Because dental implants
with porcelain dental crowns that act as substitutes for your natural teeth, they
do not develop cavities like real teeth. However, dental implants can be
adversely affected by decay of your remaining natural teeth and gum disease.
Alberta dentist Dr. Christine
will discuss your dental implants care guidelines with you
in detail prior to your initial procedure. Although dental implants are durable
and are designed to look, feel and function like your natural teeth, they
require care with a good oral hygiene routine.
After your dental
implants process is complete, your implants will require similar care to your
natural teeth. You should brush your teeth at least twice daily with a soft, or
nonabrasive, toothbrush followed by flossing at least once a day. Regular
checkups and teeth cleanings as recommended are also important to maintaining
your dental implants.
Without good dental
hygiene, plaque can accumulate on your remaining natural teeth, causing decay
that can spread into the roots of teeth adjacent to your dental implants. This
can result in shifting of your dental implants and other surrounding teeth.
Likewise, gum disease
that is allowed to progress can eventually weaken the structure needed to
support both your natural teeth and your dental implants. For additional
information about dental implants, please see our Dental Implant Questions
If you have missing
teeth and would like to learn if you’re a candidate for dental implants, please
contact Focus on Smiles
Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko welcomes patients from the greater Edmonton,