Same tips for implants. If you are considering implants, you must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. If your bone is too thin or soft and unable to support an implant, you may require a bone graft. Or if there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw or the sinuses are too close to the jaw, you may require a sinus lift.
As a rule of thumb, while implants, crowns, and bridges can last a lifetime, they do sometimes come loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown is to practice good oral hygiene. Keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily. Dr C Florin Arhiri, DMD, strongly recommends his patients regular checkups and professional cleanings.
To prevent damage to your new implant, crown or bridge, avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects. Contact our office in Berwyn, suburb Philadelphia, if you have questions about your oral hygiene.