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Have you been wanting a dental implant to restore your confident smile, but are hesitant thanks to myths surround implants? If so, we are pleased to help you get to the truth. At Rice Dentistry of Nellysford in Nellysford, Virginia, we want to help you restore your smile by dispelling some myths about dental implants.

Dispelling the Myths:

Myth #1 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. Jennifer Rice, and Dr. James Rice and our team will ensure that you are as comfortable during the procedure as possible, offering aesthetic options to suit your needs.

Myth #2 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.

Myth #3 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.

Myth #4 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do an implant, so you can shop for a bargain: discount dental providers may cut corners using less experienced staff, outdated equipment or poor quality materials leaving you with sub-standard results.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. Jennifer Rice, and Dr. James Rice will ensure that your dental implant is the highest quality available.

Myth #5 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 Rice Dentistry of Nellysford in Nellysford, Virginia, Dr. Jennifer Rice, and Dr. James Rice are always happy to provide you with the quality dental care you deserve. We invite you to give us a call at 434-218-7020 to find out more, and wish you a Happy Halloween!