2 Myths About Dental Implants

As you speak with friends and family members about your decision to replace missing teeth with dental implants, you will likely find that they have experienced tooth loss (either directly or indirectly). As a result, you may hear some stories that begin with something like, “Oh, yes, my uncle has implants!” You may also discover along the way that you are not sure whether you’re faced with factual accounts or if a myth or two has made its way into the narrative. Allow us to tackle a couple common myths by explaining the truth at the heart of the matter.

Myth #1: Implants Don’t Require Care

You may have entered into a discussion in which someone is extolling the many benefits of dental implants – one of which, they explain, is that implants require no care. This is not the case! True, the implant and the restoration will be composed of artificial tissue that will not develop cavities. However, you will need to care for the tooth replacement like you do your natural teeth (which means maintenance is easy). Consistent cleaning and plaque removal will ensure the prosthetic remains in good condition and that your surrounding tissues continue to enjoy good health.

Myth #2: All Dentists Are Trained In Placing Implants

While your general dentist may place your dental implant and is legally allowed to do so, not all dentists have the same background in this field of specialization. You see, placement of implants is a surgical procedure that requires detailed case planning and extraordinary precision for optimal results. We suggest patients interested in implants visit our team of board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons, dentists, and medical doctors. Our extensive training in implants – and consistent collaboration with your doctor and general dentist – will ensure you receive an implant with success.


Combining experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a genuine care for their patients’ health and comfort, the team at Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery is ready to improve the health and beauty of smiles in the Sonoma County and North Bay area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa) or 707-584-1630 (Rohnert Park).