Diamond Dental

Do dental implants decay?

Dental implants are not subject to tooth decay like your natural teeth. This is because the implant restoration—or crown—is made from an artificial material such as porcelain.

Keep in mind, however, that you still need to care for your implants the same way you care for your natural teeth. This is particularly true as far as your gum health. You can still develop gum disease if you have dental implants, so it’s important to brush at least twice a day and floss at least once. You must also keep up with your dental appointments and see the dentist at least every six month for examinations and professional cleanings.

It’s also a good idea for your dentist to keep an eye on your implants so this is another reason regular dental visits are still important. After investing in dental implants, you want to ensure that you take care of them so they last a lifetime. Maintaining good oral health is a big part of that. You should also be careful about biting down on extremely hard items—and don’t use your teeth to open things.

If you have more questions about caring for your dental implants, contact your Diamond Dental in Del City, OK.