3. Using Your Teeth as Tools or Chewing on Hard Objects
Just because you no longer have real teeth doesn’t mean you should treat them any differently. This means that you only use your teeth for eating, not for anything else. For instance, if you were to use your teeth to rip open packages, or bite your fingernails, they will experience pressure that they shouldn’t. Just like you shouldn’t use your teeth as tools, you also shouldn’t chew on hard objects like ice, hard candy, or fingernails.
The excess pressure can then lead to implant failure in addition to the damage to the crown, bridge, or denture.