You know that there’s such a thing as dental implant success. Generally speaking, implants have an extremely high rate of success, so the potential for having a good experience with them is quite high! However, you also know that on the other end of the spectrum, there’s something called implant failure. You don’t like thinking about this, of course, but you are aware that with this in mind, there must be certain things that can place your implants in danger (and you’d really love to avoid them). Let our Rohnert Park, CA offer you some of the major culprits, so you may steer clear of them, as you keep your smile in amazing condition!
If You’re Not Brushing And Flossing Correctly
First, if you’re not brushing and flossing correctly, then you are certainly steering your dental implants and the entirety of your oral health away from success! Remember that what you want to do is brush twice a day and floss once a day. You may get the idea that these artificial structures don’t need cleansing but that isn’t true! They need it because this helps keep all of the other tissues in your smile free of bacterial buildup, which can quickly lead to problems for your implants. Need some pointers? Just ask.
If You’re Skipping Dental Checkups And Cleanings
If you’re not keeping up with your dental checkups and cleanings, then again, you’re forgetting the importance of preventive care and just how powerful it is in helping you protect your dental implants! Remember that during checkups, your dentist can see if there is even the slightest sign that you may require a dental care treatment that can help promote the success of your implants. In addition, cleanings are essential because they remove plaque and tartar you you miss (and that can lead to problems like gum inflammation, which may promote peri-implantitis and eventual implant failure!).
If You’re Smoking (Or Using Other Tobacco)
If you’re smoking or using any type of tobacco, we remind you that this can have a negative impact on your oral health, your overall health, and on the success of your dental implants. Maintaining your best health is part of what helps you maintain safe implants, so this is certainly a habit to skip or to quit!
Keep Implants Safe With Ease
Remember that keeping existing dental implants and restorations safe is easier than you might think. When in doubt, however, come in for a visit with our team to learn all about the best approach for protection. Schedule the time you need in Rohnert Park, CA by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery at 707-584-1630 to schedule your visit today.