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Dec
29

Caring For Your New Implant Bridge

Posted in Dental Implants

An Implant Bridge consists of dental implants surgically placed into the jawbone for multiple missing teeth.  In most cases, there is one implant placed per missing tooth and they are joined together by the crowns (the part that looks like the natural teeth).

It is very important to have optimal oral hygiene and to visit your dentist and dental hygienist regularly for exams and professional dental cleanings with your new implant bridge, the same as you would do for your natural teeth.

Steps to be Taken for Quality Maintenance of an Implant Bridge at home:

  • Use a soft toothbrush to brush your teeth twice a day along the gumline with a low-abrasive toothpaste
  • Nylon coated brushes that fit between your teeth, can be good to use for cleaning around the implant post
  • Unwaxed dental tape or dental floss designed for implants, are great to use around the implants to help to remove the gum-disease causing bacteria
  • An anti-microbial mouthrinse should be used daily to help kill the bacteria in your mouth
  • An oral irrigator can be another effective tool in flushing out the disease causing bacteria around the implant bridge, thus helping the tissue surround the implants to be healthy (a pink, firm consistency)
  • Regular dental checkups and cleanings to ensure that the implants are strong and sturdy in the bone along with keeping the surrounding tissue of the implants healthy

A Dental Implant Bridge is an investment!  It is up to you to protect this investment with quality maintenance.  With proper care and use of the above techniques, you can have a healthy Dental Implant Bridge for a long time.

Posted on behalf of:
Gold Hill Dentistry
2848 Pleasant Road #104
Fort Mill, York County, South Carolina 29708
(803) 566-8055

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