Save Your Dental Implant with Treatment for Peri-Implantitis
For many people, dental implants are the best long-term solution to replacing one or multiple missing teeth. They are unlike any other tooth replacement option in that the titanium implant mimics the function of a natural tooth root, promoting a healthy foundation. On a day-to-day basis, you should care for your implants in the same way that you would your natural teeth. Good oral hygiene plays a vital role in the long-term success of your implants. Implants, like natural teeth, depend on healthy gum tissue for support. If you do not remove the daily build-up of bacterial biofilm (plaque) from the implant crowns, an infection called peri-implantitis can grow and cause loss of attachment.