Maintaining Dental Implants

Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas

Tue, 04/14/2015

Patients lose teeth for a variety of reasons, from injury to illness. One major cause of tooth loss is poor oral hygiene. Our Greenville dentists can work closely with patients who are missing teeth to improve their oral health, then determine if dental implants are an appropriate tooth replacement option.

Dental implants bond with bone in the jaw, effectively replacing the structure of the missing tooth root. Once the bonding, or osseointegration, process is complete, one of our experienced implant dentists will complete the restoration with a custom crown, bridge, or denture that will be anchored firmly in place.

To be a candidate for dental implants, you must be in good oral health and not suffer from conditions like gum disease. Once you have dental implants, it’s important to continue practicing good hygiene:

  • Brushing and flossing on a daily basis
  • Eating a diet conducive to healthy teeth and gums
  • Not smoking or using other tobacco products
  • Seeing the dentist every six months

Drs. Ham, Dixon, and Boles Jr. all have extensive experience placing dental implants and providing supervision to make sure the implants are complementing your oral health. During your checkups, our dentists will check for issues like damage to the restoration and irritation of the gums, then recommend appropriate care options to make your tooth replacement a success.

With the right care, dental implants will never need replacement. Please contact Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles online or call 252-291-2892 today to find out how our Greenville implant dentists can restore your smile.

Dixon Boles & Associates