Dental Implant Longevity

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Wed, 09/26/2012


Dental implants are inserted directly into your jawbone. After placement, dental implants undergo a process called osseointegration in which the bone in your jaw accepts them as a new tooth root. Once accepted by your jawbone, your dental implants have the potential of becoming a permanent part of your smile. However, the length of time your implants last will depend on how well you take care of them.

Caring for Dental Implants

After your initial Clovis dental implant placement, you will need to closely follow all of Dr. Miyake’s postsurgical advice to help reduce your risks for implant failure. The period in which your implants are being accepted is crucial to their success.

Once your implants have been accepted, which will take several months, taking care of them is just as easy as taking care of your natural teeth. Make sure to brush your teeth after every meal and floss at least once daily. Also make sure you compliment your at-home routine with twice yearly visits to our office for professional cleanings and examinations. Taking these simple steps can help ensure your dental implants last for a lifetime.

For more information on the benefits of dental implants in the areas Fresno, Clovis, or Madera, California, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS to schedule an implant dentistry consultation.