- Are tooth implants too expensive?
- Are dental implants unsafe?
- Are dental implants experimental?
- Is the surgery painful?
- Does it take a long time to recover?
The answer to all of these is No.
Let’s talk about it.
Dental implants are an investment in a better quality of life
Dental implants aren’t cheap. We understand that. But you get so much more than a titanium post and porcelain crown or denture.
You get the ability to chew steak and raw vegetables. You gain self-confidence. You preserve the shape of your face. You prevent your teeth from shifting after an extraction. You avoid uncomfortable dentures slipping around in your mouth.
Permanent dental implants are a safe, mainstream dental procedure
In healthy patients who are good candidates for the treatment, tooth implants have a success rate of around 98%. They have been used for decades.
Are you thinking about getting a permanent dental implant? At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS, we only recommend surgery for men and women who are good candidates. This helps us maintain a nearly 100% success rate.
According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 3 million Americans have received implants.
If you get a permanent tooth implant this year, it could last the rest of your life.
Dental implant surgery has very little pain and patients usually recover quickly
Our dental implant patients are ordinarily surprised after they get their implants placed.
“Wow! That was no more painful than a filling.”
“Have you finished already? I didn’t even feel it.”
“That was oral surgery? It only took a few minutes.”
After dental implant surgery, you may experience:
- Minimal pain at the implant site
- Minimal bleeding
- Swelling and bruising of the gums and cheeks
These effects should subside after a few days. Ibuprofen usually takes care of the pain. Ice packs used on the outside of the face can assuage swelling. Call our office if these symptoms persist.
At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS, we want to share accurate information about implants. There are too many myths floating around. Unfortunately, incorrect information can prevent men and women with missing teeth from improving their lives with implants.
If you have questions about dental implants, get your answers from an expert. Dr. Blackwood has been providing the highest quality dental service since 2005.
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