Dental restorations are essential to a healthy mouth. When you lose an adult tooth, you lose an important tool from your mouth. You will notice a difference when you chew and when you speak. We need to replace that missing tooth quickly. We highly recommend a dental implant restoration because it is steady, looks great, and has the potential to last forever. In order for that implant to truly be a success, you will have to take care of it.
People underestimate the power of gum disease. Even after losing a tooth to gum disease, some patients are still unable to see the value in preventing the infection. Gum disease can cause the loss of a dental implant just as easily as it causes the loss of natural teeth. The bacteria works it way to the bone and weakens the structure causing a natural tooth or a dental implant to no longer be able to hold on.
Losing Your Dental Implant
You will lose your dental implant if you refuse to take proper care of it. If you refuse to floss properly, brush effectively, or follow post-operative instructions, you will lose your brand new restoration. We hope you will be on the other side of the fence, though. We hope you will follow excellent oral hygiene methods and maintain your dental implant for the rest of your life! That is, after all, why we recommended it in the first place.
A dental implant is a fantastic restoration for patients who are needing to fill the gaps in their smile. However, an implant does not contain superpowers. It will need your help to stay healthy, so call us today! We can help you come up with a plan to keep your implant healthy and answer any questions you have about dental implants. Call today!