Waking up the morning after you’ve lost an adult tooth can be a bit of a shock. There will be no money waiting under your pillow, and you won’t have another tooth waiting to take over the empty space. You’ll soon find that losing an adult tooth will result in discomfort, negative attention, and a bill for a restoration to be placed. It’s not all bad news, though, because we can give you a restoration that you’ll never have to worry about ever again: a dental implant!

When we say you’ll never have to worry about your implant again, we are making an assumption that you plan to take care of your implant. Flossing, brushing, and routine appointments are an important part of caring for any restoration, but especially a dental implant. There is one very common condition that will put your restoration at risk, and it usually occurs when you fail to care for your teeth.

Gum Disease: The Great Risk

A gum disease infection is very serious for patients with an implant restoration. If gum disease is allowed to progress deep into the jawbone, it will pose a serious risk for your implant. Gum disease weakens the bone until it can no longer hold the implant, causing you to lose your implant and the investment. Preventing gum disease is as simple as caring for your teeth through daily oral hygiene and routine appointments.

Making the decision to invest in a dental implants is one of the best decisions you can make when you need a restoration. However, it requires care if you want to get your full money’s worth. Contact us today to learn more about how to care for your implant. We would love to help you have a healthier restoration experience.