Published: 01/27/2017

You have a strong desire to finally replace your missing teeth with a permanent solution, but there is something holding you back: Your fears about implant surgery.

This is a common reason that many patients avoid getting dental implants in Thousand Oaks, CA. However, it is usually based on myths and misunderstandings.

Until you know the realities of implant surgery, you cannot make a thoughtful decision on whether or not to undergo the procedure. That is why we have busted several common misconceptions regarding the process.

Myth #1: Implant Surgery Will Be Painful

Pain is always a worry for people facing any kind of surgery, but they need not be anxious about implant surgery. Implant surgery is handled in-house at our dental office in a safe, comfortable environment. We offer local anesthetic, numbing the site completely before work has begun. If you have high anxiety, we offer sedation dentistry techniques and medications to keep you calm before, during and after treatment.

Myth #2: Implant Surgery Takes a Long Time

Actually, we are able to complete most implant surgeries in a very efficient amount of time. Patients are usually thrilled to hear that they will not have to be in the office for very long at all before being allowed to go home!

Myth #3: Implant Surgery Is Controversial

Dental implants have been around for more than a generation at this point, and that means the implantation process is hardly experimental. In fact, it is a well-respected practice and very safe when performed by trained experts like Dr. Subka.

Myth #4: Implant Surgery Leaves the Mouth Sore for Weeks

You will find that your mouth is tender after implant surgery, but only for a few days. Taking ibuprofen or a similar substance can alleviate any mild discomfort.

Myth #5: There Is a Lot of Human Error in Implant Surgery

We use high-tech equipment to help understand exactly where to place the dental implant. This reduces any chance of human error along the way.  When performed under premium conditions, the success rate of implant surgery is in the high 90th percentile.

Feel better about getting dental implants in Thousand Oaks, CA? Contact our team right now for a consultation with Dr. Subka.

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