Ailing / Failing Implants

Once the implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) and keeping regular appointments with your dental specialists for evaluations and cleanings.  Remember, although dental implants won’t develop decay as they are titanium made, they can develop periodontal disease like your natural teeth as they are surrounded by bone and gum tissue.  If gum disease develops around your implants (this is called peri-implantitis) you could loose them.  Please make sure to brush and floss your implants like you do for your natural teeth.  We will be glad to give you instructions on proper home care techniques if you have any questions.