Implant Care and Maintenance

There are only two ways an implant can lose attachment to the bone and fail once it has successfully fused: poor oral hygiene or excessive biting forces. Poor oral hygiene and/or a lack of regular cleanings can lead to a destructive bacterial infection called peri-implantitis. Flossing and brushing your teeth on a daily basis, along with regular professional cleanings, can prevent this. Excessive biting forces can come from either a habit of clenching or grinding your teeth, or an insufficient number of implants to handle the forces generated by your bite. You should receive the correct number of implants so this does not happen. And if you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth, a nightguard will be recommended to protect your implants. After all, dental implants are a long-term investment in your smile, your health and your well-being, so it's best to protect your investment.

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Have you had dental implants placed elsewhere? New to the area and have dental implants?  Annual implant checks by an implant specialist are highly recommended. We can help with your continued implant care and maintenance. 


Interested in establishing care with our practice? Give us a call today at (910) 577-1315 to schedule a consultation. 

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