Caring for Your Dental Implants
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth. This is due to the fact that the implant is a titanium post that gets inserted into the jaw bone. This basically serves as an artificial tooth root that prevents the bone from deteriorating any more. It is an intricate procedure, but well worth it in the long run. Before you get your implant, your dentist should go over how you will need to take care of it, but fortunately it is fairly simple.
Brush and Floss
An implant cannot develop cavities or an infection, so there is nothing to worry about in terms of the implant itself failing. However, if infections develop within the gum tissue, jaw bone or other oral structures, then the integrity of your dental implant could be compromised. All you really need to do is to continue brushing and flossing your teeth every day like you should be doing anyway.
With proper maintenance, it is very likely that your dental implants could last the rest of your life. Many patients find that implants last for at least a couple decades. The best way to keep track of how well your implants are doing is to see a professional dentist twice a year. This will give a dental expert a chance to observe your oral structures and see if any changes need to be made to your routine. In the event something bad is occurring, it can typically be caught early enough to where there is minimal inconvenience to your life.
After losing a tooth, it is a good idea to see if dental implants are a viable option. Generally, if you wait too long, then the jaw bone can deteriorate enough to the point where a bone grafting procedure will need to be done first. As soon as you get your implant, you will discover that taking care of it offers little to no disruption to your day-to-day routine.
Dr. Paola Wants You To Take Care Of Your Dental Implants
Dr. Paola and Harmony Dental Health provide Cosmetic and Family Dentistry and exceptional Dental Implant Restoration. From teeth whitening to dental emergencies to dentures, we cover it all. It is our mission to provide comprehensive care at an affordable cost to each and every patient. We want to show you that it’s not just talk and hype at Harmony Dental Health, but real results. We hope to meet your dental needs through care that best suits you. We strive to help each patient achieve greater oral and overall health. In truth, we save smiles! We have situated our practice at 1244 Fort Washington Avenue Suite A of the Upper Dublin Professional Center in Fort Washington. We are directly next to the Upper Dublin High School.