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3 Myths About Dental Implants You Shouldn't Believe

Have you been looking for alternatives to replace one or more missing teeth, but you are hesitant because of the myths that you have heard about dental implants?

If you have doubts, we are here to tell you that Implants are the most effective way to replace one or many teeth and correct your smile. The best about dental implants is that they look and act like natural teeth. Actually, the American Dental Association says, "Implants are an excellent long-term option for restoring your smile. In fact, the development and use of implants are one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years."

Even though dental implant technology has been outperforming over the last years, some myths still persist, preventing some qualified candidates from getting the dental surgery they need. That is why we were motivated to debunk three of these myths so you can consider whether implants might be right for you.

To help in your decision-making, listed below are three myths that you can analyze to see whether they are true or not.

  1. Dental implants are made specifically for aesthetic or cosmetic purposes. Saying dental implants are made specifically for aesthetic or cosmetics purposes is basically forgetting why dental implants were made for and the issue they are trying to solve. Losing teeth has more consequences than just looking good since they have an important role in your digestive system and even the shape of your face. The importance of dental implants will be clearer when you understand the structure of your teeth. Living roots are related to your teeth below the gum line and are unseen to the naked eye. They secure your teeth in place and provide good stress chewing. One of the unintended consequences of missing teeth is bone loss, which occurs when the jawbone shrinks and returns to the body due to a drop in positive stress. Natural structural support for the lips and cheeks is lost as the bone recedes. Therefore, dental implants are a replication of the entire tooth’s structure, even including the root. This almost identical replica gives your teeth the desired benefits of bone loss prevention, smile restoration, and preservation of your mouth and face shape.

  2. Dental Implants are way too expensive. So many times, we have heard, “Dental implants are so expensive!”. That statement is completely false. Yes, the upfront cost of dental implants is certainly higher compared to other tooth replacement options, but there are clear advantages that make dental implants cheaper in the long run! Receiving dental implants is the result of replacing your missing teeth forever. Dental implants also stop your jawbone from atrophying, as stated earlier, consequently avoiding costly medical bills later in life. The best of all is that with dental implants, you won't be paying for costly dental appointments again! But ok, even if you still think the cost could be high, there are also short and long-term financing options that you can choose depending on your situation and helping you in getting the dental care you need.

  3. Dental implants require too much care. Another myth we have heard a lot is that maintaining your dental implants requires too much care, but the reality is that it is just as simple as caring for your natural teeth once the dental healing phase is over. Your dental implants can last for years, even decades, if you have a good daily dental care routine, daily hygiene, and prosthetic replacement as needed. Dental implants, unlike teeth, do not get cavities, but the gum tissue around them is extremely sensitive and susceptible to inflammation and infection. Period-implant disease avoidance is critical for implant health and performance. Take into consideration the following suggestions:

  • Dental cleaning routine

  • Brush your implants at least twice a day with a soft toothbrush

  • Use a low-abrasive toothpaste

  • Brush carefully around and under the implant crown

  • Floss daily with unwaxed tape

  • Use oral rinse without alcohol at least once daily.

We hope debunking these myths will help you understand dental implants and that whenever you have a doubt, the best solution is to ask your dental professional, avoiding false information you might find on the internet.

If you are looking for a partner you can trust for your same-day implants, we highly recommend you get to know more about Dr. Miguel Asenjo. Miguel is a master of neuromuscular and robotics dentistry. He has a Master's in complex oral rehabilitation and robotics dentistry. Likewise, Asenjo is the pioneer in Same Day Permanent Teeth in the Dominican Republic with IHDE one-piece dental implants and G-Cam Graphene.

In Miguel Asenjo's one-visit dentistry, we care about your overall dental health, and we work overnight to ensure you obtain a healthy, beautiful, and sustainable smile. Please do not hesitate to contact us; we are here to assist you. Your journey to a healthy and beautiful smile begins here!

All the best,

Dr. Miguel Asenjo Master in Complex Oral Rehabilitation and Robotics Dentistry Asenjo One Visit Dentistry +1-809-383-2410

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