Long Term Care & Maintenance For Dental Implants
Dental implants are a valuable solution for people who are suffering from teeth loss, and who are looking for a replacement arch of teeth. Implants can dramatically improve your life, and allow you to live how you would do with your natural teeth; able to talk, eat the foods you enjoy, and smile with confidence.
The solution is also highly successful and reliable. Dental implants show a long term success rate of 98-99% if they are correctly fitted.
You will be happy to know that there is not too much homecare and maintenance needed after your dental implants have been set. Once the implants are fitted, you will then return to the surgery around 6 months later to have your permanent fixed replacement teeth attached.
The whole idea of dental implant treatment, is that the look, feel, and structure of your replacement teeth resembles your natural teeth as far as possible. They function that same, and incidentally require a very similar level of homecare. Even though the care and maintenance is relatively straightforward, it is still imperative that you take good care of your dental implants.
The success of a dental implant treatments depends largely on the skill and planning of your dentist or prosthodontist, but also on how well you maintain your replacement teeth in the long term. What is most crucial is that oink, firm, keratinized tissue forms in the permucosal seal. The success of the implant depends on the health of this seal, and the absence of keratinized tissue can leave you susceptible to infections and per-implant disease.
All of this might sound complicated, but all it really means for you is that you have to take really good care of your implants in order that the permucosal seal be healthy. Here is how: