Do Dental Implants Need to be Fixed or Replaced?

Cosmetic, Family & Implant Dentists Serving Aurora, Denver, Centennial & Nearby Colorado

Posted: July 28, 2020

A middle aged man with a bald head and bright smile smiles while looking upwardMany people wonder, “do dental implants ever need to be replaced?” After thoughtfully researching your teeth replacement options, this question of longevity and durability is a good one to ask. Many people want to choose the tooth replacement that will perform for the longest amount of time, lowering the likelihood of repeat procedures and appointments. Dental implants provide such potential.

Dental implants are the longest lasting teeth replacement system that we have in modern-day dentistry. Studies and authoritative research have found dental implants to be the most cost-effective way to replace missing teeth.

What you can do to prevent the need for repairs or replacements: Basic care and dental hygiene will prevent the risk of dental implant issues –

  • Brush at least twice per day, for two minutes each time
  • Floss once every day
  • Visit the dentist for routine checkups and cleanings

Good dental hygiene prevents all sorts of oral health problems that could affect the gums and bone supporting your dental implants. Easy upkeep is one of the main advantages of implant dentistry: No special maintenance or cleaning is required to keep your dental implants in tip-top shape, just the same basic dental hygiene that is always advised.

It is also a good idea to avoid habits that can wreck your teeth and the dental implants. Chewing on ice cubes, chewing on the ends of pens, using your teeth as a tool to open food packages – these behaviors may cause chips, cracks or discomfort. Remember to extend care and gentleness toward your teeth. Take small bites of food and cut tough food like steak into bitesize pieces. These habits will help to protect your smile for many years ahead.

Is Implant Dentistry Right for You?

Our dentists are interested in matching you as an individual to the right dentistry solutions. After meeting with you to discuss your goals, we present each and every option available, and provide you with the information you need to choose from those options. If you are ready to learn more about dental implants from experienced, caring dentists in Aurora, please call Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center at 303-751-3321.

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