Northwest Arkansas Family Dental
Fayetteville, AR Dentist

Don't Let Misunderstandings Cloud Your Opinion of Dental Implants

March 21, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Beth Bowen
Dental Implants | Northwest Arkansas Family Dental

A recent study published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery shows that patients are not as aware of how dental implants work and what to expect with treatment as you might first imagine with all of the dental implant information available today. 

This could lead to misunderstandings that keep you from seeking appropriate treatment. It is more important than ever to find a dentist experienced in dental implants in Fayetteville to get the information you need to make an excellent decision for the future of your smile.

What Dental Implants Are Made Of

Most dental implants are made of titanium, a biocompatible metal that fuses with natural bone. Because the fusing process, called osseointegration, stabilizes the dental implant, it is a long-term and reliable solution for missing teeth.

The dental implant crown is typically made of porcelain or ceramic and custom colored to match your adjacent teeth. No metal components should be visible once the process completes.

Dental Implant Surgery Is Painful

Many people hear the words “implant” and “bone” and may shy away from dental implant treatment because of concerns about the invasiveness of the procedure. The opposite is true because bone does not contain the same number of nerve endings as the rest of the mouth, so surgery is tolerated quite well.

You may have some mild soreness or bruising near the site, but it will fade within a few days, and you will feel like yourself again during the remainder of the healing process. When we place dental implants in our Fayetteville dental office, we prioritize patient comfort and will discuss ways to manage any pain during and following your procedure.

Dental Implant Surgery Is Expensive

All dentistry is an investment in you and your smile. You will likely find that dental implants are comparable to alternative tooth-replacement options such as bridges and partial dentures – not to mention you can have a smile you are proud to show off.

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