Dental experts warn that implants must be cleaned and looked after like normal teeth, otherwise patients risk getting a gum infection which can make replacement teeth unstable.
Dental implants are one of dentistry’s most life-improving inventions, but like any fine instrument, a dental implant need proper care by their owners. A story out of BBC NEWS emphasizes the extra attention dental patients should pay to their implants.
Here’s some more on the history of dental implants on Wikipedia. Evidence shows that with proper care, survival rate of an implant is extremely favorable.