Dental Implant Care

There are only two ways an implant can lose attachment to the bone and fail once it has successfully fused: poor oral hygiene or excessive biting forces. Poor oral hygiene and/or a lack of regular cleanings can lead to a destructive bacterial infection called peri-implantitis. Flossing and brushing your teeth on a daily basis, along with regular professional cleanings, can prevent this. Excessive biting forces can come from either a habit of clenching or grinding your teeth, or an insufficient number of implants to handle the forces generated by your bite. You should receive the correct number of implants so this does not happen. And if you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth, a night guard will be recommended to protect your implants. After all, implants are a long-term investment in your smile, your health and your well-being, so it’s best to protect your investment.

COVID-19 Operational ChangesVirtual Telemedicine Consults

We have video consultations available during this COVID-19 crisis. You can conference with Dr. Burke by video and discuss current problems or get advice about future treatment. With everyone stuck at home you can even learn about the benefits of dental implants personalized for you. Have any referral slips and x-rays handy and click the link below:

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