Since dental implants in Coral Springs were introduced in the dental industry, the demand for implants continues to soar. More and more people want implants because of their unmatched durability, strength, and their ability to mimic the structure, function, and look of natural teeth.
Even though it’s a surgical procedure, many still love them because of their incredibly high success rate of up to 98%! However, there’s a very slim chance that dental implants fail and, unfortunately, it does happen – and it can happen to you if you’re not careful.
Do you grind your teeth when you’re stressed? Whether you do it consciously or unconsciously (teeth grinding during sleep), this dangerous habit can take a toll on your implants. Teeth grinding exerts excessive force on your implants that can break or damage your crowns.
If you suffer from bruxism or teeth grinding, you should consider ways of reducing your stress since stress is a major contributing factor to teeth grinding. Wearing a nightguard when you sleep is also beneficial.
Dental implants are resistant to infection and decay, but the gums surrounding them, including your bone tissues, aren’t. So, when plaque builds along the gum line, it can irritate and weaken your gum tissues, causing your implants to come loose.
This condition is known as peri-implantitis. Peri-implantitis is when the gum and bone tissues surrounding your implants are infected and start to deteriorate. To prevent peri-implantitis, you should practice good oral hygiene.
If you want to learn more about caring for your implants, we can teach you how. At TLC Dental & Orthodontics, we offer restorative dental care to bring out your best smile. In addition, we will customize your treatments for you to make them fit your needs, lifestyle, and budget. Call us today if you want to request a reservation.