Oral Health Education

How to Take Care of Dental Implants

how to take care of dental implantsYou’ve lost one or more teeth, and after thoroughly researching your options for replacing them, you’ve decided that dental implants are the best solution. Once you’ve received them, however, how do you care for them properly to ensure that your dental implants last a lifetime? To help you make the most of your new smile, we explain how to care for your dental implant restoration to significantly increase its longevity.

FAQs: Cleaning Your Implants

FAQsHow much do you know about cleaning your dental implants? Have you been wondering about what the method will be like – or if you even need to maintain implants? Maybe you are more interested in the potential benefits to keeping your smile clean. Whatever the case, keep in mind that these are good questions to ask during a visit. For now, we offer some information in advance with the help of a friendly Q&A session.

Dental Implants: From Root To Crown

dentalimplantandtoothWhen you visualize replacing your tooth with a dental implant, do you imagine that this prosthetic is going to restore your entire tooth? Or, are you aware that an implant is solely the foundation upon which the rest of the tooth replacement is built? If this information is somewhat new to you, we encourage you to become more familiar with implants, what they do, and how they offer support for a full tooth replacement. Don’t worry, it’s quite simple information!

Why Tooth Loss Is a Thing

why is tooth loss a thingDid you know that your teeth are protected by the strongest substance that the human body makes? In fact, healthy tooth enamel is stronger than any other substance on earth, other than diamond. As the means by which you consume food, your teeth were meant to last a lifetime, and with proper care and maintenance, they can.

However, tooth loss has always been a major concern, and when it happens, replacing your lost teeth is essential to your continued good oral health and quality of life. Still, you may wonder why teeth that are meant to bite and chew for life can be lost, and why you should visit your dentist as soon as possible if tooth loss occurs.

Ready to fall in love with your smile, but not sure where to start? Send us a photo or a question of your smile, and Dr. Lathrop will respond!