You like to invest in things that exceed your expectations. Who needs a let-down, right?
Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants will exceed your overall expectations in many ways. Remember the common ways to lose your teeth are dental decay, trauma, or gum disease.
And you want assurance that your new dental implant will not experience a similar outcome.
Are dental implants “bullet-proof?”
It’s common to want fail-safe proof when investing in implant treatment. If you’ve lost teeth as result of dental cavities or periodontal (gum) disease it makes sense to ask if your dental implant is vulnerable to the same.
Fact: Your dental implant is crafted from titanium. The oral bacteria that causes cavities and gum disease cannot have the same impact on your implant.
Reality: Be aware of the deeper affects of oral disease. Your dental implant is part of your oral health environment.
The implant is inserted into your jaw. The surrounding bone adapts and bonds with your new titanium tooth root.
Bone strength and stability is vital to your dental implant’s success and disease-free longevity.
Bone loss remains a threat if you experience periodontal (gum) disease or tooth decay. This can attack the long term viability of your dental implant.
Gum disease is an equal nemesis. If untreated, it can cause your implant to fail and need to be replaced.
Controlling your gum disease in advance of your implant placement is vital. You want to eliminate all potential threats to help assure the success of your dental implant.
Decades of effectiveness
You should expect your implant procedure to last for decades. The linchpin is proper care and maintenance of your oral health.
Remember your dental implant will not be compromised by oral bacteria. But oral diseases can affect your implant’s stability.
Follow a consistent routine of oral health care. And schedule your exams and teeth cleanings to stay aware of potential threats to your teeth, gums, and dental implant.