One of the best reasons to get dental implants is their ability to last for several decades – provided you properly maintain them. Fortunately, caring for dental implants is actually fairly easy and not that different from making sure your natural teeth remain healthy. In order to make your new smile last a lifetime, follow these simple dental implant aftercare guidelines listed below:
Oral infections are one of the most common reasons why implants fail in the long term, but you can help keep them at bay as long as you:
Taking proactive measures to prevent injury or other damage to your mouth can ensure your implants last as long as possible. Be sure to:
We typically recommend that patients with dental implants visit our Mesquite office for a dental checkup and cleaning at least three or four times a year, especially during the first year after implant placement, to make sure everything is proceeding as it should. Routine exams can alert us to any oral health problems while treatment is still relatively easy and cost-effective, and cleanings can help your pearly whites shine bright.
If you notice a problem with your implant in between appointments, it’s crucial that you contact us right away and schedule an emergency appointment. Some signs to watch out for include:
At Texas Dentistry, our goal is to help you keep your smile beautiful and healthy for as long as possible. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you feel like something is amiss with your dental implants.
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