Do you think you are stuck with damaged, decayed and painful teeth? Dental implants may be one of the most well-known and sought after treatments for permanent tooth replacement, but the preconceptions that go along with implants often prevent perfect candidates from cashing in on this life-improving treatment.
Some misconceptions and pre-conceptions about dental implants cause people to continue to suffer with painful, damaged teeth, ill-fitting dentures and a lifetime of soft, easy to chew foods. Here are some dental implant myths and why you should look further into finding out if replacing your teeth in a day is right for you.
- Dental implants take too long to completion
For most patients who have the goal of replacing a mouth full of painful, decayed teeth, the treatment time is faster than you think. Did you know that using the All On Four dental implants technique allows you to have your damaged teeth removed, dental implants placed and new teeth fixed to the implants in just one day? It’s true. While some patients may need more complex treatment such as bone grafting before implants can be placed, for most people the treatment can be completed in just one day.
2. Dental Implants Are Too Expensive
Dental implants are comparable in price to crowns and bridges when it comes to full mouth replacement. In fact, most patients agree that over time, tooth replacement with dental implants is more cost-effective than other treatment options. This is because once placed in the jaw, a dental implant will remain stable and solid for the rest of your life 97% of the time. The failure rate for implants is low, and the lifespan for them is long. Another way to gauge the cost effectiveness of dental implants is to consider the impact on your quality of life. Is it worth a financial investment to you to regain confidence in your smile? How about having the ability to enjoy the foods you love? Dentures are less expensive than dental implants, but they require replacement about every 6 years. This is due, in part, to the fact that wearing dentures quickens the loss of bone structure in the jaws, which leads to loss of vertical dimension (also known as pucker-face).
3. Dental implants are painful
Like any surgical procedure, dental implant surgery does involve some degree of discomfort. Patients sleep through the procedure, eliminating the discomfort of having dental work performed, and wake up pain free because of the local anesthetic used during surgery. When the numbness wears off, patients will experience post -operative soreness and mild to moderate pain, which is usually controlled with prescription medication. Most patients report that the discomfort associated with having a dental implant placed is much less than that of having a tooth extracted, and even less than a toothache. In the majority of dental implant patients, discomfort is easily controlled with an over the counter analgesic such as Advil or Tylenol after the first couple of days.
Are Same Day Dental Implants Right For you?
There is only one way to find out. Schedule a consultation with an oral surgeon, like Dr. Robert A. Weinstein, today. You can download a coupon for a free consultation and x-ray here. If you find that you are a good candidate for full mouth replacement with All On Four dental implants, our team will work with you to help alleviate your apprehensions about time, cost and recovery. We can assist you with payment plans and even travel assistance if you are traveling to Dallas for your dental implant treatment.
You can regain the quality of life you thought you left behind. Eat, laugh, talk and smile again with confidence. The first step is yours, we will walk you through the rest.