One of the best things about dental implants is that they function like your own teeth. But like your natural teeth, they require consistent, basic care – brushing, flossing, regular cleanings and visits to the dentist. There are also a few other things you must keep in mind after you get your implant(s).
A dental implant needs to integrate into the bone to be effective; if this does not happen, inflammation and other complications can occur. To ensure that your dental implant is healthy and long-lasting, there are several other important things you can do:
- Live a healthy lifestyle
- Eat a healthy diet
- Most importantly: don”t smoke! Smoking increases the risk of implant failure because it decreases blood flow to the tissue in your mouth and can increase the risk of infection.
As long as you understand how to care for your implant, it”s quite easy. Your Beverly Hills implant dentist will give you thorough instructions so that you can do your part to ensure that your procedure is a success and keep your beautiful new teeth healthy.