January 6, 2018
When dealing with tooth loss, many will rely on dental restorations to help them achieve a complete smile again. Dental implants are an excellent dental restoration—one that your dentist in Edison highly recommends.
Dental implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss, creating a whole smile again. To maintain the longevity of dental implants so that you can enjoy the results for years to come, you will need to take diligent care of them. Learn more about easy implant maintenance in this week’s blog post.
How You Can Care for Your Dental Implants
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jaw bone for increased stability, replacing the tooth root for the best replacement solution. After the jawbone has healed around the posts, your custom dental prosthetics are attached. The teeth are anchored in place so there’s no discomfort or slipping like you may deal with in when using other dental restorations.
One of the best things about dental implants is that you won’t ever have to remove them to clean them since they’re permanently placed. This means that you can simply clean your dental prosthetics as if they are your natural teeth. Here are the best tips to keep your dental implants strong.
To remove bacteria, brush and floss your implants and any remaining natural teeth at least twice a day, for two minutes a day. Be sure to give the sides of the implants extra attention to remove any particles and bacteria that are close to the gum line.
Helpful Tips and Tricks for Dental Implant Maintenance
When brushing and flossing, be sure to:
- Use a soft bristled, circular headed toothbrush.
- Use a tarter control toothpaste that’s non-abrasive to avoid damaging your dental prosthetic.
- Use dental floss to clean around the abutments that hold your dental implants in place.
In addition to home care, you will need to visit your dentist regularly for more in-depth cleanings and to allow them to examine the strength of your dental implants. With implants, you will need to schedule a checkup and cleaning at least every 6 months or semiannually.
Considering getting dental implants? The maintenance isn’t a reason to choose another restoration. In fact, dental implants are one of the least high-maintenance restorations available!
About Our Office
At Resnick & Rosenfeld, DDS, we’re sure to care for all your dental needs, including the regular cleaning of dental implants. Once you have your restored new smile using dental implants, we will work to help you protect that smile for years to come. We will provide the care you need to maintain your implants while offering the tips and advice needed for improved home care. Feel free to contact us today to schedule your appointment.
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