The goal of replacing your lost teeth and their roots with a dental implant restoration is to improve the long-term health and integrity of your smile, as well as restore its immediate appearance and function. Dental implants accomplish this goal more effectively than traditional restorations thanks to their unique design, which allows them to mimic the functions of your lost teeth roots. However, the success of your dental implant restoration depends on your continued care and maintenance of your oral health.

Caring for implants like natural teeth

The good thing about dental implant restorations is their ability to closely mimic the natural structures of your healthy teeth. This includes their supportive roots, which eliminates the need for things like hidden clasps, abutment teeth, adhesives, and more to secure your replacement teeth. In addition to the greater comfort and stability this offers, it can also make caring for your smile and restoration much simpler. For example, brushing and flossing your teeth and restoration is less complicated, and you can more effectively remove oral bacteria from the surfaces of your restoration and the areas around it.

Routine maintenance for your smile’s foundation

Keeping your smile and restoration consistently clean with good dental hygiene is important in maintaining the health of your remaining natural teeth and the oral structures that support them. This is also important to maintaining your dental implant restoration, which also relies on these tissues and structures for their continued support. In addition to keeping up with good dental hygiene every day, it’s important to stick to a regular schedule of professional maintenance visits at your dentist’s or oral health specialist’s office. These visits will help ensure that your restoration doesn’t experience excessive wear or damage, or that other concerns don’t arise that can compromise your oral health and dental implants.

Addressing issues as soon as possible

If you notice problems with your dental implants and/or restoration, then don’t hesitate to schedule an emergency visit to diagnose and address the concern. Some underlying factors, such as constant teeth-grinding or accidental damage, can compromise the placement of your dental implant posts and/or the quality of your restoration. If not addressed promptly, these issues may lead to even greater concerns with your implant restoration, or lead to more severe problems with the overall state of your oral health.

Learn how to maintain your dental implant restoration

The success of your dental implants depends largely on how well you maintain the health and integrity of your oral health and restoration. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.