Once your smile has been restored with implant dentistry, it is important to note that just because the new tooth is artificial, it is not immune to disease and decay. Remember to always brush and floss the tooth just like you would a normal tooth. Be sure to use a non-abrasive toothpaste in order to keep the crown well-polished and devoid of scratches.

Also, avoid unhealthy habits such as chewing on ice or sticky, hard foods. This can cause the crown to crack or even dislodge. While the implant itself can last for a lifetime, the dental crown on top of the implant is vulnerable to wear and tear which may result in future upkeep and dental work. However, if you take great care of your smile, the dental crown can last for many, many years.

For more information on implant dentistry in Bennettsville, SC with Dr. Beaty, visit our office or call us today at (843) 479-0305 to schedule your consultation. We are always excited to meet new patients and providing the healthiest, most beautiful smile of your life! For information on our other dental services, such as cosmetic dentistry or dentistry for younger patients, click here.