Ensuring a Life Long Smile
Dental implants are the best smile restoration option for those who wish to enjoy everyday activities without worrying about how your teeth feel or look. This being said, taking care of your dental implants in an everyday responsibility.
How Do I Take Care of My Dental Implants?
Being the most natural option for a smile restoration, taking care of dental implants is quite similar to taking care of your natural teeth. You should brush and floss at least twice a day in order to keep your dental implants clean and plaque free — especially after meals.
Special, extensive care really isn’t required for a dental implant, since they are highly durable, but here are some tips you should remember to get the most out of your implant:
- Brush twice a day.
- Use a low-abrasive toothbrush.
- Don’t use a hard-bristled toothbrush.
- We recommend using an oral irrigator in order to achieve better results.
- If possible, use an interdental toothbrush instead of flossing, because flossing too roughly may break soft tissue around the implant.
As essential as regular at-home maintenance, you must also be committed to visiting your dentist regularly for a professional exam and cleaning. In addition, your implantologist should take an X-ray of your dental implant every year.
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How Should my Dentist Properly Examine my Dental Implant After my Visit?
To accurately examine the health of your implant, your dentist needs to probe and measure your gums, compare annual X-rays, check for looseness, examine your bite, and all the other factors that come with the integrity of your dental implant.
What Are The Consequences If I Don’t Take Care of my Implant?
Just like your natural teeth, your implants can develop issues if you don’t care for them properly. An early sign of a problem is bleeding.
Current evidence suggests that if caught early, this can be treated and reversed. However, if untreated, it can later develop into bone loss — which isn’t reversible. In addition, if this isn’t treated properly, it may require removal of the implant.
Caring for your dental implants is a necessity for a healthy smile. If you’re looking to speak to an expert in dental implants in Dallas, don’t hesitate to contact our office or call us at (214) 999-0110.