Preventing Implant Failure

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How To Protect Your Implants From Peri-Implantitis

Making the choice to get dental implants means choosing freedom, function, and good health. However, without proper aftercare, dental implants could be susceptible to failure. Peri-implantitis is a serious condition that can threaten your health and the success of your implants.

What is Peri-Implantitis?

Making the choice to get dental implants means choosing freedom, function, and good health. However, without proper aftercare, dental implants could be susceptible to failure. Peri-implantitis is a serious condition that can threaten your health and the success of your implants.

Peri-implantitis describes inflammation of the tissue that surrounds your dental implant. It’s caused by bacteria that feed on plaque and tartar build up in your mouth.

Preventing this bacteria growth with effective oral hygiene is crucial for people with dental implants. If peri-implantitis is allowed to spread, it requires extensive treatment to overcome.

Preventing Peri-Implantitis

Here are some helpful tips from Dr. Matt Boscia on how to prevent peri-implantitis.

  • Choose the right implant provider — Successfully placing dental implants requires the highest degree of skill and experience. Dr. Boscia has over 20 years of experience in St. Louis, MO.
  • Practice effective dental hygiene at home — Removing plaque and tartar that feed harmful oral bacteria is essential. Brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash every day is critical to your implant’s success.
  • Follow your aftercare instructions — After your implant surgery, Dr. Boscia will provide you with specific instructions to ensure the best possible outcome for your implants. Following these instructions is essential to your health and the success of your procedure.
  • Visit Dr. Boscia for regular checkups — Peri-implantitis can often develop without noticeable symptoms. By visiting Dr. Boscia for regular checkups, we can anticipate any complications and treat them as early as possible.
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Your Implant Dentist in St. Louis, MO

If you’re looking to restore your smile with dental implants, you’ll be making the right choice by calling Dr. Matt Boscia at New Creation Dental Care. Put your health and confidence in the best hands. Call (636) 625-1225 today to schedule your consultation.

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