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Can a dental implant get cavities?

Posted on: November 12th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

Many patients wonder whether a dental implant can get caries, also known as cavities. Considering that a dental implant is an artificial natural-looking replacement tooth, it is impossible to have any damage to a dental implant of such sort.

In detail, a dental implant is made of (1) an abutment, and (2) a crown. The abutment is screwed onto the bone and is made of titanium. Titanium is a bio-compatible metal that offers both durability and strength. Set that aside, it also has a unique property, as it can fuse directly to the jaw bone.
The crown, on the other hand, imitates the natural tooth and can be made of Ceramic, Zirconia, or Porcelain.
It becomes obvious that none of the above materials used is susceptible to cavities, given that cavities are formed when the acid from the foods and drinks eat through the tooth’s enamel and make a hole through it. Dental implants have no enamel; therefore, it is impossible to get any cavities at all.


Your dental implants may not get any cavities, but you are still exposed to gum disease, the exact same way as with your natural teeth. So, don’t make the mistake and rest on your laurels, because it is important to care for your implant, if you want to ensure a long-lasting high-quality outcome and enjoy a beautiful smile for long.

How Can I Take Care Of My Dental Implant?

Your oral hygiene is of extreme significance, especially when you have dental implants. For that reason, you should:

  • Brush your teeth after each meal. At this point, it is important to note that you need to mind your toothbrush. Better use an adequate one, in order to have the desired results.
  • Flossing is also essential. Remember to floss between meals.
  • Interdental brushes are wonder-tools. Use them to clean the areas between the near of your gums and the teeth and remove all the extra food. Interdental brushes are perfect if you want to clean areas that your toothbrush cannot reach.

NOTE: You are free to use a mouthwash once a day, but don’t think that you can skip brushing and flossing. The area between your adjacent teeth and your implant can not be reached (and cleaned) only with a mouthwash.

IMPORTANT NOTE: According to research, only 40-50% of the bacteria that develop and find fertile ground inside your mouth after each meal can be removed by using a combination of brushing, flossing, and the use of a mouthwash. As formerly mentioned, with bacterias running wild inside your mouth, you are at risk of gum disease, which is why you need to see a hygienist regularly (preferably, every 3-6 months), if you want to be proud of those implants for many years to come!

But, the question here is…who to trust?

The hygienists here, at SameDay Teeth Suite in Nottingham, are properly trained to look after your dental implants and make sure you don’t suffer from any infection that will add a sad note to your attempt to achieve and maintain a lovely smile. If you are looking for dental experts and knowledgeable hygienists in Nottingham, SameDay Teeth Suite is your end destination.

Just contact us and feel free to book your FREE consultation; a small token of our deep appreciation towards your dental needs!