- December 1, 2014
A dental implant is a great investment for patients needing to replace a missing tooth. The procedure itself requires oral surgery to place the implant directly into the jawbone. Once it is in, you will wait for a few months before getting a permanent crown placed. Once you have your implant complete, you will agree that there is no better restoration. It is made to last for a lifetime! However, it is not infallible. The one major threat to a permanent implant is gum disease, which you can gain in the following ways.
Don’t Practice Daily Hygiene – By not flossing and brushing your teeth regularly, you will build up plenty of bacteria that will cause gum disease, eventually resulting in the loss of your implant.
Don’t See Us Regularly – We can often catch gum disease at routine appointments and can get it out of your mouth before too much damage occurs. However, if you choose to avoid the office, we won’t be able to do anything to protect you.
Don’t Get Recommended Dental Care – A final way to lost your implant is to refuse recommended dental work. As you age, new things will come up. If you choose not to take care of those things, your remaining healthy teeth (and implant) will be affected.
You dental implant is an investment on your part. Protect that investment by protecting your implant from gum disease and other damage. Contact us with your questions or concerns. We would love to hear from you soon!