One thing that you know that you never want to go back to is having missing teeth. Missing teeth changed your life—and not in a good way. You couldn’t enjoy your favorite foods, speak clearly, or even have the confidence to try to open your mouth in front of friends, family, or strangers.
Now though, you’ve experienced how dental implants in Coral Springs can change your life for the better! The only thing that you have to do to keep your new teeth for a lifetime is to maintain them properly. Learn more about implant maintenance and why it’s so important in this week’s blog post!
Why Dental Implants Fail
Although it’s rare, there are several reasons why dental implants may not be successful, two of the most common reasons being that you have an infection or that you’ve experienced bone loss.
Unfortunately, the infection can form around the implant and in the gum tissue. Most often, this is the result of poor oral hygiene or because of a bad smoking habit. Over time, it can lead to bone loss and other problems with your implant.
Thankfully, there are ways that you can avoid these scenarios and keep your implants in great condition and it all starts with excellent oral care and implant maintenance.
What You Need to Do to Maintain Your Implants
The first step to keeping your implants is to treat them like they are your natural teeth! This means that you should care for them and work to keep them for a lifetime by following these simple steps:
- Brushing and flossing daily.
- Use effective, gentle dental tools like a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your replacement and remaining natural teeth.
- Watching the foods you eat to avoid implant damage from hard or crunchy foods.
- Making sure to visit your dentist regularly for preventive care from a professional.
Get Help from Your Dentist in Coral Springs
As mentioned above, your dentist plays a part in implant maintenance, too. They are able to periodically check on the stability of your implant posts. Plus, they work to remove harmful materials from your smile that could infect the implant site.
If you ever experience dental pain or wiggling of your implant, it’s best to contact your local dentist right away. This could be a sign of implant failure—even years down the road—and it should be addressed as soon as possible.
Nothing is more frustrating or disappointing than having a dental implant failure, but the good news is that we’re here to help you avoid it!
About Our Office
Here at Coral Springs Dentistry, we’re here for you throughout every step of your oral health journey—even after you’ve lost teeth, replaced them, and need more help maintaining your restorations. No matter what step you’re at in your dental journey, you can rely on our resourceful team!