Debunking Myths about Dental Implants
Dental implants may seem like a scary choice, but they are in fact changing the way people live. Designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that function, look and feel like natural teeth, dental implants have become the best way to fix many issues and bring confidence with a new smile.
Dental implants are painful
Every situation is different, and every horror story should be taken with a grain of salt. The three factors involved in understanding the pain levels are: the particulars of your situation, your ability to heal, and the skill and training of your oral surgeon.
It costs too much
While the upfront cost of dental implants may seem daunting, they are designed to last for the rest of your life, unlike a dental bridge, which must be replaced every 7-15 years. Mamaroneck Oral Surgery provides in-office financing options, payment plans and works with many different types of insurance.
The whole process takes too long
The healing process usually takes 2-4 months – a small sacrifice for a solution that will last the rest of your life. Most people find once all the work that has been done that it was well worth the time.
People will notice
Dental implants are designed to look just like your natural teeth and no one will know unless you tell them.
They are difficult to look after
Dental implants don’t require any special care, floss and brush as you would with your natural teeth. There are no concerns about chewing gum or avoiding certain foods that you have to worry about.
I’m not the right candidate for dental implants
If you are considering implants, your mouth must be thoroughly examined and your dental and medical history must be reviewed and considered. According to Dr. Elias, “implants really are for everyone. Age, health problems and even smoking are not absolute contraindications for implant surgery.”
While any dentist with a valid license can place dental implants, choosing a well trained, skilled and experienced oral surgeon like Dr. Elias will make the process easier and give you confidence in your choice. Call Mamaroneck Oral Surgery today to set up a consultation, (914) 873-0045.