After an Artificial Tooth (Crown) is Placed on My Implant

Although dental implants cannot decay like your natural teeth, bacteria that cause disease in your mouth can invade implant surfaces and cause the tissues around the implant to become inflamed and/or infected.  Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is essential with dental implants just as it is with your natural teeth.

Care for your artificial tooth and implant just as you would your other teeth by following principles of proper nutrition, by practicing good oral hygiene, and by visiting your dentist regularly (usually every 6 months) for professional dental cleanings and check-up exams.