Debunking Common Myths About Dental Implants

Don’t Fear Dental Implants

Dental implants have become an increasingly popular choice for individuals seeking to restore their smiles with a permanent and natural-looking solution. However, despite their proven effectiveness, several myths and misconceptions continue to surround dental implants.

Today, we’ll debunk some of the most common myths about dental implants, providing some clarity and confidence to those considering this form of dental treatment.

Myth #1: Dental Implants are Painful.

One of the most common misconceptions about dental implants is that the procedure is painful & invasive. While dental implants do require surgery, the procedure is an outpatient surgery, with local anaesthesia to ensure that patients experience minimal discomfort.

During healing, you will experience some discomfort; however, this usually subsides after a few days. Taking pain medications as prescribed by your dentist will also aid in pain management.

Myth #2: Dental Implants are for Elderlies.

Dental implant treatment is not exclusively for older adults. They can be suitable for individuals of various ages who have lost one or more teeth due to injury, decay, or other reasons. Patients who are suitable for dental implants should have good oral health as the procedure relies on the health of the surrounding teeth, gums, and bone density. Hence, dental implants can benefit individuals of all ages, including older adults.

Before the procedure, your dentist will address any existing dental issues, such as gum disease or decay, to reduce any risk of complications during surgery.

Myth #3: Dental Implants are Unnatural and Look Fake

With technological advancements, patients now have more options and colour shades of their crowns to fit their natural teeth appearance. Dental implants are available in titanium or zirconia materials; as the dental implant fuses into your jawbone, an experienced dentist will ensure that the implant closely mirrors your natural teeth’ strength, structure, and appearance.

Myth #04: Dental Implants are Expensive

The cost of dental implants varies widely, depending on the number of teeth to be replaced, the type of implants and your general oral health. However, in the long term, the benefits of dental implants outweigh the long-term maintenance & costs of other cosmetic dentistry options like bridges and dentures.

In Singapore, Singaporeans & Permanent Residents can apply to use up to SGD1,250 of their MediSave for dental implant procedures. Further, CDC vouchers can also be redeemed at some clinics.

As we debunk these common myths about dental implants, it is essential to approach dental treatment decisions based on accurate information and guidance from qualified dental professionals.
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