Monday, May 21, 2012

Should I be scared to get a dental implant?

The question of safety with dental implants is one that seems to persist
among the general population.

Perhaps a lack of news coverage is responsible for this.

Someone getting a heart or lung replaced gets a lot more attention
(as it should) then replacing a tooth.

So lets see if this helps.
This is a picture of an artificial heart.

This is a diagram of a real heart.

This is a diagram of the lungs.
This is a diagram of an idea for an artificial lung.
All 4 of these items are very complex.
Yet doctors, very successfully, place (transplant) these items into patients all the time.

Below you will see a diagram of a tooth implant.

Yup, that's it.
Its a titanium screw.
No moving parts are pieces.
Far less complex then the heart or the lung.
Can there be complications and is it still surgery, yes.
But, If you can implant a heart or lung you can implant a tooth.

The point.
Please please please do not be afraid of dental implants.
Replacing severely broken teeth with implants is safe and simple.

If you think you may be a candidate simply talk to your dentist
about implants and if they are right for you.

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