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Dental Implants and Misconceptions

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A few generations ago missing teeth meant dentures. And for almost all people this was an inevitable part of growing old. But today we can have permanent replacement teeth. And while we would all agree that keeping our natural teeth is the best option, modern replacement teeth are almost indistinguishable from the original teeth. In fact, they might even look better.

Dental Implants are the best type of replacement tooth. They are bonded to the jaw with a metal post that connects at a molecular level, and they externally look and function like a natural tooth. Unlike other alternative replacement teeth, such as a bridge, they don’t require the surrounding teeth to be modified. And unlike dentures, which require glue to stay in, they are very much permanent.

Best of all, implants don’t require any special maintenance. they just need to be brushed twice per day and flossed, to prevent the surrounding gum from infection.

Dental Newington Implant Misconceptions

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Cost – Implants are expensive up front, but they last for the rest of your life. This is a saving in the long term.

Do they look real? – A modern implant looks and feels like a real tooth. You soon forget that you ever had a tooth replaced. Each implant is custom designed to suit the individual’s mouth.

There is a limit on the food you can eat – Quite the opposite. Older tooth replacement technology like dentures meant that eating was awkward. But implants free you up to eat virtually anything that normal people eat.

Implants are painful – Not a complete myth. Losing a tooth might have been painful. And implant surgery will require anesthetic. But if all goes well the procedure is not particularly painful.

The body might reject the implant – This is very rare. Unhealthy people have a small change of rejecting the implant. Smokers have a higher risk than non-smokers. But healthy non-smokers very rarely have any issue.

Cleaning – Implants will never suffer decay. But we should brush then twice daily to prevent gum disease.

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Implants are the ideal replacement for a lost or badly damaged tooth. They last a lifetime with regular brushing and flossing.

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