Losing an adult tooth isn’t nearly as much fun as losing a baby tooth. When you were a child losing teeth, you probably enjoyed the process of getting extra attention and some money under your pillow. Unfortunately, losing adult teeth is a completely different experience. Not only do people give you strange looks, but you’ll also have to pay us to fix the gap. The good news is that we can offer you the best restoration on the market: the dental implant.
Implants are fantastic because they permanently restore teeth to their prior look, power, and ability. No other restoration can claim the complete restoration that an implant does because no other restoration restores both the crown and root of the missing tooth. On top of that, the implant has the ability to last for the rest of your life, but that requires excellent care. There is one simple way to lose your implant: don’t take care of it!
Taking Care of Your Implant, and the Risk if You Don’t
Taking care of a dental implant is not difficult or challenging. We will not ask you to do something that you shouldn’t already be doing. Floss. Brush. Visit the office every six months. These are the three keys to keeping your mouth safe from the biggest threat to your implant: gum disease. Gum disease is an infection that weakens the bone structure, which will in turn cause you to lose your implant. On the other side of the coin is the knowledge that if you care for your mouth, you should be able to keep that implant for the rest of your life!
A dental implant is a fantastic investment, and you will find nothing better for restoring a lost adult tooth. However, an implant requires care. Contact us today to set up your next appointment. Let us know what questions you have about caring for your implant. We would love to help you get the information you need!