Five Dental Implant Myths, Debunked!

Bone Cutaway Showing A Dental Implant Screw Model

Are you seeking options to replace one or more missing teeth, but you are nervous because of the myths that you have heard about dental implants? A dentist in Omaha, NE can assist with choosing the perfect tooth or teeth replacement options for you. To aid in your decision making, listed below are 5 myths that you can kick to the curb.


1.  Dental Implants are purely aesthetic or cosmetic.

Aesthetics or functionality could have been what the early dental pioneer were aiming for, something we currently do not know. What is known is that implants are skin deep, like your natural teeth.

Understanding the structure of your teeth aids in how dental implants works. Living roots are connected to your teeth below your gums and invisible to the naked eye to securely anchored your teeth in place and issue positive stress chewing to your teeth. Bone loss is one of the unsought side effects of missing teeth, The jawbone becomes small and goes back into the body, due to the reduction of positive stressed received to the jawbone. Natural structural support of the mouth and cheeks are lost as the bone recedes.

Dental implants are a replication of the entire tooth’s structure including the root. The almost identical replica gives your teeth the desired benefits of your smile restoration, bone loss prevention and the preservation of the structure and shape of your face and mouth.

2. Implants are not highly successful

Implantology is very successful due to the trial and error that the dentist went through initially. The success rate for dental implants is somewhere between 95% and 98% with the use of biocompatible materials and modern dental advanced technology.

3. Dental Implants aren’t as durable and strong as natural teeth

With osseointegration, the process in which the dental implants are fused into the jawbone, dental implants nearly completely replicate the functionality, strength, and the look of the natural teeth.

4. Implants require too much care.

Maintaining your dental implants is just as simple as caring for your natural teeth, once the dental restoration phase is over. Your dental implants can last for years, even decades, if you have a good daily dental care routine, daily hygiene, and prosthetic replacement as needed.

5. Dental Implants are too expensive.

“Dental implants are so expensive!” That comment is a very frequently made one. While the upfront cost of dental implants are certainly higher up-front than other tooth replacement options, there are definite advantages that make dental implants cheaper in the long run!

When you receive dental implants, you replace your missing teeth forever. Dental implants also prevent your jawbone from atrophying like stated earlier, avoiding costly medical bills later in life. No more paying for prohibitively costly dental appointments again!

There is also short and long-term financing options that adapt to your situation and aid you in getting the dental care you deserve if you do not have the money to afford dental implants up front.


Interested in learning more about dental implants?

Willing and ready to get you on your journey, our team is dedicated to finding the best and long-lasting tooth replacement option for you. Schedule your next consultation with our doctors, Dr. Jerome M. WeesDr. John Wewel, and Dr. Benjamin J. Anderson, in our office in Omaha, NE today!

How Many Days Does It Take To Implant A Tooth?

Dental Patient Getting Shown An Dental Implant Model During A Consultation

If you are experiencing tooth loss due to decay or trauma, you may be interested in replacing them. A great option to do so is with dental implants. For your convenience, dental implants can often be placed within the same day as your visit to a dentist in Omaha, NE.

Dental implants are colored to match the look of your natural tooth, and a dentist can assess your oral environment to ensure that you are a good fit for this amazing tooth replacement option.


How Do Dental Implants Work?

For dental implants to be successful, a healthy jawbone foundation and gums are necessary. A dentist will determine your eligibility for dental implants using advanced technology such 3D dental imaging equipment to capture 3D images of your current oral health. Dental implants are an investment and ensuring that your mouth is healthy enough to receive this procedure is necessary. Once approved for dental implants, the discussions on eligibility of a same day procedure or if additional procedures are needed to fix any oral health problems begin.

Immediate or same day implants offer a number of great benefits for you. With one visit, you can replace any infected or unsalvageable teeth with a new set or individually placed dental implants based on your individual treatment plan. Some dental offices offer dental implants that are manufactured in-office and aids in the expedited nature of same day (in most cases under 1 hour) dental implant placement procedures. With the guidance of a skilled and knowledgeable dentist, you can receive a brand-new smile in record time and with exceptional precision!

With A New Set Of Teeth Via Dental Implants, You Can Enjoy:

  • Carefree smiles and laughter
  • A satisfying diet including your favorite foods
  • Clear, unaffected speech
  • Greater self-confidence
  • Better overall dental health

To maximize the benefits of your new smile investment, it is important to keep a healthy oral environment and make good lifestyle choices to protect your smile and overall health. A dentist can assist you in created a solid plan to do this and help you maintain your beautiful new smile!


Are You Ready To Get Dental Implants?

Start on a path to a brand-new smile today in potentially just one visit by calling our doctors, Dr. Jerome M. WeesDr. John Wewel, and Dr. Benjamin J. Anderson in our office in Omaha, NE and schedule your appointment today to be considered for dental implants!