So, you are missing a tooth, or multiple teeth, and have finally decided that dental implants are the best option for your smile restoration. As with any medical procedure, many people might get the facts wrong. To help you better understand your upcoming dental implant procedure, we wanted to help debunk a few dental implant myths because sometimes a well-meaning person can get some of the facts wrong. With help from Dr. Thihan Phan, our Avondale general dentist, you can gain a better understanding of dental implants.
Myth #1: Any Dentist Can Surgically Place Dental Implants
Fact: While any licensed dentist can legally place dental implants, not every dentist has the extensive training needed for surgically placing dental implants or for understanding any potential complications than can arise during the procedure. When performed by an experienced and properly trained clinician, dental implants are highly successful.
Myth #2: Dental Implants Frequently Fall Out
Fact: While there is a chance that dental implants can fail (an exception to the rule), the average dental implant can last 25 to 30 years with proper care. Of more than 5.5 million implants placed annually in the United States, only about 2 and 3 percent fail. With a higher level of experience with dental implants, dentistry can provide superior results and higher success rates.
Myth #3: Dental Implants are Expensive and Difficult to Care For
Fact: While dental implants are a larger initial investment, they last the longest with minimal lifetime costs. Other restorative options, such as dentures, need to be refitted or replaced every 5 to 10 years, while dental implants can last as long as 30 years. In regards to caring for your implants, they are easier to care for than dentures and bridges because they are like your natural teeth. Make sure you brush, floss and visit our general dentist in Avondale regularly for proper dental implant care.
Call Palo Verde Dentistry Today!
Remember, you can’t believe everyone so contact Dr. Thihan Phan in Avondale about dental implants and to find out if you are a candidate. Don’t just put up with missing teeth, get dental implants today. Are you a patient of Palo Verde Dentistry? If so, we would love to hear about your experiences below!