Do dental implants require special care?

dental implants DallasDental implants make for incredible replacement teeth. These lifelike prosthetics are durable and easy to maintain. Many people find that caring for dental implants is easy – especially when compared to other tooth replacement methods like conventional bridges and dentures.

Since dental implants are loaded into the jawbone, where bone literally fuses to their structure, they can hold crowns, bridges, and dentures in place for decades to come. The fact that bone locks implants in place means that people can enjoy improved oral function. It also means that messy adhesives to hold prosthetic teeth in place are no longer needed.

How do I clean dental implants?

Cleaning dental implants is a breeze. People brush and floss their implants the same way they clean their natural teeth. Some folks may choose to use water irrigators to clean beneath bridges attached to implants and between prosthetics and biological teeth.

Are there dietary restrictions with implants?

Once bone integrates to dental implants and permanent restorations/prosthetics are attached to them, people can enjoy their favorite foods. Dental implants will not move or slide during oral function, even if one eats tough foods like steak.

Are dental implants disease-resistant?

Dental implants and their restorations/prosthetics attached to them are resistant to disease. Since these replacement teeth are made from materials like titanium and porcelain they cannot develop caries or infections like living tissue does.

Despite their resistance to disease, oral health conditions can threaten the stability and longevity of implants. For example, untreated gum disease or infections can negatively affect the performance and longevity of implants.

How long do implants last?

Dental implants can last for decades and in some cases, a lifetime. Those who have implants should maintain vigilant oral hygiene, visit their oral healthcare providers for routine checkups, and eat a nutrient-dense diet for optimal wellness.

What should I do if I am interested in implant dentistry?

If you’re wondering whether implants are right for you, you need to consult with an implant dentist. At your consultation, your dentist will inquire about your health history, evaluate your overall oral health, and answer your questions. This consultation will determine whether this treatment option meets your unique needs.

Call Cowdin Cosmetic Dentistry today to reserve an implant dentistry consultation.