Painful? Scary? Time-consuming? These are just some of the things you may be concerned about if you are considering having a dental implant treatment. In fact, they are often considered to be much safer alternatives to other outdated procedures. As dental experts in Oxfordshire, offering dental implant treatments to our clients, we are well positioned to debunk some of the myths surrounding this long-lasting, high-effective method.
Fact: Your dentist will most likely perform implant surgery under local anaesthesia, meaning you won’t feel any pain during the procedure (speak to your professional dental surgeon for more information about anaesthesia options). As the numbness wears off, you may feel some discomfort and aching. The amount of pain will depend of the extent of the procedure, and your dentist will be able to prescribe you medication to help cope with any pain you may experience. The pain should last no longer than 10 days.
Fact: As with any surgery, there is a risk of complication – e.g. infection, damage or implant rejection to name a few. However, dental implantation has a success rate of around 95 per cent. This, combined with the fact that dental technology has vastly evolved in the last 50 years, means that dental implants are one of the safest dental procedures offered worldwide. In addition, it is the most trusted method of replacing missing teeth used today.
Fact: The initial costs may seem higher than other procedures, but dental implants are a great investment. They are one of the most permanent solutions, lasting much longer than bridges, for instance, which have a lifespan of around 6-7 years. The Implant Studio offers a range of treatment costs and plans for your Implant procedure. For more information, speak to our team today and we can help you work out an effective payment plan that works for you.
Fact: It is a common misconception that dental implants will be visible or easily recognised by other people. This is not the case. The procedure offers the greatest chance to create a natural-looking smile that you can feel proud of and confident about. They’ll look so real, no one will be able to notice that you’ve had implants in the first place.
Fact: Not true. Just like all dentists are not the same. Some have more experience and a deeper knowledge/understanding about the treatment they offer. Be wary of too-good-to-be-true offers on dental implants, as those clinics may have scrimped on tools, components and quality materials – and it’s a hard procedure to rectify once completed. Check out the profile, testimonials and rating of the dental surgery prior to treatment or payment confirmation.
Fact: We recommend that anyone under the age of 18 does not have dental implant surgery. This is because the jaws are still developing around this time – it is essential to have a strong bone tissue for the dental implants to be fuller secured in the mouth. Your qualified dentist will be able to figure out if implantation is the best solution for you and recommend alternatives should not be the best option.
We are highly-skilled dental experts in Banbury, Oxfordshire, offering a range of services to suit your dental requirements. Contact The Implant Studio for more information about dental implants or take a look at our FAQ’s when it comes to dental implant information. Alternatively, book an appointment via our online booking system, today.