Millions of Americans are enjoying the benefits of dental implants, like those you can get at Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ. These same people are also finding out that caring for their implant-supported artificial tooth isn’t all that different from caring for natural teeth.
There are, however, some things to bear in mind with implant hygiene. The first is that with proper care, a dental implant can last a lifetime. Without it you run the risk of implantitis, a condition that can result in losing the implant.
Dental Implant Care
Each case is unique, and after we place a dental implant we have detailed instructions for each patient. There are some things that apply to everyone, though.
- Implant-supported teeth must be brushed. We recommend brushing twice a day. Use a low-abrasion toothpaste (we will have recommendations). These will remove any bacteria but don’t have any harsh chemicals.
- Brush along the gumline. Pay special attention to the area below the dental crown, which is the artificial tooth.
- Floss. You floss around a dental implant the same as you do around your natural teeth. Use unwaxed floss, or we can recommend implant-specific floss. Interdental brushes and water flossers are also good to use.
- Have regular checkups. We like to see implant patients every six months for routine exams and cleanings. This way, we can make sure there are no problems.
Because they bond with bone and allow normal biting and chewing ability, dental implants are the ideal tooth replacement solution. Thousands of people get implants every years, many of them from Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ. We offer implant dentures and single tooth dental implants, and have placed them in patients from Peoria, Surprise, and Sun City West. People love our all-inclusive pricing, lifetime warranty, free second opinions, and in-office discount plan. Please call to schedule an appointment with us today!