Receiving a dental implant often amounts to undergoing a surgical procedure and recovery, possibly a bone graft, all over a substantial span of time. That being said, implants are a most popular choice for patients who are looking to replace a natural tooth that has been lost to disease or accident. The main reason may be that once an implant is installed it acts as the natural root did and is fixed in place as opposed to a denture which lies on the surface of the gums.
If you choose to go through the process of having an implant you’ll definitely want to do everything you can to maintain it. Your dentist will recommend a regimen that will include using an inter-dental toothbrush that is especially good for cleaning around your new implant. Brushing twice a day is always key to good oral health, as is flossing at least once.
Bone structure is essential to the success of an implant. Anything that might weaken it will put an implant at risk. Smoking is a proven contributor to oral diseases including the bone deterioration that can lead to problems with a dental implant.
If you work on keeping your mouth clean and healthy and see your dentist at regular intervals so that he can monitor the condition of your implant you can expect the best outcome.
Dr. Looze offers his expertise in the various areas of dental health. Talk to him about your concerns, call Southlands Dental @ 720-886-0606 in Aurora, CO.