When you’re considering which dental restoration to get, do you hesitate because of the anticipated maintenance? Your cosmetic dentist has some good news for you! Dental implants are one of the lowest-maintenance tooth replacement solutions available on the market! Learn more in this week’s blog post.
Dental Implants are Very Similar to Your Natural Teeth
A natural tooth is made up of two parts: a root and its crown. Inside the root is the pulp that contains sensitive tooth nerves. These keep your blood flowing beneath the gums and work to root your tooth in its place. It’s protected by the dental crown of your tooth.
When a tooth goes missing, unfortunately, both of those vital pieces of your smile are then missing. As you can tell, missing a tooth is about much more than just having a gap in your smile.
Thankfully, a dental implant works to replace both of those pieces of your missing tooth. They’re so successful because the dental implant is made of titanium, a material that easily and naturally fuses with bone tissue by being biocompatible. Then, a prosthetic crown is secured on top of the dental implant with the help of an abutment attachment. The dental prosthetic may vary depending on your personal case of tooth loss.
Get a Tooth Replacement with Easy Maintenance
You must be committed to excellent oral health to be a great candidate for dental implants. It’s not that the maintenance is overwhelming—you just need to stay consistent. Good oral hygiene is especially important right after your implants have been placed to keep them strong and stable over the years. Your healing period is key! Get specific advice from your dentist after your procedure.
Keeping up good oral hygiene is super simple when your implants have fused to the jaw bone and your prosthetic has been placed. Just make sure you are brushing your teeth for two minutes, twice a day, flossing daily, and maintaining a balanced diet.
Use a soft toothbrush to make sure you’re reaching all areas and not abrasively damaging your dental prosthetic. Of course, you must still maintain your remaining natural teeth as well. But, the care is the same, so it’s easy to complete all during your hygiene routine at home at once.
Get Assistance from Your Dentist
While implants have a very high success rate standing at over 95%, they require regular professional care just as your natural teeth do. Be sure to keep and attend your semiannual appointments so that your dentist can work to keep your implants strong and stable for years to come.
About Our Office
Here at the dental office of Johnny Taylor, DDS, we know that missing teeth costs more than the aesthetics of your smile—and we don’t want you to have to pay with the quality of your life. Replace your missing teeth with dental implants from our practice! Call us today to schedule your consultation.