Dental implants can function just like your natural teeth and are great alternative when teeth are missing or have to extract.
However, just like a natural tooth, they are susceptible to diseased. Signs of peri-implant diseases are similar to gum disease such as red or tender gums around the implants, or bleeding when brushing.
Just like your natural teeth, implants require brushing and flossing and regular check-ups. Other risks factors for developing peri-implant disease include previous periodontal disease, poor plaque control, smoking, and uncontrolled diabetes.
It is essential to routinely monitor dental implants as part of a comprehensive periodontal evaluation. At ClearCare Periodontal and Implant Centre we ensure that all of our implant patients receive proper instruction and tools to care for their dental implants.
With a proper oral health routine, your dental implant can last a lifetime.