Myths about Dental Implants

Myths about Dental Implants
Myths about Dental Implants

Dental implants vs. dentures, there’s a whole lot of people who have a whole lot to say about both. However, have you double-checked your facts when it came to dental implants? At Atlantic Oral Surgery, we pride ourselves on our exceptional team of doctors, surgeons, and administrative staff – who are dedicated to guiding you through the entire process – from reception to recovery. A part of that promise is to make sure you’re all clued-up about what to expect when considering or scheduling your dental implant treatment.

Unfortunately, there’s a whole lot of myths out there that can make the experience seem dangerous, daunting, or unaffordable. We’re here to clear the air with our top myths debunked.

Myth: I need to have perfect teeth to be an Implant Candidate

No, this is not the case at all. When scheduling your appointment, your oral surgeon will set up a custom treatment plan based on your specific dental x-rays and examination. Therefore, each treatment plan will vary, to ensure that it is least invasive and most beneficial.

When seeing your oral surgeon, there will, however, be a few things that need to be checked before ensuring that dental implants are the best way forward for you specifically.

These requirements include:

  • A healthy jaw bone to support the implant.
  • Healthy gum tissues
  • One or more missing teeth.

Even if you don’t have all of the above requirements, your surgeon will most likely still be able to create a custom treatment plan that meets all your specific dental needs.

Myth: Dental implants are going to further damage my gums or jaw

It is completely normal to approach an implant surgery with caution and hesitation. Upon first glance, the procedure can seem daunting, and the process leading up to having to undergo a dental implant surgery is often also uncomfortable or traumatic.

Luckily, you can rest assured that you are in safe hands at Atlantic Oral Surgery.

In reality, dental implants actually protect your overall mouth health and contribute to preserving adjacent teeth.

Looking for more information on Dental Implants? Take a look at our detailed treatment page here: Alternatively, if you have an upcoming treatment or surgery coming up – don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff here at Atlantic Oral Surgery – we’d love to chat!