7 Myths About Dental Implants You Shouldn't Believe in 2022


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Got more questions about dental implants? Come to our Implant Information Night 29th March, Gympie

Are you wondering if dental implants are the right choice for you? Not sure where to start?


Well, you need to start by getting your facts straight.


We know a lot of people hear things about dental implants. Some of it is helpful and some of it might not be true or the most accurate information.


False information could cause you to miss out on a great opportunity, it’s important to get the facts straight, and hear it from the horses mouth!


Here at Channon Lawrence, we have Dr. Mark Cull who has been placing dental implants for over 16 years! He’s extremely experienced and very good at it. Mark has been continuously learning over these years, because he believes in staying at the top of his game when it comes to Implants.


Mark’s dental education allows him to give his patients the most updated implants treatment. Read more about Dr Mark Cull - Here


We believe that there is no better person than Dr. Mark Cull if you want to understand everything about dental implants. If you have a question, he will answer it honestly and openly.


In this article, we will share with you the 7 myths about dental implants that you shouldn’t believe and give you the right information to help you decide whether you want to pursue getting an implant.


So, what are we waiting for? Let’s go debunk some dental implants myths together!


Myth #1 — Dental Implants Don't Look Natural


There are some people who claim that dental implants don’t look natural.


But, this is not true at all. We place the implants in a way that will look natural. In most cases, there won’t be any visible metals or screws.


Our dental clients often say they are very happy about switching to dental implants from dentures because they look and feel more natural.


Below is a picture of a before and after placing the dental implants and you be the judge if you can see any metals peeking out.



Implant Before & After, Channon Lawrence Dental, Gympie Dentist.
Before and After receiving dental implants in Channon Lawrence, of a woman who’s missing two lateral incisors

Myth #2 — Older People Aren't Good Candidates for Dental Implants


There is no age limit for getting dental implants!


We believe that all people deserve a good smile and strong teeth to chew on the food that they love!


In fact, we have a lot of old patients who got their dental implants from us.


It is true that some people with underlying health conditions, such as bleeding disorders or uncontrolled diabetes may be find it harder to get dental implants. We are experts and we look after complex cases a lot.


We don't know if we can help you, until we meet you.


What we can tell you is that we have helped people with implants, who have been told that they couldn't have implants.


That is because we care about you and we will try out hardest to get you the results you deserve.


Regardless of your age, we will asses your situation, health and make sure it's safe to undergo the dental procedure!


Your health and happiness is our highest priority.


Myth #3 — Dental Implants Require a Lot of Maintenance


No!! Nope! That’s not true at all.


In fact, dental implants require less maintenance than removable dentures.


We would expect you to take care of your implants the same way as you would with your natural teeth.


Myth #4 — Dental Implants Fall Out

We have not experienced this at Channon Lawrence Dental. So, it's not to say that it doesn't happen, but if it does, this would be very RARE - we would say that you need to do your research on WHO is placing your implants and how talented and experienced they are.

What we can tell you is that we do not experience this with our implant cases. We use the latest techniques and technology which ensures that you are getting a high quality implant. It's not unreasonable to expect you to have your implants for well over 10 years.


We look after our clients and provide the best after surgery service.


That is why you have to look for the best dentist that has a good background in placing dental implants.


Dr. Mark Cull is one of them! He is the best dentist in Gympie who has the many many years experience in placing dental implants.


Myth #5 — Getting Implants Will Be Painful


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We have had so many patients ask us if dental implants hurt.


And, we’re always honest about our answer.


Yes, there might be pain.

But most people tell us that it’s not as painful as they thought it was going to be!


While you’re in surgery, you are under sedation so you won’t feel a thing.


We offer sedation and will discuss this with you in your first appointment.


We call you the day after your implant surgery to check up on you and how you’re feeling.



Myth #6 — Dental Implants Can Be Ineffective and Risky


Dental implant procedure has an impressive success rate. There are always, risks, but these days, the technology and techniques have improved massively compared to 15 years ago.


Crossing the road can be risky, we take measured risks all the time during our daily life.


You may even find more peace of mind if you know that the dentist who’s placing your dental implants has extensive experience and 16 years of successful placements and happy clients.


So is it risky? NO, not at Channon Lawrence dental with Dr Mark Cull.


If you want that, you can choose Dr. Mark Cull to place your dental implants. He’s been doing it for 16 years and every dental implant procedure that he has done is successful!


Plus, dental implants can last for a long time - some people can expect more than 10years. So, it is a smart and cost-effective investment!


Myth #7 — Dental Implants Cause Headaches


Does the the titanium in the dental implant can cause head pain or migraines?


There is no proven clinical research that supports this claim.


If you are experiencing headaches after your dental implant surgery, the best thing to do is to consult with your dentist immediately.



What Do I Need To Know About Dental Implants?


There is a lot to learn about implants, and we think the best place to start getting the true facts is with the dentist who is placing them.


If you have any questions, please pick up the phone, shoot us an email or book an appt to ask!


ASK Dr Mark Cull any implant Question!


Come to Our Dental Implants Night and Let’s Debunk More Dental Implant Myths Together!


To sum it up, here is a checklist of the truth about dental implants that you should believe.

  • Dental implants feel and look natural

  • Old people can be candidates for dental implants

  • Dental implants only require the same maintenance as natural teeth

  • Dental implants very very rarely fall out if the placement is successful

  • The dental implant procedure may be painful, but many of our patients often tell us that it's not near as bad as they imagined!

  • Dental implants don’t cause headaches

  • Dental implants are effective in treating tooth loss

If you want to debunk more myths about dental implants, we would like to invite you to our Dental Implants Night this coming March 29, 2022.

Our speaker is Dr. Mark, who has 16 years of experience in placing dentures. Call us at 07 5482 7688 to know more about the event!


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