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Learn The Truth About Dental Implants

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Let’s play a game of word association. Below is a list of words or phrases. What’s the first thing you think of when you read each one?

1. Food
2. Smile
3. Dental implants

If you thought of something negative for the first two, we hope you thought of something positive for the third.

When you’re missing even some of your teeth, it has a significant impact on your quality of life. You can’t eat certain foods — or, in some cases, any solid food. And when you do eat, it’s often uncomfortable or painful.

Perhaps worse than the limit to your diet is the limit to your self-confidence. Smiles with missing teeth draw attention, and it’s not the good kind.

Dental implants are a long-term, often lifetime, solution to your problem. And when you think of where to get dental implants in Round Rock, TX, your first thought should be Dr. Ace at Jovan Prosthodontics.

While it’s true that any dentist can place dental implants, that doesn’t mean they should place yours. What sets Dr. Ace apart is that he’s not just a dentist: he’s a prosthodontist. Prosthodontists are specifically trained in placing and maintaining implants, among many other reconstructive procedures. No other ADA-approved specialties can claim this!

Dr. Ace’s extensive training makes Jovan Prosthodontics the natural choice for natural-looking and feeling implants. It also gives us the ability to clear up some misconceptions about dental implants.

Know The Facts About Dental Implants

Below are a few myths about dental implants and the truth behind them. How many of these have you heard?

Dental Implants Are Painful

You actually won’t feel a thing when Dr. Ace places your implants. We use a local anesthetic to completely numb your mouth. If you have any anxiety about dental pain – real or hypothetical – we have sedation options to make sure you won’t even worry about discomfort.

Dental Implants Look Obviously Fake

This couldn’t be further from the truth! The implant itself isn’t visible to anyone. What the naysayers are referring to are the crowns, bridges, or dentures we’ll place on top of your implants, which look just like your own teeth. They’re held in by the implant like a real tooth root, so no one will be able to know the difference.

Dental Implants Require Several Appointments

That may be true at another dental office, but not for Jovan Prosthodontics. We don’t have to worry about delays from manufacturers or labs because we are the lab! You can get your new smile in one appointment with our “Teeth In One Day” procedure. No temporary crowns here; we get it right the first time!

Dental Implants Require Special Skills And Tools To Keep Them Clean

Nope! Dental implants are so similar to real teeth that you actually clean them the exact same way:

  • Brush twice daily
  • Floss at least once daily
  • Use an alcohol-free antiseptic rinse
  • Get dental exams and cleanings every six months

Your replacement teeth won’t be able to get cavities, but they can certainly get worn down. Keep them clean while taking care of your gums and you could have your implants for the rest of your life.

Dental Implants Work for Anyone And Everyone

While dental implants are a realistic, long-term solution for a lot of folks, you must have a strong enough jawbone to support them. If we find that this isn’t the case for you, we’ll partner on a plan that will work for your specific needs.

Dental Implants Are Just A Trend; We Don’t Know The Risks Yet

Believe it or not, dental implants have been around for over 40 years! In fact, the National Institutes of Health have completed many studies concluding that dental implants are a cost effective option with high patient satisfaction.

Give Yourself A Better Life With Dental Implants

Let’s play word association again. What do these terms make you think of?

1. Natural
2. Permanent
3. Empowering

After reading this blog, we bet your answer to all three was “dental implants from Jovan Prosthodontics.” Okay, that’s more than “word” association. But when you think about the smile you used to have and the smile you want to have, we want you to think of us.

No one should have to associate pain and shame with their smile. Call us at 512-937-1398 or use our convenient contact form.

Think of Jovan Prosthodontics for your dental implants, and we’ll give you a smile that makes you think happy thoughts.