5 myths about dental implants that are not true

At the time of considering a dental implantology treatment, doubts arise regarding its technique, healing and maintenance. Next, we deny 5 of the most recurrent myths about dental implantology.

1. After the treatment you cannot eat normally

This is false, after applying the new technique of immediate implantology, the patient can return to his usual routine and diet.

What is the immediate implantology? Unlike classical implantology, it stands out for the duration of its treatment, a few hours. The extraction of the tooth or the damaged teeth takes place, and then an implant is fixed with a provisional tooth or teeth with which the patient can eat the same day that the treatment is carried out.

2. It is a procedure with high rejection rate

Rejection means allergy and currently no case has been described in the scientific literature of anyone with an allergy to Titanium. Surgical titanium is a material that adapts completely to the bone structure and tissues of the mouth. The main recommendation is to always place yourself in the hands of a specialist, whose first step is to perform a treatment planning, taking into account the oral characteristics and medical history of the patient and adapting it in each case to their needs.
On the other hand, it is also essential that the patient follow the specialist’s instructions and continue with the maintenance and care of their implants after treatment.

3. Implants are not a definitive solution

It can be guaranteed that dental implantology is one of the most effective solutions in terms of market duration. These prostheses do not have expiration so patients can wear them for many years with proper maintenance. There are factors that increase its duration, such as the correct execution of the treatment by a specialist and, in addition, those related to the patient, which include eating habits or oral hygiene.

4. Dental implants are painful

This treatment is not painful, since it is produced under sufficient local anesthesia for the entire session, so that the patient will not notice the extraction or placement of the implant, nor the placement of the tooth on the implant. The specialist, after analysis, chooses the ideal implant and a provisional tooth adapted to each profile is made, with which the patient can eat and carry out his normal life on the same day.

5. The aesthetics of implants is not natural

One of the main objectives of dental implantology is that the patient gets a natural smile according to their facial features and the tone of their skin. Therefore, variables such as proportion, transparency, color and tooth shape must be taken into account. The specialist will perform various checks so that the facial tune is perfect and the implants fit correctly in the patient’s mouth.