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Have you been thinking about having a dental implant restoration but are nervous about implants, we would like to help. Today we would like to dispel some common dental implant myths so that you may consider investing in a dental implant restoration for your smile health!

“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. Dr. Miller Lewis and Dr. David Kelly 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 have 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.”

A discount dental provider may cut corners using less experienced staff, outdated equipment or poor quality materials leaving you with sub-standard results.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. Dr. Miller Lewis and Dr. David Kelly 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 Christiansburg Dental in Christiansburg, Virginia, Dr. Dr. Miller Lewis and Dr. David Kelly are always prepared to give you the quality dental care you deserve. To find out more about our dental implants, please give us a call at 540-257-6995 today!