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In practice, dental implants are more work to maintain being much more difficult to properly floss. This leads to bone absorption and receding gums.

I'm interested to know why, since I have one and haven't noticed any difficulties in flossing.

Well placed implants dont have much bone recession. On the other hand, bridges or other dental solutions where theres nothing in the bone do lead to bone loss. Poorly placed implants or crowns can lead to bone/gum loss though.

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