Dental implants are a great solution to missing teeth. However, cleaning and taking care of your implant is even more important than cleaning your natural teeth! Here are some things you should know about caring for your implant.
Your implant and your natural teeth are similar because they both rely on healthy gum and bone tissue for support. Plaque buildup can be harmful to the surrounding tissue and bone. In addition, it is important to remove that plaque because it can develop into an infection. As the infection progresses it can result in significant bone loss leading to possible loss of the implant itself. It is also important to note that bone loss can occur in the absence of pain.
It’s important to get your teeth cleaned on a regular basis so your dental hygienist can get biofilm off your teeth and keep your teeth infection-free. As always, you should be brushing your teeth and flossing twice a day.
Dental implants are the closest thing you can get to real and natural teeth.
They don’t require any special products or treatment, just a simple brush and floss will do the job! If they are properly cared for, they can last a very long time, avoiding further dental work down the road.
Overall, dental implants are meant to make life better and easier! You don’t have to go out of your way to take care of them – a simple brush and floss used regularly will ensure the longevity and health of your dental implant!
If you have any additional questions regarding dental implants or are interested in seeing one of our Oral Surgeons for a consultation please give us a call at (979) 316-5000!