Derrick Williamson DDS MS PC provides to restore and renew the smile for patients who have lost one or more teeth. The appearance, comfort, function, and durability of this treatment has made it a popular choice: Some three million people in the U.S. have received them, and another 500,000 are placed annually.
But there are still misconceptions about these foundations for fixed or removable replacement teeth that some patients bring up when we recommend them. So, let’s try to dispel these myths.
Myth 1: Dental implants are painful during and after treatment.
Our prosthodontic team uses state-of-the-art techniques to keep our patients comfortable during the procedure. And while there may be some mild discomfort afterward, our post-treatment instructions will keep the recovery period to a minimum. Our patients are often surprised when they find out the process was easier than they expected.
Myth 2: Everyone will be able to spot that I have dental implants.
Not unless you choose to tell them yourself! Our dental implants have a natural appearance and fit that are virtually indistinguishable from a patient’s other teeth. The crowns, bridges or dentures that are placed on top of the implants are custom-made, ensuring a natural-looking smile.
Myth 3: People with dental implants won’t be able to enjoy all the foods they love.
Patients treat their dental implants the same as they would their other teeth. That means that as long as you’re brushing, flossing, and taking good care of your gums, you shouldn’t have to worry about avoiding the foods you love.
Myth 4: Dental implants aren’t a long-lasting solution.
When put in place by our prosthodontist, these treatments can last a lifetime. Just keep your end of the bargain by maintaining a strong oral hygiene regimen that includes regular checkups.
The prosthodontist at Derrick Williamson DDS MS PC provides attention, care and comfort to our patients that is second to none. Please contact our office today to arrange an appointment.
By Derrick Williamson DDS MS PC
May 30, 2022