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3 Common Myths About Dental Implants

Posted on May 13, 2024

3 Common Myths About Dental Implants

Dental implants have revolutionized teeth replacements for those with gum disease or missing teeth. When compared to alternatives like bridges and dentures, dental implants are more comfortable, durable, and functional, making it a favourite among patients and periodontists in Oshawa and across Ontario. At The Perio Centre, Dr. Adam Ohayon and our team of experts specialize in high-quality dental implants that are designed to provide a long-lasting option for tooth replacement that enhances your smile and quality of life. To learn more about our periodontal services and dental implants, book a consultation with our team to ensure it’s the best option for your smile. 

Here are some dental implants myths you should know the truth about as you start your journey.

Myth 1: Dental Implants Are Incredibly Painful

Because dental implants are placed directly into the gum and jaw bone, it’s not uncommon for people to think that the procedure is painful. With the right procedure and an experienced periodontist in Oshawa like Dr. Adam Ohayon, your dental implant experience can be completed with minimal discomfort. At The Perio Centre our team helps to minimize bruising and swelling to enable a more comfortable experience. 

When compared to alternative tooth replacement options like bridges, dental implants are a top choice because they result in minimal discomfort and often there is little to no bruising or swelling. While there may be temporary discomfort or sensitivity immediately after the procedure, the solution results in long-term benefits and healthier smiles. 

Myth 2: Dental Implants Are Not Suitable for Older Adults

Another common myth is that dental implants are only suitable for younger individuals and that older adults should avoid them. This misconception likely arises because dental implants require sufficient bone density and a simple healing process. However, age is not a disqualifier for dental implants. Many older adults have successfully received dental implants and enjoy the benefits they offer. The key factors that determine candidacy for dental implants are overall health, the condition of the jaw bone, and oral hygiene habits.

A thorough evaluation by a periodontist in Oshawa will assess whether an individual has sufficient bone density to support an implant. In cases where bone density is insufficient, procedures offered at The Perio Centre such as bone grafting can often provide a viable solution. Additionally, good oral hygiene and overall health are crucial for the success of dental implants, regardless of age.

Myth 3: Dental Implants Require Extensive Maintenance

Many people believe that dental implants require complicated and extensive maintenance routines, which can deter some people from experiencing the benefits of dental implants. When in actuality maintenance and care for your dental implants can fit seamlessly into your daily oral hygiene routine similarly to caring for your natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing and dental checkups will keep your teeth in implants in good shape. Your periodontist will provide tailor insights into the maintenance options for you to maximize the lifespan of your smile.

The Right Fit with Dental Implants at The Perio Centre

Dental implants can be a game-changer for a smile. If you’re not sure whether it's right for you, contact The Perio Centre to book a consultation with Dr. Adam Ohayon to get the best options for you.


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