Dental implants in Royal Palm Beach can be an excellent solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile. However, how hard are they to maintain? You may be surprised at how simple it is to take care of your dental implants. Here's what you should know.
Taking Care of Dental Implants Is Easy
The most important thing to know is that taking excellent care of your dental implants is integral to their success. Bacteria and infection are the enemies of dental implants and can cause them to fail. So as long as you're committed to an excellent daily home care routine, you'll be able to keep your implant plaque-free and healthy.
The good news is that because your dental implant is much like a natural tooth, it is easy to brush and floss. Brushing twice daily and flossing once are the critical components of excellent home care and will help keep your implant healthy.
Routine visits with your Royal Palm Beach dentist every six months are crucial for keeping your tooth implant healthy. Dr. Bussell performs a thorough examination during each bi-annual visit, and he'll also take x-rays once a year to ensure your implant is functioning correctly. During your preventive exams, we can catch any problems as early as possible.
The Advantages of Tooth Implants
Dental implants offer several benefits for our patients, including:
- The look, function, and feel of a natural tooth
- Protection for your jawbone against the deterioration that happens when you lose a root
- Exceptional longevity since dental implants can potentially last a lifetime with the proper care
- Keeps your surrounding teeth from shifting, which causes bite misalignment
- It can be a wise financial investment in your smile because of great longevity
Are Tooth Implants Right for You?
If you'd like to learn more about tooth replacement options and what's right for your smile, we encourage you to contact Affordable Dental Center of Wellington at (561) 422-1020 and schedule an evaluation with Dr. Bussell.