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Can Dental Implants Develop Cavities?


Posted on 5/22/2023 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
Can Dental Implants Develop Cavities?Those missing one or more teeth often turn to dental implants, a popular and reliable treatment option. If taken care of, they may last as long as your original teeth and look and feel just like real ones. Dental implants, however, are susceptible to cavities, much like natural teeth.

How Do Dental Implants Get Cavities


Dental implants are not susceptible to cavities, but the teeth and gums around them certainly are. When a tooth is lost, the surrounding teeth may move, producing holes between them where food debris and germs might get lodged. This may cause cavities and gum disease, compromising the dental implant's stability.

In addition, germs may grow on and around the implant if the implant is not properly cleaned and maintained, resulting in infection and irritation. This may lead to gum recession, which exposes the implant and makes it more vulnerable to decay and cavities.

Caries prevention surrounding dental implants is similar to caries prevention around natural teeth. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy requires consistent cleaning and brushing practice, as well as regular dental exams and cleanings. Likewise, acidic and sugary foods and drinks should be avoided since they promote tooth decay and enamel wear. Ultimately, dental implants are immune to decay, but the teeth and gums around them are not.

You must practice good oral hygiene and see the dentist regularly to avoid getting cavities and keep your dental implants in good shape. If you have any dental problems or are worried about the condition of your dental implant, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist.

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