Six Myths About Dental Implants Debunked!

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Deciding whether or not to acquire dental implants is a difficult decision, especially if you have only heard a thing or two about them. If you’re looking for dental implants in Saskatoon, we can restore the appearance and functionality of your smile.

Dental implants are a great leap forward in modern dentistry, and your dentist in Saskatoon can attest to their effectiveness in treating permanent tooth loss. Implants look and feel like natural teeth and support the underlying jaw structure (unlike traditional dentures).

Below we do some myth-busting on dental implants and explain why they could be the solution for you.

Myth #1: People will be able to tell I have implants

Unlike dentures, dental implants have the appearance and function of natural teeth. The shape and colour are tailored to suit your existing teeth and jawbone, ensuring they suit that natural aesthetic of your mouth and face. Advances in dental technology mean they will blend in perfectly with your current dental structure. The only person who will know you have them is your dentist, and of course, you.

Myth #2: They don’t last long

As a leading provider of dental implants in Saskatoon we can attest that implants are designed and created to last a lifetime. The most important factor in dental implant longevity is good oral care and dental hygiene including regular brushing, flossing, and routine check-ups.

Dental implants are made of incredibly strong materials, including titanium and so it’s very rare that they would break down.

Myth #3: You will walk out with a new smile straight away

As much as we would love this to be true, this isn’t the case and this is for very good reason. Your dental implants are custom-made just for your mouth. This means that we will assess your mouth, take X-rays and scans, and prepare the implants. This ensures that you’re a good candidate for receiving implants and they will be placed correctly in your mouth. The entire process of obtaining dental implants is personally tailored just for you.

Myth #4: Implants are only for young people

Wrong! Age has nothing to do with your suitability as dental implants can solve a whole range of reasons for missing teeth. The most important factor when determining your suitability for implants is your overall health, jaw bone strength, and gum tissue health – which is certainly not age-dependent.

Myth #5: It’s PAINFUL!

Like most dental procedures these days, advancements in technology have meant most procedures can be carried out pain-free, and implants are one of them. When inserting implants, we use a range of options to make sure our patients feel comfortable such as anesthetic, gas, or sedation. There might be some tenderness afterward but this can usually be treated with pain medication.

Myth #6: It’s RISKY!

Dental implant surgery has a high success rate and in the overwhelming majority of cases, produces a successful result in rectifying missing teeth. Great care and consideration are taken when we are placing implants to ensure the highest rate of success! We have been inserting dental implants in Saskatoon for many years now and our team is experienced and talented at what we do.

Ready to Get Started?

If you’re looking for a dentist in Saskatoon, who can guide you through the best implant treatment plan, give us a call today. We will answer any questions or concerns you might have. Remember everyone’s mouth is different and seeking the advice of a qualified professional is the first step in knowing if you’re a good candidate for implants. Schedule your consultation today!