Dental implants can change your smile and your life for the better. When you’ve invested in dental implants, you’ve invested in a lifelong smile therapy that will take care of you as long as you take care of them. Here are a few important things to keep in mind to keep your dental implants healthy:
Treat Them Like Real Teeth
Keeping your implants clean is very important. Although implant restorations cannot develop cavities, the implant itself can be susceptible to gum disease. That means you need to remove plaque and food around the gums and between the teeth on a daily basis and have them professionally cleaned twice each year.
See Your Dentist Regularly
Preventive care visits every 6 months will help to make sure that your mouth is healthy and your bone is strong. Regular exams allow your dentist to pinpoint areas of concern before they become problematic later on.
Don’t Neglect Your Other Teeth
Your dental implants may be perfectly healthy, but if your other teeth aren’t then you can be in a lot of trouble. Gum-disease bacteria can travel from one tooth to other teeth in your mouth, including implants. This jeopardizes other teeth as well as the integrity of the gums and bone around your implant. Have problematic teeth addressed as quickly as possible.
With such a positive treatment outcome, you owe it to yourself to invest a few minutes a day in regular maintenance of your implants. It’s possible to enjoy your implants for the rest of your life. Call your dentist today to find out if implants can enhance your smile, or to get your oral health back on track.
Posted on behalf of:
Mockingbird Dental Associates
99 Mockingbird Dr
Cartersville, GA 30120
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