Frequently Asked Questions

Will my dental implants deteriorate over time?

Millions of people in the United States feel insecure about their teeth. Every time they look in the mirror, they hide their smiles because they’re unhappy with the condition of their teeth. That’s why so many individuals just like you come to Esteem Dental Implants. 

As a patient considering Esteem’s highly acclaimed full-arch dental implants, you want all of the facts. This includes knowing how long you can depend on your dental implant to provide a brilliant smile and full use of your teeth. To dissuade any concerns about our devices deteriorating or decaying in your mouth, read on to learn more about our implants and how our doctors take every precaution to maintain your overall oral health. 

The Esteem full-arch dental implant doesn’t deteriorate

No one wants to go through the hassle and expense of receiving a new dental implant only to have it decay or degrade in their mouth after a few years. People want to trust that any dental structures in their mouths will stand the test while keeping existing teeth and the mouth healthy and clean. 

Fortunately, research finds that the average success rate for dental implants is around 95%. Furthermore, with an ongoing proper oral hygiene routine, you can rely on your dental implant to work correctly for 25 years or more. 

One of Esteem’s goals when developing full-arch dental implants was to create a device that patients could rely on for decades to come. That’s why the material we selected for the implant has almost no risk of deterioration or decay. Additionally, the Esteem implant bridge is designed to be durable for years, reassuring our patients that they can feel comfortable smiling, talking, and eating at any time. 

What is the importance of oral hygiene? 

While Esteem fabricates the highest quality full-arch dental implants, it’s up to you to make a lifelong commitment to complete oral hygiene care. Our dental implants won’t deteriorate, but that doesn’t mean that other dental problems may not occur. And if these issues aren’t addressed as soon as possible, other dental complications could arise. 

To ensure many years of comfortable wear with your dental implant, it’s paramount that you follow the care instructions provided by your Esteem doctor before, during, and after the process of placing the device. You should continue seeing a dentist twice a year to make sure any small issues don’t go unnoticed and become large problems. 

Immediately following the implant procedure, you should control any swelling and discomfort with over-the-counter pain relievers. If your Esteem doctor prescribed antibiotics, be sure to take all of the pills you were given at the pharmacy. During this time, it’s also important to stick to a diet of soft food while also avoiding spicy foods and hot liquids. Avoid biting on anything hard until the area has completely healed. In the days following the procedure, rinse your mouth often with a warm solution of saltwater, especially after eating. You may find it helpful to gently use a cotton swab to clean around your new dental implant. 

Once you’ve fully recovered, you must continue taking the best care of your teeth and mouth. In between visits to your dentist, follow these steps to avoid potential problems: 

  • Brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush twice a day. 
  • Opt for a toothpaste that’s minimally abrasive. 
  • Pay special attention to brushing thoroughly around your implant. 
  • Floss daily with floss designed for implants or unwaxed floss. 
  • Clean hard-to-reach places with a nylon-coated interdental brush. 
  • Incorporate a Water-Pik into your oral hygiene regimen. 

By practicing ongoing dental hygiene, you can enjoy the benefits of a mouth full of teeth. From smiling brightly in every selfie to speaking clearly, an Esteem full-arch dental implant can change your life if you’re ready to commit to the highest level of oral care. 

Renew your self-esteem with Esteem Dental Implants

Our teeth play a significant role in our overall self-esteem. When people feel self-conscious about their smile, they’re less comfortable in social and professional settings. They hide away in family portraits and video chats. That doesn’t have to be you though! 

Thanks to the revolutionary Esteem full-arch dental implant, a beautiful smile and full set of functioning teeth are possible for the right candidates. For those who have spent more money and time than they can count in a dentist’s chair trying to correct ongoing issues, one of our dental implants can drastically improve your overall quality of life. Are you ready to make a commitment to your oral hygiene? Eager to smile big in every photo? Find an Esteem doctor near you and schedule a consultation today.