Are Dental Implants Permanent?

Hayward Dentist serving Castro Valley, San Leandro, CA and Surrounding Areas

Dental implants are the only form of tooth replacement that has the potential of offering life-long results. Once inserted, dental implants undergo a process called osseointegration during which they become accepted by your body as a new tooth root. Not only does this serve to anchor your implant into bone, it helps prevent changes to jaw structure that cannot be addressed by other forms of tooth replacement. For this reason, Hayward dentist Dr. Gary Fong often recommends dental implants above other, less permanent options.

Maintaining Dental Implants

Dental implants can be maintained in the same way as your natural teeth. The quality restorations Dr. Fong uses to complete dental implants are durable and stain-resistant, but should still be brushed after every meal and flossed at least once daily. These simple steps can help ensure your implant and its restoration remain strong and attractive for years to come.

Depending on the type of restoration used, Dr. Fong may recommend avoiding toothpastes with abrasive ingredients. This is something that can be discussed in greater detail during your dental implants restoration consultation.

To schedule your consultation, please contact Gary G. Fong, DDS today. Dr. Fong provides implant restorations for patients living in and around the Hayward area of California.