Many dental restorations have a limited lifespan. Dental bridges supported by the adjacent teeth may last about five to seven years. On average, dental crowns last five to 15 years. Dental implants are different they’re permanent. Just like your natural teeth, dental implants have the capacity to last for your lifetime. Also like your natural teeth, there are some problems that may arise that can cause failure of the tooth implants. When you visit a dental implant clinic in San Diego, you’ll learn how to properly care for your new smile to ensure it never needs replacement.
Since dental implants aren’t real teeth, you won’t have to worry about cavities. However, real gum tissue fits snugly around the crowns, and it’s possible for it to develop an infection. Take care of your oral health and implants by diligently brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush for at least two minutes, twice daily. You should floss at least once daily by gently wiggling the floss between each tooth. Then, wrap the floss around to ‘hug’ the tooth.