Do Dental Implants Require Special Care?
A dental implant is the next best thing to a natural tooth, and is utilized when tooth loss has occurred for any reason. Special care is not needed, except for the excellent oral hygiene habits of daily flossing and brushing that are normally employed for day to day care of our teeth.
The implant provides the support and stability necessary to bring complete restoration to your smile.
Trauma, disease, or dental decay can result in unexpected tooth loss. Thanks to dental implant technology, patients have more options available to deal with tooth replacement.
Made from a sturdy titanium material, the dental implant naturally bonds to the jaw bone when surgically placed into the gum tissue. The implant provides the support and stability necessary to bring complete restoration to your smile.
During the healing process of usually four to six months, the implant is protected by a temporary covering. It is imperative to keep the implant area clean and well maintained as infection is the primary cause of dental implant failure.
There are several things your implant dentist will require before moving forward:
- Commitment – The patient must understand that this is a lengthy process and agree to follow the recommendations needed for a positive outcome.
- Tobacco Use – Since smoking is another leading cause of implant failure, the patient must agree to discontinue use of tobacco products.
- Health Review – A thorough review to determine the patient is a good candidate is needed for overall health, as well as dental health.
Patients suffering from dental disease, for example, will need to be treated for that before embarking on the dental implant process.
There are no limits to the number of implants the patient might receive. Replacing one tooth or several teeth is achievable – even an entire arch, if needed.
Once the healing process is complete, your dental provider will complete the process by placing a final restoration over the implant that will match the shape and shade of the surrounding teeth, making the dental implant virtually undetectable.
There are no diet restrictions at this point, and the patient can go through life as if tooth loss had never occurred. Twice yearly visits to the dentist for a professional cleaning and exam will help keep your remaining teeth and dental implants bright and shiny for a lifetime of smiles.
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