Are you tired of dealing with the problems that come with missing teeth such as drifting adjacent teeth, trouble speaking clearly, a limited diet, or lowered confidence? Make this year the perfect time to consider dental implants!

 

Dr. Gayle Bradshaw regularly places dental implants in The Woodlands, TX to help patients overcome common issues related to missing teeth. At the same time, she offers exceptional patient care and education, including reversing five commonly held myths about dental implants and the surgical implant procedure.

Myth #1. Dental implants are a luxury few patients can afford.

Actually, dental implants have become quite mainstream. You might be surprised to learn how many people around you have at least one dental implant. According to figures from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, no fewer than three million individuals already have dental implants. (source: https://www.aaid.com/about/Press_Room/Dental_Implants_FAQ.html) If you are wondering about cost, talk to our office about financial options to make dental implants more affordable.

Myth #2. Dental implants do not look natural.

Many people misunderstand the difference between the appearance of dental implants and other types of cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments. Dental implants include a crown that is tooth-colored and meant to mimic the function and appearance of regular teeth. The crown is never made from a substance such as metal that would stand out.

Myth #3: Dental implants have to be replaced frequently.

Again, this misconception is probably based on a misunderstanding related to certain temporary or short-term cosmetic procedures to resolve missing teeth. When cared for correctly and under the guidance of a specialist, dental implants can last for decades. Even if the dental crown needs to be replaced eventually, the surgically placed dental post rarely has to be replaced if it is being properly cared for.

Myth #4: Dental implants usually fail.

Would it amaze you to learn that the success rate for dental implants is around 95 percent and can be as high as 98 percent in some cases? Dental implant failure is quite rare. If you do have issues, talk to your periodontist immediately to correct problems.

Myth #5: It is hard to find someone to place dental implants in The Woodlands, TX.

We are always happy to reverse this misconception! Our practice in The Woodlands, TX has placed countless dental implants for patients with missing teeth. In other words, we are just around the corner and highly specialized, making it possible to get high-quality dental implants right in your community!

Rather than continuing to deny yourself the opportunity to get the benefits of dental implants, why not schedule a consultation with Dr. Bradshaw? You will get honest, thorough feedback on your situation and can proceed knowing that you are in professional hands. Schedule your appointment today!