If you’re considering having one or more teeth restored, dental implants might be a great option for you. Some patients ask about possible disadvantages to getting this treatment done, including the myth that they may cause headaches. We want to give you a breakdown of information on this common and effective procedure. No one should miss out on a gorgeous smile because of misinformation!
What’s a Dental Implant?
We offer many services at Spanaway Family Dentistry, including dental implants, and we are enthusiastic to offer you this choice for improved confidence and dental health. This standard procedure is a great way to get your smile back. A titanium post will be placed in the space of your missing tooth. Dental implants fuse with the bone to become permanently fixed. This creates a strong, sustainable tooth that feels as natural as your own teeth. There are several advantages to having dental implants. They are attractive and look more natural than removable fixtures. With proper care, they should last you a lifetime, without needing updates or repairs. They are also a healthier choice than leaving empty root space, which can lead to dry sockets and bone loss.
Dental implants should not cause headaches. Having an experienced dentist will ensure proper placement of the implant, and the titanium rod should integrate nicely into the structure of the mouth because of its biocompatibility. Titanium is the metal commonly used in prosthetic surgeries and has proven to be safe and strong. However, it is possible for those with metal allergies to have a reaction. This may cause a headache, among other symptoms. Please let us know if you’re allergic to any type of metal before undergoing this procedure.
Other causes for a headache might be TMJ, or a chronically tight jaw. With any surgery, there are risks. If you have a headache or fever after your surgery, this could be a sign of infection, and we’d like you to let us know. But chronic headaches are not a result of getting dental implants. Please don’t let this scare you from improving your smile. We are extremely familiar with this surgery, and you are in great hands if you choose to get implants with us.
If you’re interested in learning more about getting dental implants, contact us today to schedule a consultation! It’s time to get your smile back!