In our blog this week, we want to teach you about some of the myths that are floating around related to dental implants. Many people who are good candidates for dental implants have decided not to have them placed because of false information that they have heard. We are here today to teach you the truth about dental implants and to help you in choosing a good dental provider to place those implants. Dental implants involve a lot of technically advanced dental skills that are not necessarily taught to dentists during traditional training in dental school. This article published by the Institute For Dental Implant Awareness urges patients to be especially weary when considering having dental implants placed at implant super centers. Many of these dental offices offer “cheap implants” completed “in one day”, but it is important for patients to do their research when it comes to implants. Some of these centers may not employ dentists who have the necessary training and credentials to adequately place implants. We are writing this blog entry today to ensure that you find the right dentist with adequate training to produce a positive implant result.
At Matthew Nawrocki General and Cosmetic Dentistry, one of the main pillars of our practice mindset is patient education. We want our patients to understand the dental procedures that they are undergoing and the reasons why they are undergoing these procedures. One way that we update our patients on the latest treatments and technology is with our weekly blog. Dr. Nawrocki has completed a one-year fellowship in prosthodontics, which involved extensive training in the field of implant dentistry. Please visit this section of our website to learn more about the implant services that we provide. If you are interested in having dental implants placed or would like to know if you are a good candidate for implants, please contact us at any time electronically. We can also be reached by telephone at (904)602-8396.
Myth #1: Bridges Are Better Than Implants
If you are missing teeth, there are various ways that they can be replaced. Dental implants and fixed bridges are the two most common ways that this is done. With a bridge, your teeth next to the missing teeth are shaved down and a single unit bridge is placed over the reduced teeth. This bridge has a false tooth or multiple false teeth between the natural teeth. In many cases, implants are a better option than bridges because they preserve the structure of the adjacent teeth. Bridges can cause the teeth around the missing teeth to bear more stresses, which can cause the bridge to fail over time and need to be replaced.
Myth #2: Dental Implants Can Cause A Lot Of Pain
Many people are fearful of having dental implants placed because they believe that the procedure will be very painful. The truth is that a dental implant placement surgery is about equally as uncomfortable as a simple dental extraction. During the procedure, your dentist will use local anesthetic to numb the area so that you are comfortable. There may be some pain associated with the healing of your implant, but your dentist will work with you to recommend appropriate medications for pain control.
Myth #3: Implants Will Look Different Than Your Natural Teeth
If an implant is placed and restored properly, it should be indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Most people will not even notice that your tooth or teeth are actually dental implants when they look at your smile. You dental implant will emerge from the gums in exactly the same way as your natural tooth. Dr. Nawrocki also uses the highest quality dental labs, which will stain the implant crown to perfectly match your natural teeth.
Myth #4: Buying Bargain Implants Is Okay If Your Budget Is Tight
Recently, many bargain implant centers have started reaching out to people searching for a cheaper implant solution. While some of these companies are legitimate, others may be using sub-par products made of cheaper materials to pass the savings onto you. This can be dangerous because dental implants are integrated into your jawbone after they are placed and function as a living part of your body. Dr. Nawrocki uses only the finest implants made from biocompatible titanium.
We hope that you learned something interesting by reading our blog today and encourage you to share your newfound information with your friends and family who are considering dental implants. Implants are an excellent investment in your oral health, wellbeing, and overall health. We are always accepting new patients from in and around the Orange Park area. To schedule a consultation, please contact us at any time electronically or call (904)602-8396.