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.
Although 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 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.