BOCA RATON DENTIST DISCUSSES WAYS TO PRESERVE DENTAL IMPLANTS
Many of our patients who have suffered from tooth loss—one tooth or multiple teeth—feel like they simply aren’t themselves with an incomplete smile. Finding a tooth replacement solution that works for you is vital to both your self-esteem and dental health. Many patients want to find a tooth replacement solution that will last for years and years—they don’t want to have to worry about getting a new restoration down the line. For many of these patients dental implants provide the perfect solution.
Dental implants are actually small titanium rods that are surgically implanted into the jawbone and then capped with a natural-looking restoration. Thus they are not removable, and they look and feel like natural teeth. In order to keep dental implants healthy patients need to brush and floss at least twice a day and undergo regular professional dental cleanings.
Additionally, following these simple rules can help you maintain the strength and beauty if you implants
Treat dental grinding and clenching:
If you habitually grind or clench or teeth, even in your sleep, you may put unnecessary strain on your dental implants and weaken them over time. If you’re clenching your teeth in your sleep you may experience jaw or tooth pain upon waking—so be sure to address this problem with your dentist if you notice these symptoms.
Don’t chew abrasive foods
Patients with dental implants can eat and drink regularly—this is one of the major advantages of dental implants. However, it’s still important to avoid chewing hard candies and ice, as both of these can create micro cracks in your restorations.
Dental implants can last for years with proper care—they are very durable and have the advantage of looking and feeling like natural teeth. Before you undergo dental implant treatment, our Boca Raton dentists can help you better understand how to extend the life of your dental implant. Give our Boca Raton dentists a call if you’d like more information—(561) 997-2323.
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