Do implant Crowns Last Forever?

  • Dental  Implants are the best way to replace missing teeth.  Patients often ask; How long will my implant last?  There are many factors that affect an implants lifespan.  

Good Oral Hygiene for dental implants

  •  One of the most important factors for having a long lasting dental implant is a good oral hygiene routine at home.  Implants can be more prone to infections than natural teeth.  The best way to prevent peri-implantitis (infected implant) is with a good maintenance routine.  Many dentists recommend using a waterpik to make keep the implant clean. 

Routine Dental Visits for Dental Implants

  • Routine Dental appointments twice a year are important for longevity of your dental implants.  Your dentist will monitor the implant by taking x-rays.  It’s important that the implant is not losing bone.  The dentist will also clean the implant and provide feedback on how to make sure the implant is kept optimally clean

A Night Guard to Protect your dental Implant

  • Dental implants can be overloaded by excessive  biting forces.  Patients who grind their teeth at night risk breaking or damaging their dental implant.  A night guard is recommended to protect your implants and teeth while you sleep