Myths about dental implants debunked

Oral implants are one of the most popular and proven forms of tooth replacement.

Affixed to the jaw through surgery they act as a stable base for the fitting of prosthetic teeth and are commonly used as an anchor point for securing dentures.

They are often a more desirable option to help with the restoration of missing teeth, but because they involve minor surgery to attach them to the jaw, there are many mistruths online that you can find relating to oral implants which may prevent you from seeking them out as an option.

When you come to visit our team at Kooringal Dental, we will always be happy to discuss the possibility of you having dental implants Wagga fitted, as we are experts in this area of cosmetic and restorative dental care. We will always aim to ensure that any implant you have fitted will look natural and will blend in seamlessly with any natural teeth that you have.

So, with that in mind, what are some of the most common myths that you may have read relating to dental implants Wagga? In this article, our team discusses some of the most common ones that we have heard so you can learn more about this procedure and the truth behind it.

The fitting hurts

Actually, having dental implants Wagga fitted should not be uncomfortable as our team will be able to numb the area with a local anaesthetic. If you are a nervous patient, we will be more than happy to offer you a general anaesthetic.

When you are at home afterwards, you may feel a slight sensation akin to having a tooth extracted, but this is normal and should naturally fade in a few days. If this sensation gets worse or you notice excessive swelling or a fever, you need to contact our emergency team.

The implants will become infected

It would be exceedingly unlikely for any oral implants to become infected but as is the way with surgery, there is always a slight risk. Signs of infection to look out for include swelling around the site that is excessive, discolouration of the gums, discomfort that will not cease, a fever, feeling or being sick, or just generally feeling unwell. If you notice any of these signs, please contact our team or seek help from your nearest emergency room.

They will fall out

Typically, two things can cause oral implants to fall out. The first is blunt force trauma to the area and the second is untreated gum disease. As gum disease is more common, you will need to visit our team after you have had your oral implants fitted to ensure that this is kept at bay, as periodontal issues can cause implants to fall out through the destruction of the tendons in the jaw.

They are too expensive

Oral implants are more affordable than many people think, but if you are uncertain about the cost, feel free to contact our team for a consultation. We may be able to offer you 0% financing to help you spread the cost.

They look fake

When you have a prosthetic tooth, bridge or denture attached to your oral implant, our cosmetic team will aim to make it look as realistic as possible to blend in. If you are having an entire denture attached, then you may want to go for a Hollywood look, but this is entirely up to you.


All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.


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