Dental implants are the only permanent, natural-looking replacement for missing teeth. By filling the gaps in your smile, implants prevent your natural teeth from shifting while supporting the strength of your jawbone and promoting the overall health of your smile. Studies show the overall success rate for dental implants is about 98 percent.
Despite this high success rate, dental implants can be compromised, particularly in the months that follow the initial placement. One of the most harmful issues that can occur during the healing process is peri-implantitis.
Peri-implantitis is the inflammation of the tissue around your dental implant. It’s caused by bacteria that feed on the plaque and tartar in your mouth. It’s essential for patients with dental implants to practice excellent hygiene, as peri-implantitis often requires extensive treatment to overcome.
There are several things you can do to help prevent peri-implantitis:
If you want to restore health and beauty to your smile, there’s no better option than dental implants. Call our office at (410) 939-5800 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Grubb — it’s the first step to your beautiful new smile.