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Caring For Dental Implants

Dr Martin Abelar - November 19, 2019 - 0 comments

Dental implants are a method of restoring missing or damaged teeth structure. Implants are also the perfect remedy for stabilizing and restoring the function of your loose restorations. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry states that implants have been helping about three million people restore their broken smile, and the number has only been growing!

Patients are advised to keep their implants clean and free of any food deposits and debris to ensure that they remain strong and healthy. The presence of bacteria near the tissues of the implants can lead to infection. 

During your hygiene visits, our dentist would help ensure that your implants are clean and disease-free. The dental hygienist or dentist would use scalers that do not harm the enamel but helps clean surfaces without causing much damage. 

Patients who wear implants also play a significant role in ensuring the success and longevity of their restorations. During your hygiene visits with us, our team would encourage you on tips to take care of your implants.

We advise following the below home-care routine to ensure that your implants and restorations are working fine:

Keep your implants clean by brushing them twice a day by using a soft-bristled toothbrush
Make use of a low-abrasive toothpaste
Brush all sides of the implant
Practice flossing teeth at least once in a day
Practice using oral irrigators
Ensure to clean your dentures with a light-weighted brush by removing them
Thoroughly rinse your dentures with lukewarm water before placing them back into the mouth

Implants are known to have an extremely high success rate in spite of the challenge that arises in keeping them clean and well-maintained. Preventing peri-implant disease becomes essential to maintaining its health and function.

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