How impacted food can affect dental implants

Dr. Lindsey F. Marshall of Ardmore, PA can help patients restore their smile with the placement and restoration of dental implants. With reasonable and proper care, many patients will enjoy their dental implants for many, many years. Unfortunately, there are times where a dental implant may fail. In the rare instances that this occurs, one of the contributing factors may be impacted food. The easiest way to prevent this from happening is by brushing the teeth after every meal, flossing at least once a day (and carefully around the implant), and with routine visits to your dentist for cleanings and examinations.

How does impacted food affect my dental implants?

Patients with dental implants will want to ask their dentist about the best ways to keep impacted food from affecting the placement and longevity of their dental implants. Dr. Lindsey F. Marshall encourages patients to keep close tabs on their dental implants to look for signs of impacted food particles. Bacteria that contributes to decay and disease thrives off of sugar and simple carbs, and when these are stuck in the mouth, they can cause impaction. Brushing alone cannot always remove all of the leftover food, so it is essential that patients floss their teeth and implants as well. While flossing once a day is the common rule of thumb, more often is desirable if possible. If impacted food is stuck in the dental implant, it can cause implant failure.

How to keep impacted food from causing implant failure

If you notice any changes to your dental implants, it is critical that you visit your dentist as soon as possible for an evaluation. If impacted food is the issue, the implant can be cleaned thoroughly with our professionals in an attempt to maintain the implant and avoid failure.

Request more information regarding the care of dental implants

Ardmore, PA patients who are considering dental implants, or are seeking ways to extend the longevity of their restorations, are encouraged to book an appointment with Dr. Lindsey Marshall and her team by calling (610) 649-0696. Our professionals are ready and willing to help patients enjoy a beautiful smile for a lifetime with preventative, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry solutions for new and existing patients.

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