3 Dental Implant Myths Debunked

Every year, the doctors at AOS in Galesburg office hear dental implant myths. Whether you are missing teeth, have a tooth that needs to be extracted, or are looking for an aesthetic total smile makeover, Drs. Busch, Otte, and Schroeder will each take the time to share the facts about dental implants with you. We believe that the more informed you are about the procedure, the less unnecessary anxiety you will experience. Below is a list of 3 of the most common dental implant myths we come across, and our factual response so we can set the record straight once and for all.

  1. Dental Implants Are Just Too Expensive

While it’s true that, as the most state-of-the-art tooth replacement system on the dental market, Galesburg patients will pay a pretty penny for dental implants, depending on your age and situation, investing in them may actually save you some serious cash. This is largely because when cared for properly, dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. Other, less expensive tooth replacement systems, such as dentures and bridges, don’t offer such longevity. So, if you choose dentures or a bridge now because of their initial lower sticker price, you may experience some financial shock later down the line when you find yourself consistently replacing your dentures or bridges.

  1. Getting Dental Implants Is Just Too Painful of a Process

For patients who live in and around Galesburg to get dental implants, they must undergo oral surgery. And many people associate oral surgery with pain, especially if you’re a unique case that requires multiple oral surgeries in order to have your dental implants placed, such as tooth extractions to remove the affected teeth, and/or a jawbone tissue graft to ensure you have adequate jawbone tissue for the dental implants to fuse, or a sinus lift if you have low sinuses and are having dental implants placed in your upper arch.

We wouldn’t put our Galesburg patients through any of these oral surgeries without some form of sedation to ease the pain, discomfort, to relieve the pain and anxiety that

often accompanies oral surgery. But, we have a long history of caring for patients in sedation dentistry, including IV sedation. If the thought of pain is preventing you from getting dental implants, discuss your concerns and fears with our doctors, and they’ll prepare a proper sedation dentistry plan for you based on your unique case.

  1. People Will Be Able to Tell That I Have Fake Teeth

Many people in Galesburg are understandably concerned about the aesthetics of dental implants. After all, nobody wants to flash a smile if it’s obvious that they have fake teeth. If this is a concern of yours, we want you to know that it’s a myth. Dental implants are the most realistic looking tooth replacement system on the market, and they look just as natural as your own teeth! So don’t worry that you’ll have telltale signs of having had dental work performed because, with dental implants, that’s simply not the case.

Contact Us to Bust Any Other Dental Implants Myths

If you’ve heard any negative rumors about dental implants, and they’re stopping you from moving forward with the procedure, find out for yourself what the truth is.

Call us today at (309) 326-9795 to schedule a consultation.