The popularity of dental implants has risen dramatically over the decades, yet it is still surprising to learn that people believe some common myths that are floating around about the procedure. Dr. Nitin Doshi and the team at National Dental want all our patients to come in with realistic dental implant expectations – so be sure to check out our explanations for some of the most common myths out there right now.
Everyone Is a Good Candidate for Implants
Actually, you need a detailed consultation from a knowledgeable implant professional to help determine if you are a good candidate. You should have decent bone density and be able to handle the surgeries involved with implants, which could include bone grafts and teeth extractions. If you are not a candidate for dental implants, we may have other options available for you.
Only Rich People Can Afford the Procedure
Implant materials are more cost-effective than ever before, and the procedures have been streamlined so that some types of implants can be placed in a single office visit. Overall, implants are more affordable than they have ever been before. In addition, most dental offices are willing to work with patients on payment plans to suit their needs.
Implants Come With Many Restrictions
A successful implant should fully restore the use of your mouth. While dentures tend to have restrictions on the foods you can eat, implants generally do not. However, you should still be careful with hard foods – these can damage even healthy, natural teeth.
You Do Not Have To Take Care of Implants
Dental implants can last for decades. Some can even last a lifetime. However, you must brush and floss twice a day and have your regular dental checkups twice a year. If you do not take care of your implants, they are more likely to fail.
Learn All About Implants With Us
Hopefully, we have set you straight if you believed any of these common implant myths. Do you still have questions? Contact our office today in New York, NY to schedule your consultation and learn more about implants with Dr. Doshi and our team.