Losing an adult tooth is not nearly as fun as losing a tooth as a child. There’s no tooth fairy, no money under your pillow, and no tooth waiting in the gums to take over the empty space. When you lose a tooth, one of the wisest decisions you can make is to get Dental Implants. The implant will permanently replace your tooth for the rest of your life, if you take care of it. You do have to take care of your implant. Otherwise, you will find yourself losing your implant completely.
The Gum Disease Problem
There is one great risk dental implants, and it comes in the form of gum disease. Gum disease is a threat to your teeth as well, and about 80% of Americans will receive a gum disease diagnosis at some point. That makes gum disease a huge threat for patients with implant. Gum disease has a way of working deep under the gumline to weaken the bone structure of your jaw, which causes the loss of your tooth or implant. The only way to prevent this from happening is to practice proper preventive measures.
Keeping Your Smile Safe
When you understand the cost of losing your natural teeth, you tend to be more willing to care for them. Preventing damage to your remaining natural teeth and restorations is nothing new, but it requires vigilance! Flossing and brushing are essential to preventing gum disease. You might also consider a mouth rinse with an antiseptic or antibacterial label. These rinses, especially, will remove the damaging bacteria from your mouth.
Once that dental implant is in place, you won’t want to lose it. An implant is the most sturdy, comfortable, and permanent restoration available, and all it requires is ordinary preventive care measures. Contact us today to set up a consultation or appointment to learn more about how to care for your dental implant. We would love to see you soon and help you have a healthier restoration!