One of the great benefits of dental implants, unlike other tooth replacements, is they can last a lifetime. However, the longevity of the device relies on proper care. The good news is that they require the same care as natural teeth.

In order to ensure your dental implants last, you must continue to brush, floss, use an antibacterial mouthwash, and have regular dental checkups. Additionally, if you are a smoker, it is a good time to quit. There are no special kinds of toothpaste or rinses and, in many cases, no special tools. However, there are toothbrushes specifically designed for dental implants.

An individual dental implant is the closest thing to a real tooth. There are basically three parts to what is commonly called a dental implant. The actual implant replaces the root. It attached to the bone. An abutment attached to the implant and connects the implant to the tooth prosthesis, which is a custom-made crown. How is this sounding so far?

While good oral hygiene is important to long-lasting dental implants, they cannot get cavities. However, your remaining teeth can. One of the advantages is an individual dental implant typically does not require modifying or damaging the surrounding teeth. Therefore, it is important to care for your remaining healthy teeth.

One word of warning. While a dental implant looks and feels like a real tooth, it is still a prosthetic replacement, They visible “tooth” is very similar to any other dental crown. Therefore, it is a good idea to avoid very hard or very sticky foods. The materials used to create the dental implant’s crown are very strong, and can handle a lot. Nonetheless, avoid things like biting ice cubes or eating really sticky caramels. 

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