With the appropriate dental implant-supported prosthetic, you can significantly increase your chances of preserving your oral health after suffering tooth loss. Nevertheless, ensuring the good health and integrity of your new smile requires diligent care and maintenance, as well. Today, your Allen dental implant specialist, Dr. Marco Cueva, explains the proper tenets of dental implant care, and how negligent hygiene can affect the success of your dental implants.

Like Natural Teeth, in More Ways than One

As much potential as modern dentistry holds, there is no better design for your oral structures than nature’s original design. With that in mind, dental implants offer the most lifelike tooth replacement option by serving as prosthetic tooth roots that surgically inserted into your jawbone. Once healed, your implants will serve as anchors for your replacement teeth, mimicking the root-and-crown design of your natural teeth. The similar design means maintaining your new smile is essentially the same as caring for your natural one. Be sure to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day, and attend a regular dental checkup and cleaning as often as Dr. Cueva recommends.

Do Dental Diseases Affect Dental Implants?

Since dental implants aren’t fabricated from organic material, they’re not subject to tooth decay; however, the gums and jawbone that support your dental implant can still become infected from lack of proper hygiene, eroding the support that your dental implants rely on. As gum disease progresses, it destroys your smile’s foundation and ability to retain your teeth, making gum disease the number one cause of adult tooth loss in the United States. Likewise, preventing gum disease can cause dental implant failure if not detected early and treated before serious damage occurs.

Restore & Preserve Your Smile with Dental Implants from Your Allen Specialist

To learn more about proper dental implant care, schedule an appointment with your Allen periodontal specialist by calling (972) 390-9944 today. Located in the 75013 area, we proudly welcome patients from Allen, Plano, Richardson, McKinney, Frisco, Fairview, Murphy, Wylie, Lewisville, Carrolton, and surrounding communities.