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4 Myths About Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth. However, misconceptions about the procedure may prevent people from getting the care they need. This blog post debunks four common myths about dental implants to help you decide if they are the right choice for you. Read on to learn more about the realities of dental implants and how they can benefit your smile.

1) Dental Implants Are Too Expensive

While it’s true that dental implants are more expensive than other options such as dentures or bridges, the long-term savings make them the more cost-effective choice. Dental implants can last a lifetime and require no adjustments, meaning there will be no need for costly repairs or replacements in the future. The materials used for implants are strong, stable, and can withstand normal wear and tear. In addition, since the implant is secured in the jawbone, it prevents bone loss that would normally occur with missing teeth. With the proper care, your dental implant can last for years, making them an excellent long-term solution for restoring your beautiful smile.

2) Dental Implants Are Painful

This is a common misconception about dental implants. The truth is that the procedure is actually very minimally invasive, and any discomfort experienced during or after treatment can be managed with  over-the-counter pain relief.  Most patients experience little to no pain and discomfort during the placement of their dental implants. After the implant placement, you may experience some minor soreness and swelling for a few days, but this is normal and will subside. 

3) Dental Implants Look Fake

Many people worry that dental implants look fake and unnatural, but modern dental implants are designed to match natural teeth, so they blend in with your smile seamlessly. With advances in technology, implant dentistry has come a long way and now, dental implants can look almost indistinguishable from real teeth. When done properly by a trained professional, the result will be a beautiful and natural-looking smile.

4) Dental Implants Are Difficult to Care For

Caring for dental implants is no different than caring for natural teeth. It’s important to brush your implants twice daily and floss them at least once per day. Additionally, regular dentist visits help maintain good oral hygiene and check for any potential problems. Dental implants can last for many years if they are cared for properly. 


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At Maine Dentistry, we provide high-quality dental implant services to patients. Our team of dental professionals provides patients with personalized service and the latest in implant technology to ensure the best outcome for their needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient offices.

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