Dental implants from Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ function just like natural teeth. And just like natural teeth, it’s important that you take good care of your implants. Doing so helps to ensure the implant can last a lifetime.
Artificial teeth that are supported by dental implants are the most durable tooth replacement option available. With them, you can eat the things you have always loved. But you have to take good care of them to avoid a serious condition called peri-implantitis, sometimes called dental implantitis.
The artificial teeth will not decay the way a natural tooth will. But the implant, which fuses to the bone and is now a part of the body, is vulnerable to infection. If it happens the gums become tender and inflamed.
The good news is that you can avoid peri-implantitis with proper care at home. That means regular brushing and flossing. When it’s caught in the early stages peri-implantitis usually responds to treatment.
If it gets bad, though, the inflammation can reach the bone that is supporting the implant. If that happens the symptoms may not reverse, and the implant can be fail.
At Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ we have placed dental implants with great success in people from Peoria, Surprise, and Sun City West. We will have detailed instructions to help you care for it and avoid peri-implantitis. We also offer implant dentures. People love our all-inclusive pricing, lifetime warranty, free second opinions, and in-office discount plan. Please give us a call to schedule an appointment today!