Biggest Myths About Tooth Restoration
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Like many health care myths, misconceptions about tooth restoration are generally formed from off-the-cuff observations, conflicting studies, or ideas that have been passed down classroom to classroom. While on average, the health care services provided in Canada are competitive with world-class standards, there are some dental myths floating around the profession which should be cleared up.
Knowing the truth behind these myths will help you make better choices in choosing your dental services and caring for your pearly whites.
Myth 1: Having dental implants installed is a long and drawn out process
Dental consultations for tooth restoration assess how well your jaws and teeth can support dental implants. Unfortunately, at this point many dentists will insist that dental implants must happen in stages:
- The tooth is removed and bone is allowed to heal for months.
- The root of the implant (a ceramic or metal post) is surgically placed in the gums where it will be given months to bond to the surrounding tissue of bone and gum.
- The tooth part of the implant is then affixed to the post.
- If the placement of the tooth is askew, further appointments may be required to match the fit to your surrounding teeth.
Myth busted: the entire procedure can be reduced to a simpler, convenient consultation in a day or less. We even offer a dental implant surgery that is completed in 3 hours. While some issues do take longer, there are shortened alternatives available for most patients.
Myth 2: Dental implants are finicky
Everyday, we’re bombarded with new developments in computers, personal electronic devices, and other technology, but that is not the only industry that has benefited from massive developments in research and improvements in equipment.
Dental implants have a bad reputation because the truth is, what we had in the past wasn’t up to par. As an example of how far we’ve come, the current standard uses one of the most durable ceramics as a material for the dental implants. Our facilities show that we have what it takes to ensure tooth restoration works for our clients.
When choosing your dentist, check to see that their knowledge and equipment is up to date!
Myth 3: Tooth restoration doesn’t look real
Artificial implants have come a long way to match the shape, colour, and texture of teeth, so don’t be thrown off by the use of the term ‘artificial’. There is an art to completing your smile by using implants with the right specifications. Don’t shy away from asking for a consultation from an office focusing on cosmetic dentistry!