Dental implants’ duration
Once inserted, dental implants can really last forever, but there is a series of protocols that must be obeyed, and they are nothing less than purely – oral hygiene! Once patients have their implants inserted and loaded with a corresponding prosthetic solution, the most important segment is to maintain the area around their connection. The prosthetic part should be washed regularly, twice a day, with a toothbrush and toothpaste with circular movements, the area between the gum and prosthetic component should be rinsed with a water flosser (Waterpick), empty spaces should be cleaned with an interdental brush and dental floss and rinsed with mouthwash once or several times a day. All this seems complicated, but if you were to accept that it takes 5 minutes every morning and 5 minutes every evening, 10 minutes daily isn’t such a great effort considering the invested.
Detailed daily oral hygiene enables the space around the implants to always be flawlessly clean, therefore reducing the possibility of a large concentration of various bacteria that can cause chronic peri-implantitis, resulting in the loss of implants. Patients that contract some severe diseases after inserting the implants can also lose them, but unfortunately, it is impossible to prejudge this at the moment when the decision to implant or not is made.