5 Implant Myths That May Be Holding You Back From That Perfect Smile

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Implant Myths Perfect Smile

Have you been feeling insecure about your teeth for a while? Don’t let fear and uncertainty hold you back from the dental care you need, and the healthy mouth you’ve always wanted.

We get it. You may not be thrilled about a dental visit, and you may be hesitant about moving forward with dental implants due to bad information. Today, we break the five implant myths that may be holding you back from that perfect smile.

Myth #1: Not Many People Need Dental Implants.

Nearly 70% of adults between the ages of 35-44 have lost at least one permanent tooth according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and about 25% of Americans older than 74 are missing all their teeth. Whether you’ve lost a tooth due to decay, an accident, a failed root canal, or gum disease, you are a great candidate for an implant.

Myth #2: You Have To Go To A Specialist

Because of advances in technology, surgical procedures, and easily accessible training in dental implantology, more and more general dentists place and restore dental implants. Dr. Blevins has completed advanced training and has been placing and restoring dental implants for more than 20 years.

Myth #3: It’s A Very Painful and Complicated Procedure

While placement of a dental implant involves surgery, many patients state that it is a procedure that is “easier than getting a filling.” In most cases, the patient goes back to work the next day and only requires over-the-counter medicines like Tylenol or Advil to control discomfort.

The process is pretty simple too. It’s just five simple steps performed with care and precision.

Implant Myths Holding Your Smile Back Mullins Sc

Myth #4: Dental Implants Are Prone To Failure

The truth is that dental implants are one of the most predictable and lasting dental treatments available. The medical-grade titanium fixtures actually become fused to the bone of the jaw by a process called osseointegration. Dr. Blevins utilizes the best technology and techniques, which have helped him to achieve an incredible success rate of nearly 96%.

Myth #5: Implants Are Too Expensive

One of the most common uses of dental implants is to replace a single tooth. The cost is very close to the alternative treatment of a fixed bridge, which according to the American Dental Association, has an average life of 10-12 years. An implant in this case would keep a one tooth problem, a one tooth problem and not require cutting down the adjacent teeth as a bridge would. With the proper care, a dental implant could potentially last a lifetime. If you are missing most or all of your teeth, utilizing 5-6 dental implants can anchor a full fixed arch of replacement teeth. It’s a very comfortable and aesthetic solution.

In Summary

Whether you are missing a single tooth or an entire arch of teeth, now is the perfect time to contact Dr. Blevins to see how dental implants can help restore your smile and help you enjoy your food once again. Ask about our Spring Implant Special and receive up to $500 off each implant* when you book by March 31, 2019

Implants have made a world of difference in my life, in my well-being, and in my comfort in my meals.

— Mr. Townsend.

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