How Durable Are Dental Implants?

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If you have been recommended for dental implants, you may wonder if they will ever have to be replaced. Implants are a permanent restorative solution for patients seeking that perfect smile. Dental implants look and feel natural in the mouth, and last upwards of 25 years if they are cared for properly.

At Benton Family Dentistry, dental implants are one of the most common restorative options done in our dental office in Hot Springs, AR. Many patients are leaning towards this permanent option to give them a durable smile that will last for years. Dental implants can last your entire life, and they are one of the most reliable tooth restoration options available to patients.

However, some patients have asked us if having their teeth cleaned regularly can damage the enamel on our teeth. We hope that this article can help address this common concern.

How Successful Are Dental Implants?

Implants have a 95% success rate, and we encourage patients to use good oral hygiene habits to keep the implants clean and free of plaque. This helps the implants to last, and prevents infection which can make them unstable in the mouth. Implants moving or needing replacement is rare. If an implant shifts out of place this could indicate the bone tissue is not providing enough support, and you should contact our dental office in Hot Springs, AR immediately.

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Tips to Ensure your Dental Implants Last a Lifetime

Here are some helpful tips that you can start using to get the most out of your dental implants:

  • Floss daily using an implant specific floss or wax free floss to help keep the area clean and free of plaque. A Waterpik Water Flosser can be used to assist in removing plaque around the implants.
  • Use a low abrasive tooth brush such as a soft type brush on your implants.
  • Avoid any products, foods, or drinks containing any ingredients that may stain your teeth.
  • Anti-microbial rinses can be used to help reduce inflammation and prevent infection.
  • Avoid products that contain stannous fluoride, sodium fluoride, or baking soda. These ingredients can make the implants prone to corrosion.
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Contact Benton Family Dentistry Today

Caring for your implants at home is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Practicing good oral hygiene habits at home will ensure your implants last for years and never need to be replaced. Dr. Kyle Benton‘s friendly team is here to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted. We are always available to answer questions and help you every step of the way.

If you are interested in finding out more about dental implants in Hot Springs, AR and how they may benefit you, contact Benton Family Dentistry to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kyle Benton today!

What are Dental Implants?

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Commonly Asked Implant Questions

We have many patients visit our Hot Springs office looking to replace a tooth that has been an issue for some time. During these appointments, we are often asked “what is a dental implant?” So, we thought we would take a moment to explain an implant, the process, and what you can expect when you are treated at Benton Family Dentistry.

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What are Dental Implants?

The dental implant is a tooth replacement option for a patient that has lost a single tooth or multiple teeth and are looking for the function and aesthetics of their original smile. After your visit with Dr. Benton, he will work with you to schedule the implant placement followed by the placement of your new synthetic tooth. It can take almost four to six months for an implant to become fully functional. Once complete, your implant will feel real and will continue to function as before.

What are they used to treat?

When you have a tooth extracted or you have lost your multiple teeth, the bone that was previously supporting your teeth will now continue to regress and eventually the bone loss will lead to changes in the position of remaining teeth. Collectively, these changes will lead to negative overall aesthetic outcomes. Once you receive an implant, bone will surround the implant and will then consider it as a real tooth root resulting in minimized bone loss. There will be reduced deterioration and your smile will stay as healthy as it was before.

Dental implants are as functional as your natural teeth. You will be able to bite and chew everything you were able to with your natural teeth. Our dental implant and it’s tooth portion are custom-made according to the shape, color, and shade of the teeth in your smile. The implant will look real and will blend in with your smile!

Why are they a good treatment option and why is Dr. Benton the best doctor in Hot Springs, Arkansas to provide the treatment?

A dental implant is the best treatment option for many patients because of its lifetime durability with regular care. Due to recent advancements in aesthetic dentistry, your custom made tooth attached to your implant will look, function, and even feel like a real tooth.

Multiple dental Implants can also be used to support a dental bridge, denture, or to improve a smile. At Benton Family Dentistry in Hot Springs, Arkansas, we provide many different dental implant options ranging from single tooth replacement to replacement of multiple teeth and also implant supported dentures and bridges.