Oral Hygiene with Dental Implants
When you are missing a tooth, your ability to chew and speak suffers and your smile does not look and feel its best. For these reasons, more and more patients are opting for dental implants. However, you must maintain your good oral health to keep the implant secure and functioning correctly.
A dental implant consists of a rod that acts as a tooth root and a crown, which replaces the tooth. The rod is implanted into the jaw bone. Over a period of a few weeks, the bone heals around the rod, providing a tight bond. When the bone has completely healed, the crown can be placed on top.
One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is that is does not require special care. You can brush and floss around it just as you would your natural teeth. However, if the reason you had to replace a tooth was because of poor oral hygiene, you need to take steps to improve your level of oral care to preserve the integrity of your implant as well as to prevent future tooth loss.
When you have a dental implant, it is important to visit Dr. Frame, Santa Clara dental implants expert, regularly. In addition to your routine checkup and cleaning, Dr. Frame will check your dental implant for problems and work to prevent issues such as gum disease which can affect your implant.
Dr. Alan Frame, Santa Clara dentist, has fit hundreds of patients with implants. If you are interested in getting a dental implant, or if you would like to schedule a checkup, call his office today to schedule an appointment.
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