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4 Myths About Dental Implants

July 6, 2023
4 Myths About Dental Implants

Do you need one or more of your teeth replaced? Then you should consider dental implants. Consisting of a screw-like device implanted into your jaw combined with a replacement tooth, dental implants are long-lasting replacements that will restore both the look and function of your missing teeth.

Unfortunately, despite their growing popularity, there are a number of myths about dental implants that have spread around the world. We think dental implants are a great treatment solution for missing teeth, so learn from the dental experts at Dr. Park Family Dentistry and find out the truth behind four of the most common myths regarding Dental Implants:


Myth #1: Dental implants only last 10 to 15 years

Many common dental treatment procedures, such as dental crowns and bridges, do have a functional lifespan of 10 to 15 years. By taking good care of your oral health, you can extend the lifespan of your dental treatments, but they are still finite.

Dental implants are actually designed to last much longer than the average dental treatment. With good oral hygiene, you can retain your dental implants for over 30 years, or even for the rest of your life. Like all dental treatments though, the effectiveness does depend on your oral maintenance, so make sure you brush your teeth, floss, and use mouthwash daily.


Myth #2: Dental implants look and feel unnatural

Dental implants are actually designed to look and feel like natural teeth as closely as possible, and from an outsider’s perspective it will be nearly impossible to tell the difference. The rod that is used to mount the tooth is hidden from view, while the prosthetic tooth is made of durable material that matches the appearance and function of the rest of your teeth.

With dental implants, you’ll find it just as easy to speak, eat, breathe, and perform other ordinary oral functions just as well as with your natural teeth.


Myth #3: Dental implants are only for young patients

Dental implants are for everyone, regardless of age. In fact, many older patients prefer dental implants over younger people. The reason why is that dental implants can also provide additional jaw support and improve gum tissue health compared to treatments like dental crowns and bridges.

Ultimately, there are many different factors to consider when considering dental treatment options. Consult your dentist and consider each treatment option carefully in order to find the best solution for your oral needs.


Myth #4: Dental implants are more painful than other treatments

While dental implants do involve some surgery, anesthesia is used to ensure that the patient feels no pain during the procedure. It is true that the recovery time of dental implants is longer compared to many other treatments, but with over the counter pain medication your mouth will quickly recover and enjoy the benefits of dental implants.

Just make sure to follow your dentist’s recommended recovery instructions to minimize the pain you feel in the months following dental implant treatment.


Contact Dr. Park Family Dentistry for dental implants

Are you looking for an experienced dentist in the Kingston, Ontario area? Then you should consider scheduling an appointment with Dr. Park Family Dentistry. Along with dental implants, we provide a wide range of other cosmetic and restorative dental treatments. Our experienced staff has over 100 years of cumulative experience, and are happy to discuss treatments with our patients in both English and Korean.

Need to schedule an appointment or have any questions? Call us today at 613-544-2432 to learn more about how we can help you find your perfect smile here at Dr. Park Family Dentistry. 

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