By James F. Pechloff, DDS
September 10, 2014
Category: Dental Implants

Requirements for Implant Dentistry

A dental implant isn’t a good fit for everyone. There are requirements you need to have before getting the okay from your dentist. Some of these requirements include:Dental Implant
  • sufficient jawbone
  • good overall health
  • no sign of periodontal disease
  • good oral hygiene

Oral Hygiene

You need to have good oral hygiene—we can’t stress it enough. Bad oral health is a direct result of bad dietary habits and lack of oral hygiene practices. A successful dental implant requires you to have healthy gum tissue and teeth surrounding the affected area where tooth loss occurred. If you can keep up proper brushing and flossing, a dental implant should last a lifetime.

What Does Oral Hygiene have to do with a Dental Implant in Wauwatosa?

We stress that it is important for a dental implant to be successful. Why is it important? The food you eat and beverages you drink expose teeth to plaque bacteria and acid. Without proper removal, bacteria will thrive and eat away at tooth enamel, increasing the risk of tooth decay.
Surrounding a dental implant with decay and gum issues can potentially cause the synthetic crown to become unstable.  

Call Dr. Pechloff For Implant Dentistry

Are you responsible and productive when it comes to cleaning your teeth? Do you need a checkup to make sure you are on the right track? Call our Wauwatosa dentistry office at (414) 475-5505.