Dental implants have been a solution for replacing missing or damaged teeth for some time now and have transformed the lives of many people. However, they may not be the most commonly known dental treatment, and certainly, compared to people’s understanding of what dentures are, there is certainly a gap in knowledge with regards to dental implant treatments.
As with any medical treatment or procedure that people are not 100% aware of, rumours, myths, and scare stories are conjured up by some unknown person or persons that invariably try to put a negative spin on it. Unfortunately, many of these stories seem so believable that they are accepted as the truth, and as such someone might deny themselves the opportunity to benefit from a treatment, that would otherwise benefit them.
Dental implants are as much subject to these myths and untruths as any other kind of treatment, particularly as it is considered ‘cosmetic’ and therefore in some peoples’ minds deemed as a prime candidate for negative stories. So, in order to help anyone who might be considering dental implants but has been put off by one of these myths, we are going to debunk the five most commonly told.