Dental Implants: Common Myths

February 8, 2018
Dental Implants

When someone is missing a tooth or teeth, a replacement becomes essential not only for aesthetics but also for proper mouth function. Providing a range of dental restoration procedures, Miro Dental Center can help patients restore their teeth and jaw functionality after tooth loss. Dental implants, custom-fabricated to match the shape and color of your teeth, are an excellent solution to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, and they also preserve tooth function and bone mass.

Over the years, we’ve heard patients ask about a few myths. It’s time to talk about these common dental implant myths!

Myth: Dental implants look different than my other teeth – and people will notice.

Truth: Since dental implants are now fabricated to match not only the size of your tooth, but also the shape and color, dental implants look, feel and function just like your natural teeth. You may not even be able to tell the difference!

Myth: Dental implant procedures are painful.

Truth: An experienced oral surgeon will use local anesthesia to numb the area before and during the implantation surgery. With the use of new technologies, the procedure is quick, easy, and effortless.

For the first couple of days after surgery, you may feel some minor discomfort, but our staff will help you easily manage it.

Myth: Dental implants are expensive.

Truth: Dental implants are an excellent solution to replace a missing tooth or teeth because they can last a lifetime. Other options including bridges and dentures may last 5-7 years, but will need to be replaced. If you consider the time and cost of replacing a bridge or denture every few years, you’ll understand the value of an investment in dental implants.

Myth: Dental implants can lead to other dental problems.

Truth: Overall, dental implants contribute to great oral health because the implant can prevent further deterioration of the jaw and help stimulate proper growth. The success rate for dental implants is overwhelmingly high, at 98%.

Dental implants are a fantastic option for many individuals missing teeth. But not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants.


Are you a good candidate for a dental implant? Contact us to find out today.

At Miro Dental Center, we carefully and thoroughly examine each patient’s oral history and current dental health to recommend the best treatment options. We then discuss the treatment options with you, and together we make the optimal decision for your dental health and overall well-being. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today at 305-442-7444 with your dental questions.

Miro Dental Centers

Dr. Claudio Miro and associates have been treating patients in the greater Miami area for over 30 years. As a team, we believe that the patient is of upmost importance at every level.   We take pride in the care we provide to our patients at Miro Dental Centers. We take the time to make sure our patients are fully informed and are given all treatment options.  Our goal is to the provide our patients with optimal oral health by using state of the art technology.

With the dental field rapidly advancing, we are always looking for new and innovative treatments to serve our patients. We provide all types of services, including dental cleaningsorthodontics, endodontics, periodonticsoral surgery and cosmetic dentistry.

If you have questions about your dental health or would like to schedule an appointment at our offices in Coral GablesKendallHialeah, or Hollywood, please contact us today at 305-442-7444.