4 Myths About Dental Implants

4 Myths About Dental Implants

Team Dental Implants

Despite dental implants offering more oral health benefits than any other restoration to replace missing teeth, pervasive myths about dental implants persist. We aim to set the record straight by debunking 4 common myths about dental implants in this article.

Myth #1 Dental Implants Don’t Last Very Long

If there is one myth about dental implants that is completely false, it is that dental implants lack durability. Nothing could be further from the truth. Dental implants are expected to last at least 20 years. Many patients find that their implants last their entire lives.

However, patients are responsible for practicing excellent oral hygiene habits at home and seeing the dentist regularly for oral exams and cleanings. Failing to maintain good oral health can shorten the lifespan of dental implants.

Myth #2 Dental Implants are Way Too Expensive

Dental implants are the most expensive dental restoration in the short term. The initial investment into dental implants can be significant. However, in the long term, dental implants may be far more cost-effective than other dental restorations.

Consider that dental bridges often need to be replaced within 7-10 years. Dentures often need to be replaced within 5-10 years. Between replacing restorations, and oral health conditions that may arise from missing teeth (gum disease, additional tooth loss, drifting, etc.), dental implants may actually save you money in the long term.

Myth #3 Dental Implants Fail Frequently

Dental implants are overwhelmingly successful when provided by an experienced dentist, who leverages the power of advanced technology. Guided implant placement software, for example, helps to increase the accuracy, safety, efficiency, and predictability of outcomes.

Myth #4 Dental Implants Look Fake

Dental implants are custom-created to provide a natural-looking smile. Unlike removable dentures which can be prone to slippage or appear bulky, dental implants are securely fixed to your jaw, resulting in a natural appearance and function. Single tooth implants are matched in size, shape, and color with your natural teeth making them virtually indistinguishable from other teeth.

Because dental implants prevent further jaw bone loss, they also help keep your facial structure intact. By preventing further loss of bone, patients avoid the sunken, prematurely aged appearance around the mouth.

Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Implants

Will insurance help pay for an implant-supported denture?

Dental insurance plans may offer coverage for single-tooth dental implants. They may also cover a portion of your dental prosthesis, such as a denture or dental bridge. Confirm your carrier’s coverage allowances to learn about your financial responsibility.

Do you offer financing for dental implants?

Aurora Dental aims to make oral healthcare affordable for everyone. We offer discounts on all treatments paid in full. We also provide discounts for patients who do not have dental insurance. Aurora Dental also accepts CareCredit, allowing you to pay for your dental care over time.

Learn More About Dental Implants in Ohio

To learn more about how dental implants can improve your oral health and quality of life, schedule a consultation with Aurora Dental in Aurora, OH. To best serve our busy patients, we offer extended hours from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm on Tuesdays. Call 330-562-3400 or send us a message.