You’re not the only one if you do. In Glasgow, dental implants have become people’s first choice for replacing lost teeth. Even though they have been around for more than 30 years now, there are still a lot of misconceptions surrounding this treatment.
Here at Tiwari Watson Dental Care, we like to dispel the myths so that you can clearly see the benefits of this innovative way to replace lost teeth.
Myth 1: Dental implants in Glasgow hurt
Getting dental implants is not as painful as you might think. This is because there are far fewer nerve endings in the jawbone than in the teeth. Our implant surgeons, Joseph Watson and David Chan, only need to use a local anaesthetic to numb the pain during surgery.
Anaesthetics don’t stop you feeling anxious though, so we can also offer sedation if you are nervous about going through this minor surgical procedure.
Myth 2: Dental implants are hard to look after
Actually, the opposite is true. Dental implants are a lot less hassle than other kinds of tooth replacement. They are fixed into the jaw and all you have to do to look after them is have a diligent oral health routine. This means a thorough toothbrushing twice a day, plus a good flossing once a day. You are trying to keep plaque at bay so that the implants don’t become loose in their sockets. So, it’s important to have regular plaque removal sessions with the hygienist.
Myth 3: Dental implants are expensive
It is true that the initial cost of dental implants can be high, but you need to weigh that against how long they last, which is at least 15 years. If you take good care of your dental implants in Glasgow, they can last for decades, maybe even the rest of your life, although you may need to replace the crowns, which can wear out. Compare this with the cost of having to replace dentures or fixed bridgework every few years. In the long run, they can work out to be very similar.
We hope this helps. Why not come in for a consultation to find out more?