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How to Care for Your Dental Implant so It Lasts a Lifetime

May 29, 2018
Posted By: Dr. H. Justin Harlow, DDS
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If you are a Charlotte resident who is searching for tooth replacement options, your research has likely told you that dental implants are considered the best way to replace missing teeth. You have also probably learned that dental implants could be quite a financial investment. But dental implants are well worth the cost today because they will cost you less over a lifetime. This durable tooth replacement option can last for a long time.

Will they last a lifetime? Let’s take a look.

Proper Care for Dental Implants

After you undergo the dental implant procedure, you’ll be happy to know that caring for your implant is no different than caring for your natural teeth. But you will need to be diligent about proper oral care, or this could negatively impact the life of your implants.

For example, gum disease that goes untreated can result in bone loss—and this could mean your dental implant could become loose. Be sure to keep up with twice-a-year dental examinations and cleanings to make sure your gums stay healthy.

It’s also essential that you don’t chew on objects such as pencils or ice because these can damage your dental implant—as well as your natural teeth.

If you are a smoker, this can also impact the life of your implants. For the sake of your implants as well as your overall health, it’s best to give up this habit.

Call Our Charlotte Office for a Consultation

When you come to Harlow Dental, we provide you with personalized care to treat your unique situation. We understand that Charlotte residents who are deciding to replace one or more teeth with dental implants are concerned about the financial investment. We will take all the time needed to explain the dental implants procedure and answer any questions you might have about finances.

We will also go over proper care to ensure your dental implants last a lifetime!


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