Are my dental implants going to last?
The short answer to this question is yes; dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care. The good news is that dental implants are easy to take care of. In fact, they are no different than taking care of your natural teeth.
Dental implants are an excellent choice for tooth replacement because they are surgically placed into the jawbone. Unlike wearing other tooth replacement prosthetics, such as dentures, patients who choose dental implants have no worries about them shifting or moving around. Chewing and speaking are completely natural.
How to Maintain Your Dental Implants
Because dental implants are permanently integrated into the jawbone, all you need to do is to brush and floss just as you would your normal teeth. It’s also crucial to visit your dentist twice each year for checkups and cleans. Although dental implants cannot develop tooth decay as your natural teeth can, you can still get gum disease around the implants.
Treat your dental implants kindly, that is, avoid chewing on hard items such as ice and never use your teeth—implant or natural—as a tool.
If you have more questions about dental implants, we invite you to call either our Bayside, VIC or Fairfield, VIC dental surgery to book an appointment for a consult.