Dental implants are a terrific option for restoring your smile. Implants have become very popular over the years, because they are easy to care for, and can last a patient for a lifetime. However. It is important to remember that as sturdy as your implants are, their success or failure depends on you.
Implants require surgery, since they are placed directly into your jawbone. For your implants to succeed, your jawbone and your gums need to be in good shape, and they need to remain that way. It is imperative that you follow your dentist’s instructions regarding your post-operative care and your follow-up visits.
Implants depend on healthy gums and teeth. You need to brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes with a fluoride toothpaste, and floss once a day. It is also important that you see your dentist every six months for your routine cleanings and exams. This will not only give your dentist the chance to clean your teeth, but also check for signs of gum disease and tooth decay, and to make certain that your implants are still functioning as they should.
Tobacco and drugs have a negative effect on your dental health and your overall health. If you are getting dental implants and use either of these substances, now is the time to quit. If you don’t intend to make changes to your lifestyle in order to help your implants succeed, you need to talk to your dentist about other tooth replacement options.
If you are considering getting dental implants to fix the spaces in your smile, our dentist, Dr. Jason Campbell will be happy to meet with you for an examination and consultation. If you would like to schedule an appointment at Pro Solutions Dental Group in Prescott, Arizona, call 928-776-1208 today and let’s get you started on a brand new smile!