Dental implants are meant to stand the test of time. They are strong enough to allow you to chew your favorite foods and stable enough to make you comfortable smiling in front of everyone.
But that does not mean that they are immune to any and all issues that may occur. If decay or infection gets around the dental implant, it could fail.
Proper Oral Hygiene
If you do not practice proper oral hygiene, you could end up with bacteria in the areas surrounding the dental implant. While the implant itself cannot get an infection or decay, the surrounding tissue and bone is susceptible. This means that you can get inflammation of the area and eventually experience bone loss right where the implant lies.
This is possible even with the implant that is meant to stimulate the bone due to the bacteria build up around the area. The end result is typically an implant that becomes loose and is rendered useless as a result.
It is very important that you practice proper oral hygiene no matter how many implants you have in your mouth. Even though the teeth themselves are not real, your tissues and bones are real and are susceptible to decay and infection.
Proper brushing twice a day and flossing at least once is the only way to ensure that all bacteria and plaque is removed from your mouth and the threat of a failing implant is eliminated.
If you are having trouble with your implants, please contact us for an appointment today!
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