When you are missing one or more teeth and considering your tooth replacement options, there are various ways you can compare and contrast your options, including what long-term care will be required for a given tooth replacement. Care and cleaning is just one of the many factors you should consider, as well as cost, longevity, durability, appearance and performance.
Dental implants require the same care and cleaning as your natural teeth. Great oral care for your teeth and dental implants should include:
- Visiting the dentist for routine cleanings and exams
- Flossing once a day
- Brushing at least twice a day
The dental crown itself cannot decay like your natural enamel; however, it's very important to keep your gums healthy and free of infection. Plaque and bacteria that sticks to your dental crown and the surrounding gums can lead to infection, and possibly gum disease. One of the most common causes of tooth loss is gum disease.
For more information about dental implants and to find out if you are a good candidate, please call our Denver implant dentistry practice at 303-566-4036. Our experienced and caring dentists are prepared to provide guidance and education so that you can choose the tooth replacement option that is right for your expectations.