Dental implants are a reliable permanent tooth-replacement option for many people who have missing teeth. The implant post naturally fuses to the jawbone, which makes it last for a lifetime.
However, the crown attached to the post can last anywhere between 10 to 15 years, or longer. The better the crown is cared for, the more likely it will last without premature wear or breakage.
Replacing a worn or damaged crown is essential for maintaining your oral health and the natural function of your teeth. Without a strong and stable crown, you can have issues chewing, biting, speaking, and socializing with ease.
Tips for Dental Implant Care
To maintain the function and strength of the dental implant and crown, we suggest that you:
- Brush your teeth at least twice daily
- Floss at least once daily
- Get routine dental exams and cleanings twice each year
- Avoid hard, crunchy, or chewy foods that could break the crown
Contact Your Dental Implant Dentist Today
Sometimes, a dental implant crown may crack, break, or loosen. Dr. Bruce Matthews is a dental implant expert who places and repairs dental implant restorations.
If your restoration needs mending, please contact your dentist in Wilmington, DE to schedule an appointment.