10 Top Dentists bust common Misconceptions About Dental Implants

Although dental implants are a viable option for replacing missing teeth, misconceptions about them keep many people from considering this option

New Delhi: People who are missing one or more teeth have excellent options in the form of dental implants. Although dental implants are a viable option for replacing missing teeth, misconceptions about them keep many people from considering this option. Some of the best dentists in the country dispel the most widespread myths about dental implants.

Dr. Abhishek Bhardwaj, BDS, MDS, MomsRcps, (Glasgow), FICD (USA) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Abhirachna Dental Clinic, South Delhi

An implant-supported dental restoration is the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. Using cutting-edge tools like cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and digital scanning, we successfully implant teeth at Abhirachna Dental. With this improvement, the method becomes very precise. If you take care of your dental implants and practise good oral hygiene, they can last a lifetime.

Zygomatic implants are a novel way to replace teeth in situations where there is little to no bone. Dr. Abhishek Bhardwaj is an expert in many areas, but he particularly excels in the placement of Noble Biocare and Noris Zygomatic implants. Dental implants, chin implants, and zygomatic implants are just some of the restorative options available at Abhirachna Dental, where you can also take advantage of the in-house CBCT scanning facility.

Dr.Sajid  Shaikh, MDS, Consultant and Lecturer, Observer – Tata Memorial Hospital, Smile 4U Family Dental Clinic, Mumbai

Despite the widespread belief that implants are ineffective and inconvenient, this is often the result of patients being given false or misleading information. However, modern implant technology has made the procedure less painful and invasive than it once was. Although implants eventually fail, with proper maintenance they can last a lifetime. The implant is buried beneath the gum and should not be visible to the naked eye, but it gives the patient’s smile an unnatural or fake look. Dental implants, after being restored with porcelain crowns or bridges, can look and feel just like natural teeth. Age is not a determining factor in the success of treatment, so I should not get implants because I am too old or because I am too sick. The need for dental rehabilitation is greatest in the elderly population.

Dr.Jyoti C Bhasin, BDS, PGC Endo & Aesthetics (USA), Associate Fellow AAID (USA), FICD (USA), Microendodontist,I malacologist, Tooth & Gum Dental Clinic, Agra

Biocompatible titanium dental implants are used to replace missing teeth’s root structures and form the foundation for prosthetic restorations like crowns, bridges, and dentures. In addition to being less invasive and more precise, modern digital tools like cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and intraoral 3D scanners also offer patients more immediate aesthetic choices. Since the success rate can be as high as 94%-98%, the number of situations in which it won’t work is extremely small. Patients over 65 who have dentures that tend to slip benefit the most. Patients’ oral health, physical appearance, and chewing ability have all vastly improved.

Dr.Sankalp Mittal, Head Of Department -Government Dental College Jaipur, Registrar -Rajasthan State Dental Council, BDS, MDS (Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon) -Mittal Dental Clinic, Jaipur

The loss of teeth has devastating psychological and social consequences for patients, in addition to the obvious difficulties with eating that this causes. We should consider ourselves fortunate to have access to this cutting-edge dental implant procedure. Implants can now be placed with crowns in some cases, and teeth extracted, all in the same day. Tooth loss is a common reason people seek out our services, and in the past, they had only two options: removable dentures or a bridge. Many people experience depression because their removable dentures cause them discomfort and embarrassment. Since the introduction of dental implants, this has stopped being a problem. We can guarantee that the investment in dental implants will be money well spent.

Dr. Mohammed Faisal Hasib, BDS, FFA(fellowship in facial aesthetics), Organization name, Dr. MFH – Medicare For Happiness, Delhi

Dental implants are painful: This is a myth as dental implant procedures are performed under local anesthesia, making the process comfortable and pain-free. Implants are not natural-looking: Modern dental implants are designed to match the color and shape of your existing teeth, making them undetectable. They are too expensive: While dental implants can be more expensive, they offer a long-lasting solution. Implants are not durable: Dental implants can last for many years with proper care and maintenance. You can’t eat or speak normally: Dental implants are designed to function just like natural teeth, allowing you to eat, talk, and smile with confidence. Implants are only for single-tooth replacement: Dental implants can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even the arch of teeth.

Dr. Rikin Gogri, Chief Dental Director – Aurous Dental, Fellow- International Congress of Oral Implantologist, Diplomate – Indian Society of Oral Implantologist, Fellow Indian Society of Oral Implantologist, Head of Dental Dept – Maru Hospital, Aurous Dental Clinic, Goregaon

The dental implant acts as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth. A dental implant fused to the jawbone is the closest thing to mimicking a natural tooth because it stands on its own without affecting the nearby teeth and has good stability. Most dental implants are made of titanium, which allows them to integrate with bone without being recognized as a foreign object in our body. Over time, technology and science have progressed to greatly improve the outcomes of dental implant placement.

The dental implant process is very safe and very successful. Dental implant treatment is not at all scary or painful. It provides a long-term functional solution so patients can eat what they like. It improves their quality of life!

Dr.Shrutika Itkelwar, BDS, Implantologist (FICOI) & Chief Clinician, DentinixMultispeciality Dental Clinic, Bangalore

Dental implants are the most efficient way to replace single or multiple teeth. With advanced technology and high-end scans like CBCT, digital planning and guides can implement the procedure more efficiently and less painfully. Anterior tooth replacement with zirconia crowns enhances the smile, and posterior implants help chew food properly and restore function.

Planning and a case study can also be used to perform full mouth rehabilitation on patients who have no teeth. Even diabetic patients with well-controlled blood sugar levels undergo these procedures. With their doctor’s permission and guidance, they can have other medical conditions, but the success rate of implants is higher and can be maintained with regular follow-ups. So say yes to implants and trust your implantologist!

Dr. Archit Kedia, MDS, BDS, FAGE, Endodontist& Smile Design Specialist – Avant Dental, Kolkata

Implants are the most effective way to correct your smile and replace one or more teeth.

Some common myths about implants are: Everyone Will Know You Have Implants- Dentures are often noticeable, but implants look like actual teeth, thanks to the latest dental technology and the materials used in the implant crown. Implants do not last long. Not true! Every patient is different, and there are no guarantees, but implants can last a lifetime if properly maintained. Implants are for young people. Age is not a factor. Instead, the patient’s overall health, jaw bone strength, and gum tissue health are the deciding factors. Getting Implants is Painful- This is a misconception. In reality, implant surgery is performed under anesthesia, ensuring a painless experience.

Dr. (Prof) Ankur Gupta, MDS( Prosthodontics And Oral Implantology), Diplomate( ICOI,USA) Dentistry, Kolkata

The decision to undergo dental implant treatment offers a variety of excellent benefits, all of which contribute to a happier, healthier life. Tooth implants function as replacement tooth roots and remain the only permanent restorative dentistry solution.

Appearance Improved: Improve your appearance and self-esteem through dental implants, as it provides a natural look. Improved Eating: Tooth implants mean eating every food you love without issue, as implants fortify the gum line. Improved Bone Growth: Allow optimal bone stimulation and growth when you choose dental implants. They work as natural teeth and prevent jawbone damage. Painless treatment modality: With the advent of improved technologies, dental implant treatment has become almost pain-free and safe. Enjoy the benefits of natural teeth without any risk.

Dr. Shrey Nandi, BDS, MSc.(Orthodontics), PGDHA, FAGE, Healing Touch Dental, Gurgaon

There are several myths about dental implants that have been circulating for a long time. Here are a few of them: Dental implants are painful. It is not true. While it is normal to experience some discomfort and swelling after the surgery, the procedure is performed under local anesthesia or sedation, so most people do not feel any pain during the procedure.

Implants are too expensive: While dental implants can be more expensive than other options, they are a long-term investment in your oral health and smile. Implants take a long time to heal. While the integration process after a conventional dental implant procedure can take up to three months, many patients have little downtime and can resume their normal activities quickly.