Dental Implant Dentists Clarkston Plymouth Ann Arbor MI

Yes, dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care. For this reason, it’s important that you practice good oral hygiene and consult with our dental implant dentists in Ann Arbor, Clarkston, and Plymouth, MI. The healthier your smile, the longer your dental implant treatment is likely to last.

To discover if you’re a candidate for dental implants, book a consultation with one of our dentists.

In the meantime, here’s what you need to know about the different factors that may affect the lifespan of your titanium dental implants.

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Dental implant treatment has the potential to last for decades. However, it’s important that you continue to practice good oral hygiene. This means that you’ll need to brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes at a time. You must also floss once a day to remove any plaque or food particles stuck between teeth.

For good measure, consider a fluoride mouth rinse to protect any remaining teeth and ensure the overall health of your smile. The better you care for your smile, the longer you’ll be able to enjoy your dental implants. In other words, take care of your tooth implants and they’ll take care of you!

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Don’t Skip Preventive Care

While you can remove plaque at home, only a skilled dental professional can remove tartar. For this reason, we recommend that you schedule a teeth cleaning with us at least every six months.

During your dental cleaning, we’ll be able to remove plaque and tartar. We may also take X-rays to detect any oral health issues that aren’t immediately visible. For example, an X-ray would reveal any cavities hiding between teeth or bone loss in the jaw.

Preventive care is an investment in your smile. It allows us to catch oral health issues early so you can maintain a healthy smile for life.

Diagnose Bruxism as Soon as Possible

Do you ever wake up with unexplained jaw pain or tooth sensitivity? Have you noticed small chips in your enamel that you can’t explain? If so, it’s worth scheduling an appointment with one of our dentists to determine if you have bruxism.

Bruxism is a condition that causes people to grind or clench their teeth while they sleep, often without their knowledge. If you grind or clench your teeth, we’ll recommend that you wear a custom night guard. This dental appliance forms a protective barrier between the upper and lower teeth, preventing further damage.

Please note that if you already wear a custom night guard, we’ll need to create a new one for you after the dental implant procedure. This is because the new crown will slightly alter your bite and how your night guard fits.

Book a Dental Implant Consultation

Our dental implant dentists in Clarkston, Plymouth, and Ann Arbor, MI, are accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment and learn if you’re a candidate for dental implant surgery, please call any of our three convenient Main Street Dentistry locations. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.