Dental implants are designed to look and feel just like natural teeth. Took keep them lasting for an extended period of time, it’s important to take necessary steps so that they stay healthy and disease free.
Everyday Home Care
Have you ever heard the saying, “just floss the teeth you want to keep?” The same can be said for your dental implants! Gentle brushing and flossing will keep bacteria from depositing itself along the implant and finding its way under the gum tissue. A variety of home care aids can be used…just ask your dentist or hygienist about ideas that are simple yet effective when it comes to keeping your mouth free of plaque. For instance, some patients prefer tufted floss that can be threaded underneath their prosthesis, while others like to use a water flosser in lieu of any type of floss.
Routine Professional Care
Implants require special instruments to be used during your cleaning appointments to remove tartar deposits. These instruments are not used on your other teeth. By removing deposits along the implant prosthesis and monitoring the attachment levels around your implant, problems can be prevented or addressed at their earliest stages. Just like your natural teeth, you should have your implant teeth cleaned and examined every 6 months at your dental office.
You’ve made the investment in your implants; now make the commitment to keep them healthy for years. With professional care and dedicated home hygiene, many patients enjoy implants that last an entire lifetime. Talk to your dentist about your implant health today, and keep your new smile lasting for decades.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Marianna Weiner, Envy Smile Dental Spa
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