Are you missing teeth? Rather than smiling when you feel like smiling, you may avoid this emotive expression altogether or try to hide it. The good news is that dental implants restore smiles by providing a stable teeth replacement solution. The not-so-great news is that you may have heard a lot of myths surrounding this treatment. Rather than believing everything you hear, we encourage you to refine your knowledge by considering the following myths and facts:
Implants: Myths and Facts
Myth: A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth that includes your roots and the visible part of your tooth that rests above your gumline – it is one single piece.
Fact: An implant is not a complete tooth. It’s only a post that replaces your tooth’s missing roots. The post is made of titanium and we will surgically implant it into your jawbone. After you recover, the implant will then support a dental crown to complete the remaining portion of your tooth.
Myth: You’re going to need to buy extra special instruments and other products to care for your dental implants.
Fact: Actually, caring for dental implants is extremely easy. Granted, you cannot ignore daily care even though your implants and restorations are composed of artificial material. Fortunately, all you need to do is continue your usual habit. Well, as long as you have been taking excellent care of your smile. Brush two times a day with products that won’t scratch your teeth. Floss once a day. It’s an easy, straightforward process.
Myth: You can only replace one tooth at a time with dental implants – if you want to replace many teeth at once, you will need to look into other teeth replacement options.
Fact: You have options. You may choose single implants, which includes a post and a crown, to restore any amount of individual missing teeth. Or, you may choose to support larger teeth replacement devices, like a full or partial denture, with a few implants.
ABOUT YOUR LOS ANGELES, CA GENERAL DENTISTS:
At A Briter Smile Dental Group, our dentists strive to offer each patient individual care and access to the latest in modern dentistry at an affordable price. If you would like to schedule a consultation, contact us at our Los Angeles office at (323) 747-1823. We proudly serve communities in Los Angeles, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Hermon, and Washington Heights.