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Preventing Implant Failure

Dental implants are long-lasting and super durable by design. However, despite their high success rate, complications can cause dental implant failure. Your dentists at Lakeshore Family Dentistry, Dr. Scott Kron and Dr. Jason Ross, will help you protect your dental implants in White Bear Lake, MN.

Causes of Dental Implant Failure

Understanding the possible causes of dental implant failure is essential if you want to prevent it.

  • Peri-implantitis - Poor dental hygiene can cause infection around your dental implants. This infection can cause gum inflammation and dental implant failure.
  • Bone Loss - If your dental implant fails to integrate with your jaw bone, it can cause dental implant failure.

Preventing Implant Failure

Things that you can do to protect your dental implants in White Bear Lake, MN, and prevent implant failure include:

  • Dental Visits - How often do you visit your dentist? If you're not showing up to your dentist's office for routine dental visits after getting dental implants, you're at risk of dental implant failure. During your dental appointments, your dentist can treat possible causes of implant failure.
  • Oral Hygiene - If you're slacking in maintaining your oral hygiene, your dental implants are at risk. Poor dental hygiene results in bacteria build-up that can cause peri-implantitis. Don't stop at just brushing twice daily but floss regularly too. Using an alcohol-free antibacterial mouthwash is also essential for protecting your oral health including your dental implants.
  • Quit Smoking - Smoking can cause gum problems, so, it's a disaster for your oral health. Your chances of getting gum disease goes up when you smoke and so does your risk of dental implant failure. If you are trying to protect your dental health and prevent implant failure, consider giving up smoking. Your overall health will thank you.
  • Diet - What you eat plays a huge role in keeping your mouth healthy. Cutting down your consumption of sugars can help protect your dental restorations. It's all about striking a balance in your diet to protect your dental implants. Also, reducing your consumption of super hard foods that stress your dental implants helps protect them.

You can prevent dental implant implants failure with your dentist's help. Call (651) 429-3348 to schedule your appointment with your dentists, Dr. Kron and Dr. Ross of Lakeshore Family Dentistry, for dental implants in White Bear Lake, MN.

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