Two common myths about dental implants

If you are missing one or more of your teeth, then you have probably heard of dental implants. Implants offer a safe, reliable, durable and long-lasting way to replace your missing teeth by restoring the appearance and function of your natural teeth. Unlike other tooth replacement methods, dental implants are stable and permanent and can replace a single tooth, several, or a full set.

At Chipping Norton Dental Implant Centre in Oxford, dental implants are the next best thing to natural teeth. However, we find that there is a lot of misinformation about dental implants and sometimes patients cannot discern the facts from the misconceptions. We think it is important that you can seek clarification from us in order to make an informed choice about your treatment. Let’s look a few of these myths:

dental-implants-oxfordshireDental implants are expensive

Though it is true that dental implants are pricier than other restorative treatments in the short term, they are much less expensive than dentures and bridges in the long run due to their long life span and stability. Dental implants are only marginally more expensive than bridges, which destroy healthy tooth structure and do not guarantee protection from the health effects of tooth loss. Dental implants are beneficial not only for aesthetics and comfort, but also because they guarantee your oral health since they function as your natural tooth roots.

Dental implants are painful

For many patients, pain is a major factor against visiting the dentist. At Chipping Norton Dental we understand dental phobia and do our best to accommodate it. This is why we offer different methods of sedation when fitting your dental implants in Oxford. Implant operations are generally no more painful than a regular tooth extraction or root canal treatment. You may experience some minor discomfort after the surgery, but it usually doesn’t last too long. We can even offer a whole set of dental implants in just one day with minor discomfort.

Get the facts!

If you are interested in dental implants in Oxford but are not quite sure what to expect, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call us. Don’t put up with a less-than-perfect smile any longer. Our experienced and friendly dentists at Chipping Norton Dental Implant Centre can help to restore your beautiful smile.