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