4 Misconceptions About Dental Implants

4 Misconceptions About Dental Implantsmisconceptions about dental implants

How much do you know about dental implants? Many people have heard about implants, but they do not really know much about how they work, who can add the implants, or whether they would be a good candidate for them or not. Quite a few misconceptions about dental implants have sprung up over the years, so it is important to get a good understanding of the truth behind them so you have at least some knowledge when you speak with your dentist in Overland Park.

Misconception #1 – Any Dentist Can Add Implants

This one can be tricky. While it is possible for any dentist to place the implants, that doesn’t mean that you want to go to just any dentist, and that’s one of the big misconceptions about dental implants. You want to work with someone who has the actual skill needed when it comes to working with these implants to do a good job and to let you know if you are even a good candidate for them or not.

When you are choosing your dentist, and you want implants, it is a good idea to ask them about their experience. At KC Smile in Overland Park, we have the experience you deserve.

Misconception #2 – You Should Try to Find Cheap Implants

Here is another misconception about dental implants. Sure, everyone likes the idea of saving money on their dental work, but that does not mean you should opt for the lowest cost implants you can find. Instead, find a quality manufacturer and talk with your implant dentist about the different options. Find an implant that is going to look good and that will last.

Misconception #3 – The Surgery Is Painful

Another one of the misconceptions about dental implants is that the surgery to have them placed is painful. While there will likely be some pain right after the procedure, patients have said that it is about the same level of pain as having an extraction. It is manageable, so you should not let the fear of pain dissuade you from the procedure.

Misconception #4 – They Are Noticeable

The final misconception about dental implants we will discuss is the belief that they are noticeable when you talk or smile. That’s not the case. The implant dentistry specialists are able to provide you with an implant that looks very natural when compared with your other teeth. The only people who will know are those who you tell.

Contact Our Overland Park Dental Implant Dentist

If you would like to learn more about dental implants, visit our contact page or call us at 913-491-6874. To learn more, you can also read our other pages: Dental Implants Aftercare, Dental Implants FAQs, and Benefits of Dental Implants.

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