If you have missing, broken or damaged teeth, you will want to get some kind of replacement. There are several options including dentures and tooth implants that you can get. Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular all throughout the world.

What are Implants?

Implants are implanted into your jawbone and take on the appearance of your original teeth. When the dental implants are placed in your mouth, they are fixed to your jaw bone. This allows your jaw bone to be stimulated. This will prevent the sunken in look that many people get when they lose their teeth. Having dental implants will help to ensure that you have proper functionality of your mouth, and you will not have to worry about removing dentures and cleaning them. There are some misconceptions that surround implants. Below are the top 5 misconceptions about implants and why you should not listen to them.

1. They Do Not Look Real

Many people are worried that if they have these implants, they will not look real. They often consider that they will look big, bulky and unsightly. However, this cannot be further from the truth. These implants will look just like regular teeth. They are created out of ceramic in order to give the look and feel of real teeth. When you go in for your appointment, your dentist will make sure that the implants match the size, shape, and color of your original teeth. No one will ever know that you have implants.

2. Cost

Many people shy away from getting implants because they are scared of the cost. The cost can be expensive, but when you consider the damage that you do to your mouth by not replacing your teeth, it will cost you more in the future. These teeth are a single investment that will last throughout the rest of your life. If you take proper care of your implants, they will last for 30 or more years.

3. Implants are Painful

When you have these implants, you may be concerned that it will be extremely painful. However, even though it is more invasive than a cleaning, it will be painless. This procedure is only done with a local anesthetic to ensure that you feel no pain when the implant is put into your jawbone. This procedure is quick, and for some people only lasts for 15 minutes. Thanks to new dental technology, you will not even need stitches after your surgery. You will experience some pain in your mouth for the first few days, but your dentist can help you to manage the pain effectively. 

4. Rejection

Some people are concerned that their body may reject the implants. This only happens in extremely rare cases. It has happened in less than 2% of patients getting these implants. These implants have a high success rate because the procedure has been perfected over the years. This has ensured rare rejections. The implant is made out of titanium. Titanium is a biocompatible metal that will allow the bone to grow to the implant. An average person has a great chance of success with these denture implants. 

5. Not a Good Candidate

Some people consider themselves as not being a good candidate for these implants. The ideal candidate will have good teeth and gums, good jaw bone structure, and not be a non-smoker. However many people that do not meet these requirements have had successful implants. The success of your implants all depends on the dental team that you have. If you have a great interest in getting implants, they will be able to work with you to make an informed decision on whether or not you can have implants. If you are not a good candidate for implants, your dentist will be able to come up with another plan to help you get fully functioning teeth. To learn more about whether or not you are a good candidate, call your dentist today to schedule an appointment. They will be able to go over your health records to ensure that these implants are the right choice for you.

If you have problematic teeth that you want to get replaced, you should consider getting implants. These implants will help you to restore proper function to your mouth as well as restore your healthy smile. Call your local dentist to get an appointment for implants. The dentist will be able to go over the procedure and decide whether or not you are a good candidate for this procedure.