How To Take Care Of Your Dental Implants

The benefit of dental implants is that they help prevent bone loss and gum recession that is common with bridgework or dentures. Additionally, dental implants are effective and more natural-looking replacements for the missing teeth. In some cases they provide a reasonable alternative to natural teeth. The dental implant itself is inserted into your jawbone to make it look like a natural tooth-root. The object integrates with the jawbone to give a firm support to the artificial tooth. And thanks to modern technology, the quality of your adjacent teeth are not affected by dental implants. Many people though are concerned that these implants require special care once the procedure is complete? Well in most cases this special care is not needed.  Brushing and flossing still apply. Also Raleigh Comprehensive and Cosmetic Dentistry has the skill and experience to provide you with quality dental implants and can help guide you through the care and maintenance of them..

Cleaning Dental Implants – Some Simple Steps

It’s a simple as this, apply the same type of you conscientious at-home oral care that you do for your natural teeth and you implants should last a long time. Working with us at Raleigh Comprehensive and Cosmetic Dentistry you can determine what the best care plan for your dental implants would be. The key thing to remember that most people don’t realize is that implants are like your own teeth. That means regular, scheduled dental visits with Dr. Williamson and proper home care (brushing and flossing) should be the same. We can also schedule periodic follow-up visits to monitor your implants, natural teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy. Ultimately good oral hygiene is they key for anyone with dental implants. Here are some other things to remember:

  • Like natural teeth, you should also brush your implants after every meal.
  • There are special brushes which can be used to clean behind and below the artificial replacements. We can explain to you what those are
  •  Flossing around the implants is extremely important.
  • Thankfully you can be able to eat most food but as a general rule you should avoid chewing ice, hard objects and sticky foods. A little bit of common sense goes a long way.
  • If you haven’t made this part of your routine before make sure you go for routine checkups at least twice a year.

Good Care Equals Long Lasting Dental Implants

Even with modern improvements in dental care, many people suffer from tooth loss and now with the advent of dental implants there’s no longer a need for just bridges and dentures. In addition to improved appearance and speech, dental implants also provide the opportunity for improved oral health, comfort and eating. Just keep in mind that even though they’re implants doesn’t mean they will last longer than your natural teeth or require less care. If you’re considering dental implants, be sure to talk to one of our qualified experts so that we can best inform you on how to proceed.