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Dental Implants: Myths vs. Facts

February 8, 2024
Dental Implants: Myths vs. Facts

Have you been thinking about getting dental implants? If you have dentures, one or more missing or severely decayed teeth, dental implants are the highest quality replacement option.  We also provide Mini Dental Implants which are half the cost of conventional implants and provide a quick denture solution known as Snap-on Dentures or Roundhouses.  So why doesn’t everyone get them? It could be that there are some myths about dental implants that some people believe to be true. 


Do you want to know how to separate myths from facts about dental implants? Here are some of the most common misconceptions. 

Myth: Dental Implants Don’t Last 

Fact: Dental Implants Can Last a Lifetime

A dental implant is a titanium post with threads like a screw that allow it to fuse with the bone of your jaw. Once the fusion process (osseointegration) is complete, the bond can last for the rest of your life. They are the longest lasting tooth replacement option available in dentistry. 

Myth: Dental Implants Look Fake

Fact: Dental Implants Provide a Natural Appearance 

Dental implants are the most natural looking option for artificial teeth. They are anchored in the jaw in a way that mimics your natural tooth roots, which helps them blend in with your existing teeth. The prosthetic portion is made of porcelain that resembles tooth enamel in texture and can be made to match the color of your other teeth. 

Myth: You Can’t Eat Certain Foods With Dental Implants 

Fact: There Are No Food Restrictions With Dental Implants 

As mentioned above, dental implants fuse with the bone in your jaw to form a solid bond. This allows your dental implant to function just like a natural tooth. You can eat the foods you enjoy, even crunchy and chewy foods like nuts, steak, apples, and corn on the cob. Just the first couple of weeks, we ask that you avoid crunchy and sticky foods to allow osseointergration to occur.

Myth: Dental Implant Placement is a Painful Procedure

Fact: Anesthesia Makes Dental Implant Placement Comfortable 

All patients are able to get dental implants with just local anesthesia. The area of your mouth where the implant will be placed will be numbed so that you don’t feel any discomfort during the procedure and most patients don’t have any pain afterward. Sedation options are available if it would help you feel more comfortable. 

Myth: Dental Implants Are High Maintenance

Fact: Dental Implant Maintenance is Simple 

Cleaning your dental implants is not difficult at all. If you have a single dental implant, you simply brush and floss around it the same way you do with your natural teeth. If you have implant supported dentures, you either remove them to clean them just like traditional dentures, or you leave them in your mouth to clean them if they are the fixed type. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants 


Are dental implants covered by insurance?

It depends on your insurance plan. Some dental insurance plans will cover a portion of dental implants, but not always.  Surprisingly, we have financing plans that make it easy and truly affordable and we will contact your insurance provider or refer to your benefits guide for specific information about your plan. 


Am I a good candidate for dental implants? 

Everyone is!  Unless you are going through a serious health problem.


Learn More About Dental Implants From Fine Dental Care

If you want to know more about dental implants to determine if they are the right dental restoration option for you, schedule a FREE consultation with Fine Dental Care. We can answer all of your questions about dental implants as well as providing a free 3D scan and implant evaluation.


Call 973-633-5440 or contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment. 

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