Can Dental Implants Cause Dry Mouth?
Dry mouth is a condition that affects the salivary glands and the oral mucosa. A dry mouth can be caused by many different factors such as anxiety, depression, medications and diseases. It can also be caused by dental implants.
Dental implants are one of the most successful procedures in dentistry today. They are used to replace missing teeth or to support dentures. They are made of titanium and they are attached to the jawbone with screws and posts. The implant is fused with the jawbone over time which helps it stay in place permanently. Dental implants can cause dry mouth because they prevent saliva from flowing normally into your mouth from your salivary glands, which is why it’s important to drink plenty of water when you have dental implants installed in your mouth for long periods of time