A dental implant is a permanent solution to restore appearance and function when a tooth is lost or missing. No other dental procedure is more predictable or cost-effective. Yet there are several common misunderstandings about dental implants.
Misconception #1 – Dental implants are expensive.
The associates at Plaza Dental continually strive to learn more about the latest implant techniques and the strongest, best-looking materials available. Many years of studies have shown that implants are 98 percent effective. You won’t have the expense or inconvenience of having dental work redone, so your implant is economical over the long-term.
Plaza Dental is very competitive on cost. We work with each patient to be sure he or she gets just the work that is needed. We offer financing options to be sure the up-front dental implant cost in Des Moines does not prevent you from getting the quality care you deserve
Misconception #2 – Dental implants are painful.
A dental implant requires two steps – surgical placement of a titanium screw into the jawbone; then, several months later, a restoration to replace the missing tooth. Both phases may be carried out at the Plaza Dental facility.
The surgical portion of a dental implant is a rather minor, painless procedure. You are thoroughly numbed, and made very comfortable. Your dentist knows exactly where and how to place it. The surgery takes only a few minutes, after which you can get on with your day, with little or no discomfort.
We often place a healing cap over the implant while tissue and bone heal and the implant osseointegrates solidly. In a few months you return for a porcelain crown, or a denture, depending on number of missing teeth being replaced.
Misconception #3 – Dental work is meant to last a lifetime without any care.
Dental implants are long-lasting even permanent, restorations. However, the one reason your implant could fail is poor oral hygiene. It is important to care for it just like your natural teeth – daily brushing and flossing, and regular dental exams and cleaning.
It pays to know the facts about dental implants.