Dental Advice for the Sweet Tooth

Hey! I'm Frankie, and welcome to my dental advice blog. I'm a foodie and I love sweet treats, but I also love my teeth! It can be hard to keep your dental health in top condition when you've got a sweet tooth, but it's not impossible. Over the years, I've learned tons of great advice from friends, family members and dentists, and I'd love to share it with you. My blog is here to give you all the tips and tricks you need to stay free of decay and other tooth problems without giving up all your favourite foods and snacks.

Debunking Common Myths About Dental Implants

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While dental implants have been around for years, many people still don't understand what goes into each implant procedure. Unfortunately, this has led to common misconceptions about what dental implants are and how they work. Dentists have heard it all, from rumours that implants are painful to myths surrounding their durability.

Here are 5 of the most common dental implant myths and why they aren't accurate.

1. They're painful to insert

Perhaps the most common myth surrounding implants is that they're painful. While implants must be surgically inserted into your gums, the procedure has come a long way over the years. Anaesthesia, dental sedation and advanced imaging techniques reduce the amount of pain and discomfort you'll feel during surgery.

Furthermore, advanced medication and check-ups by the dentist will also minimise any pain you might feel after the procedure is complete. Don't let dental phobia (or dental anxiety) make you avoid a visit to the dentist. The reality is that you can permanently fill gaps in your teeth via implants without any pain.

2. They're not reliable

Many people associate dental implants with temporary tooth fillings. As opposed to fillings, implants are a permanent solution that will last for many years. The base of every dental implant is made of titanium.

This base will fuse with your jawbone and hold the implant in place, even during heavy use. The top part of the implant (the crown) is made of porcelain and can be replaced regularly.

3. They can't be corrected

Because implants are surgically inserted, what will happen to them if the dentist makes a mistake during surgery? This is a common question many patients ask. The good news is that you don't have to remain stuck with a dysfunctional implant.

Dentists can correct any issues that may arise (during or after surgery) to ensure that your implant is working as expected. Furthermore, the success rate of dental implants is over 90%, meaning that you're not likely to experience post-surgical complications.

4. They're made of low-quality material

Dental implants are made from titanium and porcelain, two of the most reliable materials used in dentistry. Once the titanium base fuses with your jawbone, it will withstand heavy impact, regular brushing, and other daily activities. The porcelain top is also durable and less likely to fall off.

5. It must be done by a specialist

Because dental implant procedures have become more common, they can be performed by most dental professionals. You don't have to visit a specialist to replace a missing tooth unless you're looking for a specific service that isn't offered by most dentists.


26 June 2019