The secret to a long-lasting dental implant is proper maintenance. With good oral hygiene habits and recurrent visits to your Nassau Bay dentist, you can enjoy your new dental implant for 15 years or even longer.
However, even with the right care, you may experience some issues along the way. This can happen if, for instance, you get food stuck under the dental implants.
Here’s what you should do about it:
It’s very unlikely to get food stuck under dental implants. These artificial teeth are made from three components tightly linked together:
The dental implant is designed to look and function like a natural tooth, so even the dental crown, which is the visible part, is sealed tightly along the gum line.
If you do feel like food is stuck under the implant, there are two possibilities:
Dental implant maintenance isn’t difficult at all. The steps you’ll need to take are the exact same as caring for your natural teeth:
These strategies can help you preserve your dental implant for as long as possible. While these artificial teeth are strong, they can be damaged.
Developing certain oral health conditions like gum disease is a common reason why dental implants need to be changed, apart from regular wear and tear or potential trauma, such as a car accident.
But, you can avoid these situations by taking better care of your oral health.
Dental implants are an effective way to restore your smile as well as your oral health. If you want to find out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, or need a second opinion to resolve an issue with an existing one, Dr. Liel Allon is happy to help.