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The Tooth of the Matter: A Dental Blog

You only have one set of adult teeth, and they need to last until you are 80, 90, or beyond. The actions you take towards your teeth today will either benefit you or harm you in the future. Of course, good dental care starts with seeing a dentist regularly. You should go in for cleanings and checkups, and any other time you think something might be amiss with your teeth. Education is important when it comes to any aspect of your health, so start reading the articles on this website to educate yourself about dentists and dental care. We promise that when you're 80 and you still have your teeth, you won't regret the time spent.


The Tooth of the Matter: A Dental Blog

Addressing Common Concerns Regarding Dental Implant Surgery

Sofia Curtis

While dental implants have become the preferred tooth replacement option for many dentists and patients thanks to the superior strength and durability that implants are able to offer, some patients still find they have concerns regarding this dental procedure. If you find that you have concerns regarding whether or not dental implants are right for you, taking the time to review the information below can help to put your mind at ease by addressing many of the most common concerns surrounding implants. 

Concern: Being Left With No Tooth While Waiting To Complete Implant Procedure

What You Need To Know

Even a few short years ago many patients who underwent dental implant surgery were forced to live without a tooth replacement while they waited for their gums to heal in between each stage of this surgical procedure. However, this is no longer the case. Thanks to improved surgical techniques and implant materials, dentists are now able to offer most patients temporary tooth replacement options that will allow them to have a fully functional set of teeth throughout the entire process. 

If this particular issue is a concern for you, be sure to share your concern with your dentist so that they can determine what temporary tooth replacement option will work best in your specific situation.

Concern: Jawbone Is Not Strong Enough To Support Implant

What You Need To Know

A strong jawbone is a requirement for the successful use of dental implants. However, if you have experienced bone loss as the result of denture use, gum disease, poor oral hygiene, or the aging process; your dentist may be able to restore the strength of your jawbone through bone grafts. Consequently, bone loss no longer needs to disqualify you from taking advantage of all the benefits that dental implants have to offer.

Concern: Dental Implants Are More Expensive Than Dentures

What You Need To Know

More and more dental insurance plans are now offering coverage for implants, especially in cases where your dentist deems the implant medically necessary. If you do not have dental insurance, you may be able to get financing directly through your dentist's office. When contemplating the higher upfront cost of implants versus dentures, it is also important to remember that implants typically last a lifetime while dentures will need to be replaced over the years. Consequently, dentures will often be the more expensive option in the long run.

Schedule An Appointment 

If you still have concerns about dental implant surgery, you should know that most reputable dentists are more than happy to schedule an appointment for you to come in and simply talk about what treatment plan is best suited to your specific dental care needs. With no dental work being completed during this appointment, scheduling a consultation appointment is truly a great way to address any concerns you may have while keeping any anxiety you may be feeling at bay.

When you are ready to get started, contact a local dentist to learn more about dental implant surgery.