Each year, Dr. Ivey sees many patients at his Aurora office who are interested in having dental implants placed. Some men and women seek this restorative tooth replacement option because they have loose or missing teeth, or because they want to have a total smile makeover. No matter the reason, during some of these consultations with potential clients, Dr. Ivey hears many myths about dental implants that seem to have spread throughout the community. Dr. Ivey wants each of his patients to be well-informed about any procedure they plan to have, so he is here to debunk 3 of the most common dental implants myths he hears from his Aurora patients.
- The Dental Implants Process Is Too Painful
It’s true that the dental implants procedure is extensive. It involves oral surgery with sedation. And if you are a man or woman who needs to have several pre-surgeries before having your dental implants placed, such as a gum or bone graft to restore gum or bone that has deteriorated, or a sinus lift to ensure your implants will not invade your sinus cavity, you may assume that all that work in your mouth will be too much to bear.
Oral surgery is like any other surgery. It requires sedation to provide pain relief and ease any anxiety Aurora patients may have during dental procedures. However, Dr. Ivey cares about each and every one of his patients and he has structured his entire practice around providing comfort for everyone. His office offers various forms of sedation when having your dental implants placed, including IV sedation so you won’t feel a thing. How he chooses to sedate you during your dental implants surgery will be determined based on the specifics of your procedure and your medical history.
2. Dental Implants Are Too Expensive
We’re not going to hide the fact that dental implants are more expensive that other tooth replacement systems on the market, such as dentures and bridges. But, depending on your stage of life and personal preferences, having dental implants placed could save you a lot of money in the long run. The reason is that dental implants are meant to last a lifetime. So while you’ll invest more money in the beginning, you won’t have to replace them in the future. Dentures and bridges are not lifetime replacement options and require replacement as the years go on. Whether they need to be altered because your mouth shape has changed, or because they have broken, replacement is common for these types of tooth replacement options.
3. Dental Implants Looks Very Different From Natural Teeth
Dr. Ivey often finds that Aurora men and women are concerned that people will be able to tell that they’ve had dental implants placed. That is totally understandable. After all, you don’t want to flash your new smile and have your friends jump back in shock. But don’t worry. Dental implants are the most realistic tooth replacement option on the dental market today. They look as natural as your own teeth. Now that’s something to get excited about!
Call Ivey Oral & Facial Surgery Today!
If you have any other myths about dental implants that you need clear answers to, don’t hesitate to call Dr. Ivey. You need to know the truth about every aspect of your dental implants procedure before making your decision, and that’s what Dr. Ivey and his staff are here for.
Reach out to them today by contacting their office in the Aurora area at (303) 493-1933 to put your mind at ease.