6 most common Myths about Dental Implants

Updated: Apr 11, 2019


Many people who are good candidates for dental implants have decided not to have them placed because of false information that they have heard. We are here today to teach you the truth about dental implants. Dental implants involve a lot of technically advanced dental skills that are not necessarily taught to dentists during traditional training in dental school.


At Thaper Dental Clinic, one of the main pillars of our practice mindset is patient education. We want our patients to understand the dental procedures that they are undergoing and the reasons why they are undergoing these procedures.

#1 : Bridges are better than Dental Implants


If you are missing teeth, there are various ways that they can be replaced. Dental implants and fixed bridges are the two most common ways that this is done. With a bridge, your teeth next to the missing teeth are shaved down and a single unit bridge is placed over the reduced teeth.This bridge has a false tooth or multiple false teeth between the natural teeth. Dental Implants are a better option than bridges because they preserve the structure of the adjacent teeth. Bridges can cause the teeth around the missing teeth to bear more stresses, which can cause the bridge to fail over time and need to be replaced.

#2: Dental Implants Cause a lot of PAIN


Many people are fearful of having dental implants placed because they believe that the procedure will be very painful. The truth is that a dental implant placement surgery is about equally as uncomfortable as a simple dental extraction. During the procedure, your dental surgeon will use local anesthetic to numb the area so that you are comfortable. There may be some pain associated with the healing of your implant, but your dentist will work with you to recommend appropriate medications for pain control.

#3: Dental Implants don’t look like your Natural Teeth

If an implant is placed and restored properly, it should be indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Most people will not even notice that your tooth or teeth are actually dental implants when they look at your smile. You dental implant will emerge from the gums in exactly the same way as your natural tooth. At Thaper Dental, We use the highest quality dental products, which will stain the implant crown to perfectly match your natural teeth. Also the Crown is made in house using our in-house Machine "CEREC by Sirona", which is a globally recognized top product.

#4: Caring for Your Implants is Difficult


In reality, once your dental implants are in, it’s extremely easy to care of them. Brush and floss your teeth like you always did. Even better, you don’t have to worry about getting cavities or tooth decay. We always recommend good dental hygiene, but you don’t have to do anything extra when you have implants. You can eat normal foods and chew gum, too.

#5: Dental Implants are Unsafe


Dental implants have been used in patients for more than 40 years and have a 95 percent success rate. This indicates that the procedure and the implants are extremely safe for patients. Some people believe that dental implants cause migraines. This is usually due to an underlying issue like TMJ (temporomandibular Joint) disorder or complications from surgery, not the implants.

#6: There is a long healing period Dental Implant surgery


After Dental Implant surgery, many people believe being laid up for many week after the procedure. Since the procedure is non-invasive, the healing time after surgery is usually short, sometimes only lasting a few days. Healing time can vary from patient to patient. Your Dentist will let you know an estimated wait period according to your age & medical condition.
Sometimes an extended healing time is needed for the dental implant to integrate with the bone. Alternatively, some patients choose for an immediate loading implant, procedure that takes single day visit and tends to heal quickly.
If you are one of those people who are missing one or multiple teeth and are confused about the right alternative for your problem. Come and visit Thaper Dental Clinic! where or dental implant specialists Dr Rakesh Thaper & Dr Stuti Thaper, will provide you a proper treatment plan that is customized to your present Oral condition as well as your affordability.
Cost of Dental Implant treatment is surely not less, but considering its long term benefits, it is one of the best investment one can make in their body.