As you heal following surgery, the bone in your jaw will begin to fuse to your implant(s) through a natural process called osseointegration. Once this has taken place, your implants will be fixed and immovable. They will have the appearance, function, and strength of natural teeth. Even better, they will never be at risk for decay and can be expected to last a lifetime with proper care.
Following placement, periodic follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your implants, teeth, and gums. As with natural teeth, proper oral hygiene, good eating habits, and regular dental visits will help maintain the life of your new implants.
Our oral surgeons will provide detailed after-care instructions to help you keep your new implants and gums in good condition.
Please contact us at our Fayetteville office for more information on dental implants and our team approach to patient care.