How Strong are Dental Implants Compared to Real Teeth?

Dental implants are designed to last for years, or even a lifetime if they are cared for at home. Implants are the best solution to natural teeth, and aesthetically look great. Implants can be maintained easily at home to keep your implants looking and feeling great for years. At Brenner Dental Care, we pride ourselves in providing exceptional care and dental solutions for our patients.  Our team will meet with you to discuss all options, and go over the benefits of dental implants.

Compared to other dental solutions, implants make it easier to speak and chew, and feel comfortable in the mouth. Implants are made of titanium, and are the strongest solution available today, giving patients the confidence they need, and a beautiful smile.

Adequate bone is required to ensure the implants are a success. Our team will evaluate your teeth to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants.  If needed, a procedure can be performed to graft bone to the implant area if the patient does not have enough bone present. The bone graft will provide the needed support for the implants.

Reasons dental implants are the strongest tooth replacement option:

  • Dental implants look and function just like natural teeth, and are a reliable tooth replacement option.
  • Implants are made of titanium and are built to last for years.
  • Implants are anchored to the bone instead of the tooth’s roots, and this allows them to be stronger.  Implants are able to withstand more pressure than natural teeth.
  • Dental implants are built to last for years or even a lifetime with proper maintenance. This does depend on the patient’s bone strength and strength of the existing teeth.
  • If needed, a bone graft can be performed to provide the proper support. This increases the life of the implants, and the risk is less for any teeth becoming loose.

If you would like to see how dental implants can benefit you, please call or email Brenner Dental Care to schedule an appointment.

How to Care for Dental Implants?

Caring for dental implants is easy if you have good oral hygiene, and a great at home care system. At Brenner Dental Care we work with our patients to establish a good at home care plan, so your dental implants last for years. In order to maintain the health of the implants, taking care of them at home is important.

The healing process for dental implants takes approximately four to six months depending on the patient. During the healing process the bone is fusing to the new implant. The tissue surrounding the implants should always remain pink with no signs of infection.  If you notice any signs of infection or gum disease, contact our office.

Dental implant care guidelines:

  • When brushing use a non-abrasive gel or paste to ensure any exposed surface of the implant is not scratched.
  • Brush your teeth using a low abrasive brush such as a soft type tooth brush. Make sure to reach all sides of the implant while brushing.
  • Floss daily using either wax free floss or a dental implant specific floss. This will help protect the tissue surrounding the implant.
  • Avoid products with sodium fluoride, baking soda, stannous fluoride or stain removers. These products make the implant prone to corrosion.
  • Use a Waterpik Water Flosser to reach any difficult areas. This can help reduce inflammation.
  • If inflammation is present, use an anti-microbial rinse.
  • Have good oral hygiene to ensure your implants stay healthy and last for years.

Care for dental implants is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Make sure to keep them free of plaque by brushing and flossing daily. If cared for properly, dental implants can last a lifetime.

If you are interested in the benefits of dental implants, please call or email Brenner Dental Care to set up your appointment.