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06 November 2017

Dental Implants Manchester Quiz – Would You Answer True or False?

While dental implants in Manchester have been around for decades,  there are still some very common ‘myths’ floating around about this particular type of tooth replacement. So as your local Stockport, Cheadle and Didsbury dentist, we thought we’d grab the chance to set the record straight for our patients. To do this, we decided to run a short quiz to find out how much you really know about dental implants.… Ready to begin? Okay, let’s go!

True or false: Having dental implants is extremely painful.

Answer = False

Many patients actually comment on how pleasantly surprised they are at just how easy the process of undergoing dental implants is. In fact, we can say with relative confidence that compared to having a root canal or a tooth pulled at an emergency dentist, Stockport or Cheadle patients are actually likely to feel less discomfort.

So how so?

When undergoing implant surgery, we always use a local anaesthetic to make sure that you won’t feel a thing. If you’re extremely nervous, there’s always the added option of having dental sedation and this will leave you feeling super relaxed and anxiety-free during your treatment.

As the anaesthetic wears off, you may find the area to be slightly sore or experience some swelling or throbbing but nothing that can’t be easily controlled with over-the-counter painkillers.

True or false: Having dental implants is the most cost-effective option.

Answer = True

Although having a tooth implant is the most expensive way to replace your smile in terms of upfront costs, it’s the most cost-effective option in the long-run. Why’s that?

Well aside from the fact that implants don’t actually cost much more than a conventional 3 tooth bridge, the long-term cost of having implants compared to having a dental bridge or dentures is much lower. This is because these two options need replacing on average every 5-15 years. Conversely, it’s most likely that your dental implant will never need to be replaced at all!

True or falseImplants are the most natural looking replacement option.

Answer = True

Unfortunately, some people seem to think that if you have a dental implant, it will be obvious to the world around. But that really isn’t the case! Modern-day implant-based restorations are so lifelike that it’s easy to forget you even have a dental implant at times. With the tooth implant being fitted level to your gum line and the modern materials that are used to make the porcelain crown (that sits on top), you’re guaranteed to get the most natural looking tooth replacement available!

True or false: Implants require too much special care and maintenance.

Answer = False

This is a totally baseless myth. The truth is that implants don’t need any extra cleaning or maintenance than your natural teeth do. In fact, when we place your implants, they’ll be sealed under your gums and crown – so you’ll just brush your teeth as normal!

Even if you have a number of dental implants in Manchester fitted in order to support a removable denture, care is still very simple. Just remove your dentures as you normally would and then brush your dental implants just like you would your natural teeth. So in essence, as long as you take good care of them by brushing, flossing and visiting us for regular check-ups then you shouldn’t have any problems at all.

True or false: Any dentist can easily place dental implants.

Answer = False

Remember that a dentist should have certification to prove they’ve carried out the necessary training in surgical implantation procedures. So always be sure to choose a highly experienced dentist that can handle any possible complications and has a good history of successful treatments.

Without a doubt, when it comes to our health it’s never worth taking a risk. So always make sure that you’ve done your research when looking for a Stockport, Cheadle or Didsbury dentist who is highly experienced to carry out your implant treatment. Don’t forget to check out their testimonials, ratings, and reviews too.

True or false: You can have an implant placed the same day your tooth is removed.

Answer = True

If a tooth needs to be extracted after a visit to an emergency dentist, Stockport or Cheadle patients will understandably be looking for a quick fix to replace the gap. Usually, implants are planned after a tooth is already missing but that doesn’t always have to be the case. If you’ve been told you need a tooth extraction then it might be possible to plan ahead to place an implant immediately into the gum on the same day your tooth is removed.

This is known as an ‘immediate implant’ and is very successful under the right circumstances. That being said, if there’s any bone loss in the area due to gum disease or infection then it’s always best to give the area a 5-6 month healing period before the implants are placed.

There you have it, a quick little quiz to test your skills on dental implants in Manchester, so how many did you guess correctly? Hopefully, we’ve cleared up a few misconceptions along the way and helped you realise that when you lose a tooth, dental implants continue to be the gold standard option.

Remember, if you’re looking for a Stockport, Cheadle or Didsbury dentist to carry out implant surgery, always choose one that is highly experienced to avoid any unnecessary complications. Here at Church Road & Cosmetics, we’ve successfully fitted many dental implants and offer the highest standard of care using the very best implant brands and the latest technology. But don’t just take our word for it, click here to read our testimonials. Why not arrange a no-obligation consultation with us today on 0161 486 0743 or fill in the contact form on our website www.cheadlehulmedental.com.

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