21
Mar

Can Dental Implants Break?

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Dental implants have a pretty good track record with the success rate being over 90 percent. Occasionally, however, implants do fail and this is often due to the failure of the titanium (of which most implants are made) to fuse successfully with the bone. There are many reasons why this could occur. Some of these reasons include: surgical trauma, infection, smoking, brittle bones or (in rare cases) allergic reaction to titanium. In other cases, it could be due to the actions of the person. Sometimes chewing too vigorously or on something too hard can cause breakage. Your bite might also not come together properly due to improper alignment, causing too much force on the implant or the crown that the implant is supporting. Poor Bone Support Sometimes a patient’s bones may not be strong enough…

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14
Mar

How To Brush Your Teeth Safely After A Tooth...

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Tooth implants require just as much care as regular teeth; however you should avoid brushing on the day of surgery. The following day, you can brush gently, but be extremely delicate around the surgical site. Rinse with some warm water and about half a teaspoon of salt. Eventually when the bone fuses with the implant, you will brush the implant, but there are specific ways to go about doing this, as well as special instruments and brushes you can use that are suitable for implants. Post-surgical hygiene Immediately after surgery, your gums will be swollen and brushing can be very painful. This is why it is important to brush only as much as you can without any major discomfort. It’s important to keep the surrounding areas of the surgical wound clean to avoid infection, but…

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7
Mar

Can You Use Mouthwash After A Tooth Implant?

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Many dentists usually recommend that patients avoid mouthwash for a particular period of time to allow for sufficient healing of post-surgical wounds. Alternatively, some dentists give special mouthwash for patients to use. However, using mouthwash containing alcohol can irritate the surgical site if used before the mouth has had a chance to fully heal. Once healed, there’s no need to avoid mouthwash as a part of your oral care routine. Mouthwash does not shorten the life of tooth implants in anyway, and the use of mouthwash is in fact part of a good practice of oral hygiene. After-Surgery Care When you have a tooth implant, you should avoid spitting or rinsing in general, as this can impede the healing process. With regard to eating, you should limit your consumption to liquids and soft foods. Immediately…

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22
Feb

4 Benefits Of Implants Over Bridges

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Are you torn between choosing dental implants or bridges for your next tooth replacement? There are a few key differences between these devices, and while each has its own set of pros and cons, implants do have the upper edge in terms of benefits to the patient. Some of these are more valuable than others, but all in all the collective reason why implants tend to be the best option for people needing to replace a damaged or infected tooth. Implants vs. bridges (and why implants are the clear winner) It wasn’t long ago that patients who lost a tooth had no choice but to have a three-tooth bridge inserted, a procedure that requires grinding down the adjacent teeth to create the supporting structure. The main downside to this operation is that removing the surface…

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15
Feb

Do Dental Implants Cause Eating Impairments?

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If you are considering having your tooth replaced with an implant, you are probably curious as to what it will be like to eat and speak after the procedure. Will you notice a significant difference in your ability to perform these everyday functions, and if so, what will the experience be like? As you probably already know, implants have a huge reputation for being one of the safest and most effective teeth replacement methods currently available. This procedure is far better than the use of dentures and bridges in many respects, not the least of which concerns closely matching the look and feel of your natural teeth. Why implants are dominating the dental field Prosthetics technology has come a long way in the last few decades, and modern dental implants are a clear testament to…

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