Ah, the internet. The world’s knowledge collected all in one place, allowing you to search for anything you want within minutes! While the internet is indeed a fast way to research things, it also contains a fair share of myths and half truths. Mix these falsehoods with the words cosmetic and dentistry, and you have a recipe for disaster!
Before undertaking any cosmetic procedure, it is always advisable to do research but when it comes to treatments like oral implants, how do you know what is fact and what is fiction? There is an undeniable dislike of dentistry and so, these falsehoods about oral implants may deter those who would benefit from pursuing them as a restorative option.
When you are looking for a team to install your dental Implants in Melbourne, it is important to look for a team that is knowledgeable about the procedure and can help you decide if it is the best solution to your gaps. Not everyone is suited to having oral implants fitted, so it is best to approach a team who can identify if you are a suitable candidate.
What are some of the more common myths you will hear when looking for dental implants in Melbourne?
Having implants fitted hurts
While some discomfort is to be expected post-fitting, many patients have stated that it is no worse than having a dental extraction. Any discomfort should fade over the course of a week and should be manageable with over the counter pain medication. If you are worried about the level of discomfort you are in, call your dental team for an urgent appointment.
They don’t last long
Quite the contrary; a set of well maintained oral implants can last up to 40 years.
Things that can affect the longevity of implants include lifestyle habits, like smoking and alcohol consumption alongside poor oral health.
If you look after your implants with regular dental visits and good hygiene, they should last a long time.
Oral implants are expensive
While the overall cost of having implants fitted is quite high, the majority of dental practices who offer implants also offer suitable patients either a payment plan or finance. This will help you break down the cost into affordable monthly payments.
Implants look fake
A knowledgeable and competent dentist will be able to colour, shape and size match any implants we place to any natural teeth you have in your mouth, so your implants should not look fake!
Having implants fitted takes ages
Depending on which implant type you have, there may be a waiting period from the initial fitting to the prosthetic fitting. Typically, this ranges from 3-6 months.
Once in the dental chair, having implants fitted takes minimal time and, in relation to the prosthetic fitting, this can be completed in an hour, so there is no long, drawn out process to worry about.
All dental treatments carry potential risks. Contact your local dental team for more information about the procedures mentioned in this article.