Skillful placement and restoration improve success of dental implants in Wake Forest
Thanks to advances in dental implant techniques and technologies, more patients can enjoy the benefits of this tooth replacement option. Dental implant-supported crowns and dentures not only offer a natural appearance, feel, and function, but they are also long-lasting and low-maintenance.
Setting you up for success
Dental implant-supported teeth are designed to last a lifetime, but these titanium posts must be placed with precision and well-cared for. Dr. Suh partners with one of the best oral surgeons on the East Coast for placement of dental implants for patients in and around Wake Forest, Raleigh, and Rolesville.
Maintain the results of successful implant placement by considering:
- While implants have a low failure rate, increase your chances of success by practicing oral hygiene and post-treatment instructions as recommended by the doctor.
- Lab-made teeth don’t decay like natural teeth, but peri-implantitis can develop around the implant and threaten its survival. Like gum disease that forms around natural teeth, this type of inflammation can cause loss of supporting bone.
- Treat implant-supported teeth like natural teeth. Suh may suggest modifications to brushing and flossing techniques. A schedule for recall appointments will be tailored to your needs. In some cases, special interdental brushes or products may be recommended to address hard-to-clean spaces.
- Habits such as tobacco use and teeth-grinding increase the risk of complications such as infection. Tobacco can reduce blood flow, which adversely affects healing. Likewise, teeth-grinding or bruxism places excessive force on natural enamel. Dental appliances may be customized to protect this investment in your new smile and oral health.
Systemic diseases such as diabetes can also impair or complicate implant placement. Dr. Suh will work closely with you and the surgeon, so the health and beauty of your implants last for many years to come. Call 919 556 6200 to schedule a consultation visit.