Do You Believe These Dental Implant Misconceptions?

dental implants Dental implants may not just be beneficial to your oral and dental health. They can be beneficial to your overall health as well. While they can lead to cosmetic improvements, helping fix aesthetic issues caused by missing or dysfunctional teeth, dental implants can dramatically improve the function of the jaw.

Believing in common misconceptions about dental implants may prevent you from getting an otherwise necessary procedure. Keep reading to find out the truth behind common dental implant myths.

Myth: Dental Implants Are a Purely Cosmetic Procedure

While dental implants can improve the look of your smile, especially when they help replace lost teeth, they have the main objective of improving the function of the jaw. Without teeth, the jawbone is susceptible to something called jawbone resorption.

Without the forces on the jawbone caused by chewing, the bone itself can deteriorate. Dental implants restore your ability to chew properly, helping prevent the loss of bone.

Myth: Dentures Are The Same As Dental Implants

While dentures and dental implants can be used to solve similar problems, such as dysfunctional teeth, they differ greatly. For one, dental implants offer a permanent solution. Dentures, on the other hand, though typically reliable, may sometimes slip out. There is no risk of that with dental implants.

Furthermore, dentures are inadequate in combatting jawbone deterioration and bone loss.

Upkeep and care are also areas where dentures and dental implants differ. Dental implants can be taken care of much like your teeth with twice-daily brushing and once-a-day flossing. Most dentures require greater attention. Such as placing them in water overnight and making sure you have your adhesives.

Schedule a Free Dental Implant Consultation

Dental implants permanently replace missing teeth and can offer a wide range of improvements.

At Softouch Dental Care, Dr. Michael Chung has over 15 years of experience providing exceptional dental care. With his experience and expertise, he can help you get the best care possible.

To learn more about dental implants and to work with Softouch Dental Care located in Oakton, VA, while serving surrounding areas such as Vienna and Fairfax, call 703-747-9734 to schedule your appointment.

Schedule A Consultation

Ready to book an appointment with a dentist in Oakton, VA? Please contact us today!


What Happens in a Consultation?

  • 01.

    Get to know Dr. Chung.

  • 02.

    Help him understand you and your goals.

  • 03.

    Learn about his services and specialties.

“Dr. Chung is the best, he has cared for me for over 15 years. He is always available. He has been attentive and taken care of all my issues before they were painful or bad. He has helped me with a good program for taking care of my teeth and they are beautiful. I receive complements about my pretty teeth and smile. The staff is attentive to detail they have prevented the things we dread. I have great respect for his care and his opinions and so happy to have found him.”

– Patricia Debearn

How May We Help?

* All indicated fields must be completed.

Location Map: 2946 Chain Bridge Road Oakton, VA 22124

Accessibility Toolbar