Dental implants have been around for years and you may even know someone who has an implant. In fact, you may know someone who has an implant without knowing they have an implant because it blends so seamlessly with the rest of their dentition. That is one of the benefits of dental implants. Other benefits include that they are as long lasting and stable as original teeth. There are many myths about implants, but today we will dispel the myths by giving you facts.
Some Truths about Implants
Myth #1: Dental Implants are extremely painful.
Fact: Dental implants aren’t any more painful than any other dental procedure. With anesthesia and sedation, there is no need to feel a thing. Your dentist will numb the area around the implant and provide nitrous oxide (laughing gas) that will give you an overall sense of relaxation and well-being.
Myth #2: Dental implants are risky and ineffective.
Fact: Dental implants procedures have been performed for over 40 years and studies show that implants have a success rate of 95 percent.
Myth #3: The titanium implant post can cause headaches or migraines.
Fact: Headaches can be caused by any number of things such as stress, tension, and/or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Clinical studies do not support the claim that titanium causes headaches.
Myth #4: Dental implants are extremely expensive.
Fact: A dental implant is a long-term investment. Implants can last a lifetime. The initial investment may seem high, but proves worth it over time.
Myth #5: Anyone who is missing one or more teeth is a candidate for implants.
Fact: Not everybody is a candidate for implants even if they are missing teeth. Your jaw bone must be strong enough and have enough structure to hold an implant post.
About Your Reno, NV Dentists
Dr. Brian Evans, Dr. William Wager, and our highly experienced team at Wager Evans Dental are devoted to our patients and their families, and dedicated to providing first-rate dental care in a comfortable, inviting environment. Located in Reno, we proudly welcome residents from Spanish Springs, Sparks, Incline Village, Dayton, Fernley, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, visit our Reno, NV office, or contact us today by calling (775) 829-7700.