Myths and truth about dental implantation

stomatologiya-1Today having a beautiful smile, high-quality and healthy teeth is not only a feature of being related to any social class but also main result of care that each exact person gives about their health and beauty. Considering the fact that having snow-white, perfectly shaped, stunning smile, in other words the kind of smile that people call “Hollywood” one, is not anymore available only to really rich people, every person should think over and attentively read the information on our site. When losing their teeth people have to deal with such problems as impossibility of normal chewing, changes in speech, worsening of face proportions, danger for the rest of teeth. Dental implantation these days is a way, which a majority can choose, to recover their regular activities and self-assurance. Many people have wrong information about this procedure and talk, ask about it and are worrying to undergo the procedure as there are many myths in this area. In this article we will bust the most popular and at the same time most absurd myths about implants

Myth number one. About intolerable pain.

Dental implant is installed on a bone. Bones do not have nerve receptors what totally excludes possibility of feeling pain in bones. And concerning soft tissues it has to be pointed out that you won’t feel more pain during operation than you do when dealing with caries. Such an effect is provided by modern means of anesthesia. However, if you have worries about it, doctor, if no contra-indications are uncovered and the patient so desires, can perform the whole procedure in terms of general anesthesia.

Myth number two. About serious traumas and long recovery period.

Concerning time. Procedure of installing a dental implant will take you not more than the majority of other dental operations. Approximate time, spent on one installation equals 20-40 minutes. Endodontitis of a three-channel tooth surely takes doctor and patient more time.

Concerning recovery. First two days after surgery the patient may have a little swelling. However, it is no hindrance for continuing your professional activity the day after the surgery. In spite of the fact that in first days after surgery patients may have a sense of discomfort the main point is that an implant, if not using it for trying to gnaw on granite, will serve you the whole life, so we advise you to walk through the slippery path of discomfort in order to get to the boulevard of health and beauty.

Concerning the process. Usually the implantation process is performed in two stages. During the first one, installation of inner-bone element takes place. After that, in 3-6 months doctor adds a gum shaper on it. Prosthetic component that is foreseen by implant’s model can be installed after gum shaper. On the second stage doctor installs corona, that replaces outer part of the tooth. However, doctor can do it only after formation of bone around the implant is complete. And finally, thanks to modern technology doctor mostly can install a temporary corona.

Myth number three. About low survival rate of implants.

If the myth were true than all companies producing anything in the area of implantation would be bankrupt long time ago. Whole groups of researchers and developers exist for the sole reason of finding new ways and methods of implantation. Today the best material is titanium. This is a biocompatible material that perfectly, swiftly and simply integrates with bone tissues as our body and immune system do not consider it alien. Only 5% of implant coronas should be replaced after 10 years of being in use, whereas the rest 95% will serve minimum 25 years. At the same time 40% of dentures require changing after 5-6 years of service and that as well requires additional facing of your healthy teeth. If the doctor does everything following the procedure, uses certified materials, the patient is at good health and fulfils all doctor’s recommendations concerning caring after implants then the success of operation is guaranteed. The last evidence can be simple statistics: 96-98% of implants successfully survive.


Myth number four. About expensiveness.

In this topic the saying “A cheapskate pays twice” is most relevant. Naturally, if compared simply with other methods implantation procedure is more expensive than other denture procedures. However, we ask you to pay attention on following facts. Paying for the procedure of implantation only once you receive best materials, guaranteed quality and lifelong resolution of problem, if you fulfill all doctor’s recommendations concerning caring for implant, while not doing any damage to other teeth in the process. When inspecting the procedure of installing a prosthetic bridge following facts should be noted: yes, you pay less for the procedure at first. But almost half (40%!) of such dentures should be replaced after 5-6 years of service and your healthy teeth must suffer again! And you should pay for recovery procedures for them as well. Moreover, after about 10 years any dentures are not functional anymore. So, you have to go and pay the same or even higher price for new ones. When comparing in this way, paying once but a higher price and receiving a permanent solution turns out to be really logical.

Myth number five. About difference between implant and denture.

Implants have a list of advantages that separate them and take them higher than dentures are. Firstly, each implant is installed instead of one exact tooth and does not affect neither on neighboring teeth (facing or preparation is not required) nor others. Secondly, implant is fixed upon and later is self-adhered to bone tissues of the jaw, which excludes the loss of bone by the body as such that is atrophied. Thirdly, in a case of a whole portable dental prosthetic implant greatly increases its fixation while not displaying any visible or sensible differences from real tooth.

Myth number six. About quantity of contra-indications.

The part of absolute contra-indications, meaning such that absolutely exclude the possibility of implantation for an exact person, is really small in the area of implantology.

If a patient has circumstantial (removable) contra-indications doctor will offer options of removing them through medication course or other procedures. However, no dramatic reasons for refusing patients in recovering their smile, esthetics and main functions of their tooth-jaw system by using this method do not exist.