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Misconceptions Around Dental Implants Tampa Busted!

Jun 6th 2015 at 7:13 AM

If you've missed your tooth in an accident or lost it to decay, implant dentistry Tampa can help complete your smile and restore your confidence. A dental implant is an artificial root that can hold a bridge or a replacement tooth. It is a titanium screw that is fixed into the jawbone where your tooth is missing. It may take few days to heal but then it can be a permanent solution to your problem of missing tooth.

The treatment has been around for decades but still there are numerous misconceptions associated with it. Here, I'm going to trash all myths around dental implants Tampa.

1. Dental implants are not safe.

In fact, dental implant is the best and safest thing that you can do to your missing teeth. It's a well-established and thoroughly tested treatment carried out by an experienced and licensed dentist. Not getting a dental implant may prove to be unsafe. How? Let me explain: when you miss a tooth, the place gets empty and there are higher chances of food deposition. As the adjacent teeth receive no support, even they start to weaken.

2. Once implanted, you don't need to see a dentist.

Once implanted, you need to take exceptional care unless it heals completely. It's ideal to visit your dentist frequently, in order to check if any bacteria are developing. Actually what happens is – when you get an implant, you may not be able to clean it properly. Therefore, there are chances of developing bacteria. So, make sure to visit your dentist whenever you feel is required.

3. I have some of my tooth's portion. I can't have an implant.

You can. If it is big enough, instead of an implant you can opt for a dental crown. It will cover your broken tooth as well as complete your smile. However, if the portion left is barely visible or is shaky, you can opt for a dental implant. It will offer support to the adjacent teeth as well as complete your smile.

4. Implants are a good option for anyone with missing tooth/teeth.

No. it depends on your current mouth situation and your overall health. It's important to consult your dentist to determine whether you make a good candidate for this treatment or not. Your dentist may not carry this procedure on you, if you are diabetic or have had any severe medical problem in the past. Even heart patients are suggested to refrain from this treatment.

5. Implants hurt a lot.

Partly true! When you undergo this treatment, you're given local anesthesia. You will not feel the pain when your dentist implants the titanium screw. However, afterwards it may pain because of contraction. The bones around it try to hold the screw and in this process you feel some discomfort. Your dentist might give you sedative if you're too nervous.

Dental implants are absolutely safe. It only depends upon your overall medical health. If you're fit, you make a good candidate for the treatment.

Dr. Bijal Joshi is an expert in dental implants Tampa and is trained and experienced to carry out cosmetic dentistry procedures. She offers individual dental solutions to all her patients, depending upon their specific mouth conditions.

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