Dental Implants Bulgaria: 10 most popular myths and facts

Dental Implants Bulgaria: 10 most popular myths and facts

Placing dental implants using the method of dental implants in Bulgaria is the best and long-term solution to the problem of missing teeth.

Medical research in the field of dentistry shows that 158 ​​million people or 2.3% of the world's population suffer from complete edentulousness. In the United States alone, the statistics are shocking, with 178 million Americans having at least one missing tooth and 40 million not having a single tooth in their mouth.

Given these troubling facts, it is no wonder that more and more people are considering dental implants as the most appropriate, effective and long-term solution in case of missing teeth.

Undoubtedly, dental implants are an expensive procedure that pays off many times over.

Often perceived as a luxury available only to a few, the procedure of implant placement is accompanied by myths that worry many of our patients.

Various myths and facts about dental implants are spread daily, so let's look at the most popular concepts on the subject.

1. Loss of teeth can lead to digestive disorders: FACT

65% of our patients want their teeth restored to be able to consume certain types of food. Which confirms the claim that tooth loss can affect the body's digestive functions.

The main link between oral diseases and digestive disorders is from tooth loss.

Directly or indirectly, digestive problems are related to the inability to chew food properly.

Studies show that people with missing teeth tend to choose softer or even liquid foods, reducing the consumption of harder, high-fiber vegetables and fruits, which undoubtedly leads to nutritional deficiencies as well as a number of gastrointestinal disorders.

2. Dental implants replace the root of the tooth: FACT

3. Dental implants replace the crown of the tooth: MYTH

We will consider these two statements together. A common misconception is that a dental implant replaces both the tooth root (the part that is under the gums) and the dental crown (the visible part of the tooth). The essence of a dental implant is to attach to the jawbone, replacing the missing tooth root.


4. Dental implants are a longer-term solution than dentures and bridges: FACT

Dental implants are designed to replace the tooth root, while bridges, crowns or dentures are fixed on the implants to provide better aesthetics and functionality.

It is important to note that not every patient is suitable for treatment with dental implants. The reason for this may be the presence of certain diseases, resorbed jawbone or risky habits.

The placement of a dental bridge or denture in such cases involves damage to adjacent teeth and results in shrinkage of the jaw bone under the missing tooth over time.
The placement of dental implants helps to preserve the jawbone, while being completely independent of the surrounding teeth.

Another disadvantage of bridges or dentures is that they have to be replaced every 10-20 years. Implants, if placed correctly, have a lifetime warranty.

5. A dental implant is different from a natural tooth: MYTH

As we explained above, dental implants are "hidden" under the gums. With the right prosthetic construction on top, no one will ever notice that you have an implant unless you point it out.


6. Dental implants are for adults only: MYTH

No one is insured against tooth or tooth loss, it can occur at any age.

If you have tooth loss, the placement of dental implants is the best and long-term solution to the problem.

It is good to turn your back on stereotypes and consult an implantologist in case of hesitation.

7. Placing dental implants is a long and painful process: MYTH

Many people have a permanent fear of dentists, which makes them avoid the dentist's office until a visit becomes necessary.

This thinking on the part of patients leads to a number of complications in oral health, and often to tooth loss. Then the only solution is to place dental implants.

With the advancement of medical research in the field of dentistry, treatment with dental implants has become a very routine procedure that is not associated with a long recovery period.

The notion that dental implant treatment is a long and painful process is completely wrong.

With the advancement of medical research in the field of dental medicine, treatment with dental implants has become a very routine procedure that is not associated with a long recovery period.

The notion that dental implant treatment is a long and painful process is completely wrong.

before-after-dental-implants in Bulgaria

8. Implants must be cleaned: FACT

Dental implants are not prone to decay, which prevents caries. However, implant placement does not free you from the daily routine of brushing and toothpaste. Also, the motivation is a little higher because no one would want a second implant due to improper care, right?

9. Caring for dental implants is extremely difficult: MYTH

Many of our patients who are interested in dental implants find that caring for them is too difficult.

However, beautiful and healthy teeth require a certain type of care. But this will not take an unreasonable amount of time.

In fact, caring for dental implants is no different from natural teeth.

10. If you have implants, you no longer need dental examinations: MYTH

That would be a very convenient result, wouldn't it? Once placed, dental implants and never again visit the dentist's office. Unfortunately, the reality is different.

Regular visits to your dentist are extremely important for the proper healing of the dental implant in the bone.

We recommend that you follow the check-ups with your implantologist, this will allow him to pursue the correct positioning of the implants in the jawbone.

About the placement of dental implants: these are the 10 most popular myths and facts related to the method of dental implantation.


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