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Myths About Dental Implants

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There are a lot of rumors about dental implants floating around, but like any good listener knows, rumors aren’t always true. It’s time for us to call some of these myths out, so you can make an educated decision about your oral health care.

They’re Too Expensive

Dental implants used to be so rare that the procedure was extremely expensive to have completed. As time has gone by, the service has become more affordable and is now even more cost efficient than other times of tooth replacement treatments. 

I Can’t Risk Having Them Fail

Why are implants more cost effective? Because they can literally last your entire life without ever having to be replaced. Implants have the highest rating of any dental therapy, with a 98% success rate. Following the right home care instructions and keeping your mouth clean are the most important aspects of preventing your implant from failing, so the hard work is usually no harder than daily brushing and flossing. 

The Process is Very Painful

Wrong again. Although implants do require surgical placement, the procedure is no more uncomfortable than other types of dental treatment like fillings, crowns or root canals. Your dentist will numb the area and even offer sedation if necessary to calm your nerves.

Investing in dental implants is one of the smartest things that you can do for the life of your smile. Dental implants offer stability, strengthen your bone, and give you the confidence that you need of a healthy, beautiful smile. Are you a candidate for dental implants? Schedule an exam with your dentist to find out more about the process.

Posted on behalf of:
Dr. Farhan Qureshi, DDS
5206 Dawes Ave
Alexandria, VA 22311
(703) 931-4544

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