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Dispelling Some of the Most Common Myths about Dental Implants

We think dental implants in Ladbroke Grove are a fantastic way of replacing missing teeth but we also know that many patients are a little bit confused about this type of treatment and unfortunately there are a lot of myths about dental implants. We have listed just a few of them below.

It Is a Myth That Dental Implant Placement Is Very Painful

dental implants in Ladbroke GroveIt is true that a small surgical procedure is needed to insert the implants into your jawbone but this is done using plenty of anaesthetic and if needed we can supply extra dental sedation for anyone who is particularly nervous about this dental treatment. Once the anaesthetic wears off, you might find you have some minor discomfort but this should be easily controlled with over-the-counter painkillers. Lots of people find they have no discomfort whatsoever and with a single dental implant you should be just fine to go back to work or everyday life the very next day.

It Is a Myth That Dental Implants Often Just Fall out or Are Rejected

In fact this treatment is highly successful in this due to the extensive planning that takes place before you have your implant surgery. Our dentist in Ladbroke Grove assesses every single person who is thinking of having dental implants extremely carefully for their suitability. We carry out extensive tests that include x-rays and a CT scan and these are used to plan the exact placement of the implant. It is true that dental implants can fall out but this tends to be due to improper placement in insufficient bone, or where there is infection. With proper planning and subsequent after-care, you should be able to enjoy your implants for many years and treatment has a typical success rate of around 95%. With any type of oral surgery, there is always a tiny risk of failure we do take extensive care to minimise this. Our dental implants are made from the highest quality medical grade titanium alloy which integrates very well with natural bone and it’s highly unlikely that it would be rejected.

It Is a Myth That Dental Implants Are Just for the Young

In fact you can be too young to have dental implants as they cannot be placed in anyone below the age of 18 as the jaws are still developing. Once growth is fully complete, age is no longer a barrier and many older people who are in their 80s or even in their 90s have benefited from having dental implant treatment. You do need to have reasonable dental and general health but it doesn’t need to be perfect. If you have any conditions such as active gum disease then our dentist in Ladbroke Grove will need to treat these before you have your dental implants to help improve the success rate of treatment. Conditions such as diabetes do need to be properly controlled but do not necessarily disqualify you from having dental implants in Ladbroke Grove.

If you are thinking about having dental implants in Ladbroke Grove then please contact Ladbroke Grove Dental Care to book your initial consultation. We are sure a chat with our dentist will help dispel any other myths you may have heard and we can answer any questions you have about treatment. Please call us on 020 7727 9836.

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