Dental implants are considered to be stronger than your natural teeth, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t vulnerable to being damaged by the same things that can hurt your own teeth. By taking good care of both your real and prosthetic teeth, you can enjoy a healthy smile for years to come.
- Keep It Clean: Daily brushing and flossing, along with regular dental checkups help keep gum disease at bay. Even though your dental implant is not made of natural materials, it can still fail if the bone it is bonded to is damaged from advanced periodontitis.
- Avoid Tobacco Use: Tobacco use can encourage the development of inflammation, abscesses and even gum disease, and don’t get us started on what it’s doing to the rest of your body. It’s time to kick the habit if you want to have a successful full mouth implant and improve your overall health as well.
- Take It Easy: The crown that sits on top of the implant can crack when you bite down on hard foods such as ice, hard candy and chips.
After investing the time and money that it takes to have a successful implant, it would be a shame to shorten its lifespan by not taking the steps necessary to protect it. If you ever have any questions about the care and maintenance of your dental implant, call us right away. At Anthem Periodontics and Dental Implants, we want every implant to be a successful one and that’s why it’s our desire to thoroughly educate our patients on how to properly care for their new prosthetic
If you would like to learn more about how dental implants cannot only improve your smile, but your quality of life also, contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified periodontists today.