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Common mistruths about dental implants explored

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Most people who have lost an adult tooth or teeth will have heard about oral implants.

Affixed to the jaw via simple surgery, the titanium screws act as a stable base for prosthetics to be attached. But, there are many mistruths out there relating to this treatment, and our team seeks to set the record straight.

At Quest Dental Care, we have extensive experience with the fitting of dental implants Ipswich and will always aim to answer any questions that our patients may have about the process, so you can decide whether this is the right treatment for you.

With that in mind, what are some of the most popular mistruths you may have read about dental implants Ipswich, and what is the truth behind them? Read on to find out.

The fitting is uncomfortable

You may have read about the fitting for dental implants Ipswich, and you may have shuddered. It does sound uncomfortable, but rest assured that before we make any incisions, we will numb the area with a local anaesthetic. If you suffer from dental anxiety, we can offer you sedation, so you won’t feel a thing.

When you are at home afterwards, you may need to take pain relief, but any discomfort you have should be manageable with paracetamol. If it isn’t, or the discomfort is worsening, then please call us for an emergency appointment.

They will fall out

If they are fitted correctly, oral implants will not fall out!

In fact, in order for the prosthetic tooth or teeth to be attached, the implants have to have fused fully with the jaw, which can take between 3-6 months. The fitting will be determined with an X-ray and will act as a very stable base for the prosthetics. So, no, your implants will not (or should not) fall out, and if you feel they are wobbling, be sure to call our team.

They are expensive

Many patients are concerned that oral implants will be expensive. But our team is able to offer financing options, which will help to break down the overall cost.

This is subject to a credit check, so if you have concerns about being able to pay for implants, please talk to our team today!

Everyone is suitable for them

Sadly, this is not the case and can lead to intense disappointment for many people.

To be able to have oral implants fitted, you must be over 18, have good oral health (no active decay or gum disease), and you also need to have a healthy, stable jawbone, which will be determined via X-ray. There are some medical conditions which can also lower suitability for implants, such as osteoporosis. So, feel free to talk to our team about any medical conditions you may have.

You can get them abroad for cheaper

Technically, this isn’t a myth, but before you book your tickets abroad to have implants fitted, consider why they are cheaper.

When you come to see our team at Quest Dental Care, we will use the latest technology and techniques to fit your implants and will also be able to provide you with top-notch aftercare in the rare event of anything going wrong. However, if you have your implants fitted abroad, cuts to these essential areas of care are what is likely to lead to lower prices which can, unfortunately, lead to a higher chance of error. So, always be sure to have your implants fitted by cosmetic dental teams you can trust, like ours at Quest Dental Care!

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