Dental implants are the most advanced and modern solution for replacing missing teeth in the dental world, currently. They’re highly recommended by patients and professionals alike because of the wide variety of benefits that they offer and their unique structure that’s able to restore the entire portion of a missing tooth, including the roots. Although the treatment boasts an impressive 95% success rate after 10 years of placement, there are some important considerations every patient should make to ensure that their implants don’t fail and all of their hard work doesn’t go to waste.
Quick Tooth Replacement
If you know that you’ll be getting a severely damaged or decayed tooth extracted, the best way to ensure the success of the fusion of your dental implants with your jawbone is to plan out your treatment right away. By not waiting, you’ll be able to preserve the density of your jawbone. Since the roots of your teeth provide the bone with stimulation, the longer it’s not there, the more erosion that will occur, causing you to need a bone graft or even preventing you from being considered as a good candidate for the procedure.
Good Oral Health
As soon as your implants are placed, it’s important to make sure that you maintain your regular oral hygiene routine, implementing specific post-op mouth-cleaning techniques recommended to you by your implant dentist. You can do this by rinsing with a prescription mouthwash that your dentist provides you with and by gently brushing your teeth, being sure to not brush directly on your surgery site. It’s also important to rinse your mouth four to five times a day with warm saltwater (a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water).
Choose An Experienced Professional
Do you know what to look for in a highly experienced and qualified implant dentist? If not, it’s important to familiarize yourself. Anyone can call themselves an “implant dentist,” but those who have specialty training and all of the advanced technology to complete the dental implant surgery themselves will likely yield the best results. Not only does this make it incredibly more convenient for you, because you won’t have to travel to a different specialist in the middle of the process, but everything is done in-house. That ensures that there’s no room for important information to slip through the cracks and that the results will be precise.
Commit to Your New Smile
Finally, after your implants have been successfully placed and your restorations have been attached, you’ll need to keep your oral health in great shape. Even though your new teeth can’t get cavities, routine brushing, flossing, rinsing, and checkups and cleanings with your dentist is an absolute necessity in order to get the most out of your new grin.
With these four considerations in mind, you can ensure that your dental implant treatment will fall into the 95% success rate after 10 years category! With your healthy, new, and beautiful smile custom-made just for you, you’ll be able to let your confidence show.
About the Practice
Our team at Brookwood Dental Associates is comprised of four general dentist, one periodontist and endodontist, an oral surgeon, and our in-house orthodontist. We believe that several heads are better than one, which is why our team takes time to collaborate and works together to provide the best possible care to our patients. We offer start-to-finish dental implant treatment and utilize the latest technology and techniques to obtain the best possible results. For questions or to schedule a consultation for dental implant treatment, visit our website or call 215-368-2424.