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How to properly care and maintain for dental implants at home?

December 21, 2018

Five simple tips for dental implant home care and Maintenance

Once you’ve got your costly dental implant from a qualified periodontist, you need to ensure that your dental implants last the longest! With the right instructions, you can take care of your own dental implants at the comfort of your home. This will help you extend the life of your dental implants and help you smile brighter.

If you’ve been living with a missing tooth (or teeth), we know just how much of an impact this can have. Our patients tell us that their missing teeth caused them to avoid photographs and hide their smiles. If this sounds like you, don’t waste another day living in embarrassment. At Arlington Dental Excellence, we offer several options for treating missing or badly damaged teeth. Today, we want to focus on dental implants.

 

Dental Implants: Are they a permanent solution to your missing tooth?

 

Compared to dentures, dental implants  provide a more permanent solution to missing teeth. The implant itself consists of a titanium post and a custom-made crown that we will install over two visits. First, we will implant a titanium post in your jaw to provide an anchor for your dental implant. Once your surgical site heals, we will attach a custom-created crown on top. Dental Crowns are created to match your natural teeth so that once you’ve healed, your implant will look and function just like a natural tooth!

 

How Do I Care for Dental Implants?

Although dental implants cannot develop cavities, they still require good oral hygiene. Otherwise, the dental implants may harbor bad oral bacteria and cause gum disease and infection.

  1. Choose a qualified Periodontist so that you have an ideal fit between your natural tooth and implant.
  2. Choose a low abrasive tooth and toothbrush recommended by the dentist for your implants.
  3. Brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes each time.
  4. Floss every day for twice a day.
  5. Visit our office regularly for cleanings and examinations by a dentist

If you practice a good oral hygiene routine, you can ensure that your dental implants last for years to come.

If you are interested in learning more about dental implants and if they're the right fit for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Laith today. Our team will consider your oral health and your goals when determining which treatment for missing teeth is the best for you. To ask us any questions or to schedule your next visit, contact us today!

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