About Dental Implants : Caring for Dental Implants

About Dental Implants : Caring for Dental Implants


The main success for implant is really individual
home care. Home care is utmost important because you know we all know the gum the gingival
tissue around the teeth is the main structure. That structure if it becomes inflamed, which
we call gingivitis or gum disease. If you have that disease then that will basically
impede on the bone structure and when the bone structure is damaged then of course the
implant’s not going to hold just like if our bone structure’s damaged around the natural
teeth we’re going to get recession of the bone and the teeth become wobbly or you lose
the tooth. So basically, what is starts from is gum or gingival tissue. If the tissue of
the gum is healthy then you really can’t lose that, that dental implant we place in there
it should be long-term not temporarily. Basically as long as you maintain it like your natural
teeth it’s long-term. But the crown that we put on top of the implant due to the wear
and tear just like our natural teeth you know it might last 5 years, 10 years, 15 years,
20 years or 25 years. It really depends on how you use it. You know, if you are a vegetarian
and you don’t bite hard and you don’t clench, well that crown’s going to stick around for
a long time. But if you love to crush ice and, you know, open beer bottles with them
then that crown’s going to last 5 years if you’re lucky. So really, it depends on the
usage of that crown.

Author: Kevin Mason

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