Do Dental Implants Require Special Care?

Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants is one of the best decisions you can make for your long-term oral health. Implants function just like your natural teeth, and do not require a great deal of special care. If you follow our dentist’s instructions, they will ensure you have a healthy smile for many years.

Caring for Dental Implants

dental implants nevadaAlthough the implants themselves cannot experience decay or infection, the tissues around them must be kept free of bacteria to prevent gum disease or decay in adjacent teeth. You should continue to brush and floss regularly, keeping food particles and plaque away from your implants and flossing around the abutments to keep them clean. This helps remove the bacteria that can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Our dentist might ask you to visit his office more often to ensure no problems are developing with your gums.[pullquote]You should continue to brush and floss regularly, keeping food particles and plaque away from your implants and flossing around the abutments to keep them clean.[/pullquote]

The prosthetic teeth attached to your implants are usually made of porcelain or a tooth-colored resin. They can break, chip, or crack, so if you noticed any damage to the teeth, be sure to talk to our dentist. It’s unlikely that you’ll ever need to have the actual implant replaced, but the prosthetic teeth might need to be replaced due to damage or wear. You should also avoid foods, beverages, or other substances that could stain your new teeth.

Dental Implants and Your Oral Health

Dental implants are the most natural-looking and -feeling form of tooth replacement. They can be used effectively to replace one tooth or all your teeth, if necessary. They differ from other tooth replacement methods in that they replace not only the visible portion of the tooth but also the tooth root. This can have a major positive effect on your oral health because it helps keep your jawbone healthy. Without the root, the jaw will atrophy over time. This phenomenon is very common among long-term denture wearers.

If you have missing teeth, talk to our dentist or oral surgeon about the possibility of having them replaced with implants. In the long term, you’ll have a healthy smile you can be proud of.

Call our team at The Center For Oral Surgery of Las Vegas today at 702-367-6666 and set up your consultation.

COVID-19 Updates

A COVID-19 message and well wishes from the Center for Oral Surgery of Las Vegas to all of our patients.

The health and safety of our patients and staff is our number one priority. Per CDC guidelines we will be continuing with or instituting the following measures. Other measures will be instituted as guided by the authorities.

  • Our staff will be wearing enhanced personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • We will be monitoring the health of employees and keeping home any employee who displays symptoms of COVID-19.
  • We will be providing services by appointment only and communicating any special instructions to the patient for the appointment (i.e. face covering).
  • We will be limiting the number of people allowed inside the office at any given time.
  • We will be requiring temperature checks and health screenings for patients before entering the office.
  • We will be limiting the contact between the administrative staff and the patients, such as eliminating check-in forms and receipts when possible.

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