Everyone wants the perfect smile – white, straight, healthy teeth. A lot of people say that a smile is the first thing they notice about a person. When you lose a tooth or multiple teeth to decay, trauma, or other reasons, it can really damage your confidence and your ability to eat and chew.

Thankfully you don’t have to hide gaps in your smile anymore. With dental implants, you can regain confidence and the ability to function with a full mouth of teeth. Dental implants are immune to cavities and decay, but they can still become stained if you are not careful. The food, drinks, and tobacco products you consume all stain dental implants in the same way that they can stain your natural teeth.

What causes stains to dental implants?

Natural teeth can become discolored in several different ways. Your teeth will naturally yellow over time, but when paired with decay, trauma, medications, or other reasons, staining can become more noticeable. Dental implants are designed to prevent staining, but if your implants are damaged or not taken care of stains can still occur.

How can I prevent my dental implants from staining?

When you have a dental implant procedure done by a professional at The Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, you’ll have the benefit of gaining an expert’s opinion on how to maintain the quality of your dental implants. Dental implants are usually very similar to natural teeth in that you’ll still need to brush and floss daily, but there are other precautions you can take note of in order to maintain your implants. Be sure to talk with your dentist before the procedure so you can understand proper care for dental implants.

Interested in Dental Implants?

If you are interested in dental implants, contact The Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery today to setup a consultation and learn more. We want you to make the best decision possible for your smile!