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If you have been wanting to have a dental implant restoration to improve your smile, but have been hesitant because of myths surround implants, we are happy to help you regain your confidence. Our goal today is to dispel some common myths people have about dental implants so that you can make the best decision for your smile.

— Dental implant placements are painful: dental implant placement is a surgical procedure, so there can be some discomfort and pain, but no more than having a tooth extracted. Dr. David Jones and Dr. Priyanka Dutt and our team will ensure that you are as comfortable during the procedure as possible, offering aesthetic options to suit your needs.

— Dental implants can be rejected or even fall out: dental implants are made from biocompatible materials—typically titanium, so your body shouldn’t reject it. In fact, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons has found that dental implants have a success rate of 95 percent.

— Dental implants are very expensive: dental implants do cost more than dentures or dental bridges, initially. But in the long run, dental implants are more cost-effective because they last longer than dentures or bridges, lasting up to 25 years.

— Any dental provider can do an implant, so you can shop for a bargain: discount dental providers may cut corners using less experienced staff, outdated equipment or poor quality materials leaving you with sub-standard results. If you want your dental implant to last, you want quality work done using quality materials. Dr. David Jones and Dr. Priyanka Dutt will ensure that your dental implant is the highest quality available.

— Dental implants are only for healthy young people: dental implants can only be done when jaw growth is complete, but once that happens you can have a dental implant restoration successfully performed up into your 90’s. Most health issues which are treated and controlled will allow you to be a successful dental implant candidate.

At Roanoke Dental Care in Roanoke, Virginia, Dr. David Jones and Dr. Priyanka Dutt and our team are always happy to provide you with the quality dental care you deserve. For more information, please give us a call at 540-685-0105 today!