The reason adult teeth are commonly referred to as “permanent” teeth is because, ideally, they can last for life with the right care and maintenance. If you do lose one or more of them, your replacement teeth should be able to replicate as much of your healthy teeth’s natural functions – including remaining a part of your smile for life. At our Ft. Worth, TX, office, we offer a variety of dental implants that not only restore your smile, but also reestablish the functions of your lost teeth and their roots. We can also help you care for your dental implants to improve their chances of lasting for life.

Stop using tobacco products

Smoking and chewing tobacco are among the most harmful things you can do for your smile (and your systemic wellbeing). For patients who receive dental implants, it can also be a near guarantee that you’ll experience more severe oral health issues and complications with your implants in the future. To help ensure the lifelong success of your implants and improved oral and overall health, stop using tobacco products of every kind as soon as possible.

Care for them like you want to keep them

Dental implants mimic your healthy, natural teeth in several important ways, and making them last requires the same level of care as preserving your teeth. For example, continue to brush and floss your teeth and implant restoration carefully at least twice every day to prevent the excessive buildup of oral bacteria. Visit your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings as often as recommended. Also, if you experience any discomfort or other issues with your implant or restoration, visit our office as soon as possible for an examination and, if necessary, treatment to address it.

Eat healthier, if necessary

Keeping your jawbone strong and healthy is paramount to making your dental implants last for life, and that requires more than just caring for your smile. For example, your jawbone structure requires an adequate amount of minerals and nutrients to remain strong and supply your teeth with ample nutrition. This means eating a healthy, well-balanced diet every diet and avoiding foods that are highly processed and contain lots of sugar.

Learn how to make your implants last for life

After becoming an integral part of your jawbone structure, your dental implant posts can last for life with the right care and maintenance. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414. We proudly serve the residents of Ft. Worth, Dallas, Southlake, and all surrounding communities.