At Dowsett Dental Health in Calgary, Alberta, our team is pleased to restore your smile healthy by providing dental implants. Sometimes patients shy away from considering implants because of some common myths around them. Today, we would like to address four of these myths to help you have the most options at your fingertips.
Myth: Dental implant placements are painful
Dental implant placement is a surgical procedure, so there can be some discomfort and pain, but no more than having a tooth extracted. Dr. Nathalie Dowsett and our team will ensure that you are as comfortable during the procedure as possible, offering aesthetic options to suit your needs.
Myth: Dental implants can be rejected or even fall out
Dental implants are made from biocompatible materials—typically titanium, so your body shouldn’t reject it. In fact, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons has found that dental implants have a success rate of 95 percent.
Myth: Dental implants are very expensive
While dental implants do cost more than dentures or dental bridges, initially, in the long run, dental implants are more cost-effective because they last longer than dentures or bridges, lasting up to 25 years.
Myth: Any dental provider can do an implant, so you can shop for a bargain
Discount dental providers may cut corners using less experienced staff, outdated equipment or poor quality materials leaving you with sub-standard results. If you want your dental implant to last, you want quality work done using quality materials. Dr. Nathalie Dowsett will ensure that your dental implant is the highest quality available.
Myth: Dental implants are only for healthy young people
Dental implants can only be done when jaw growth is complete, but once that happens you can have a dental implant restoration successfully performed up into your 90’s. Most health issues which are treated and controlled will allow you to be a successful dental implant candidate.
At Dowsett Dental Health in Calgary, Alberta, Dr. Nathalie Dowsett and our team are ready to provide you with the quality care you deserve. If you would like more information on how dental implants might be a good choice for you, we invite you to give us a call at 403.229.0510 today!