- Are dental implants too expensive?
- Are dental implants unsafe?
- Are dental implants experimental?
- Is the surgery painful?
- Does it take a long time to recover?
The answer to all of these is No.
Let’s talk about it.
Dental implants are an investment in a higher quality of life
Dental implants aren’t cheap. We understand that. But you get so much more than a titanium post and porcelain crown or denture.
You get the capacity to chew steak and raw vegetables. You gain self confidence. You preserve the shape of your face. You prevent your teeth from shifting after an extraction. You avoid embarrassing dentures slipping around in your mouth.
Permanent dental implants are a safe, mainstream dental procedure
In healthy patients who are good candidates for the procedure, dental implants have a success rate around 98%. They have been used for decades.
Are you contemplating getting a dental implant? At Cary Family Dental, we only recommend surgery for people who are good candidates. This helps us maintain a nearly 100% success rate.
According to the American Academy of Implant dentistry, 3 million Americans have received implants.
If you get a tooth implant this year, it could last the rest of your life.
Dental implant surgery has very little pain and patients usually recover quickly
Our dental implant patients are typically surprised after they get their implant placed.
“Wow! That was no more painful than a filling.”
“Are you finished already? I didn’t even feel it.”
“That was oral surgery? It only took a few minutes.”
After dental implant surgery, you may experience:
- Minimal pain at the implant site
- Minimal bleeding
- Swelling and/or bruising of the gums and cheeks
These effects should subside after a few days. Ibuprofen usually takes care of the pain. Ice packs used on the outside of the face can reduce swelling. Call our office if these symptoms persist.
At Cary Family Dental, we want to share reliable information about implants. There are too many myths floating around. It’s unfortunate that incorrect information can prevent people with missing teeth from improving their lives with implants.
If you have questions about tooth implants, get your answers from an expert. Dr. Acton has been providing the highest quality dental service since 2003.