Dental implants are a fantastic way to restore your smile. By filling in the gaps between your teeth, dental implants prevent your natural teeth from sliding around. They also support the strength of your jawbone and promote the overall health of your smile. Studies assess the overall success rate for dental implants between 95 and 98 percent.
Despite this high success rate, dental implants can be compromised, particularly in the months that follow dental implant placement. Peri-implantitis is a serious condition which can threaten the health of your dental implants. It’s important to practice effective home care and maintain regular appointments with Dr. Grubb to protect your implants from peri-implantitis.
Peri-implantitis is the inflammation of the tissue around the dental implant. It’s caused by bacteria that feeds on the plaque and tartar in your mouth. That’s why effective hygiene is so important for people with dental implants. It’s essential to prevent peri-implantitis because it often requires extensive treatment to overcome this disease.
There are several things you can do to help prevent peri-implantitis:
If you’re thinking about restoring your smile with dental implants, give us a call to arrange your consultation with Dr. Grubb. Discover what our implants can do for your smile!