Dental implants are a great way to restore your smile. If you are suffering from cracked, broken, or missing teeth, then dental implants may be the right choice for you and your oral health situation. In addition to improving your smile and returning your mouth to full function, with proper care dental implants may never need to be replaced.
Dental Implants Care and Maintenance
Caring for dental implants is as easy caring for your own natural teeth. Proper care will help your dental implants to continue to look great and last a lifetime.
- Brush a minimum of twice daily. Just like your natural teeth, dental implants will need to be brushed in order to remove harmful plaque and bacteria.
- Floss at least once per day.
- Schedule regular professional cleanings.
- Visit Dr. Bowcutt for regular check-ups.
Following the above care tips will help you to avoid peri-implantitis, an infection of the tissue surrounding your implant. In the same way that bacteria can infect the gums around your natural teeth leading to gum disease, the tissue around your dental implants can become infected and cause a loss of attachment, putting your implant at risk.
With implants, a titanium post is inserted into the bone and integrates with the jaw bone. While we use collagen to replace the natural connective tissues that support your teeth, it is not the same as the natural fibers and blood vessels that natural teeth have, and doesn’t offer the same infection-fighting benefits. This is why oral health care is important for dental implants in order to reduce the risk of infection.
Dental Implants Expert
Dr. Bowcutt and his staff are proud to offer dental implants to restore their patients’ smiles. There’s no need to let cracked, broken, or missing teeth cause you embarrassment or discomfort. Dr. Bowcutt is highly experienced with dental implant treatments and can help you restore your mouth to full function and improve your oral health.
To discuss dental implants and how they can help you, contact the staff at Bowcutt Dental. Let us help care for and restore your smile.