Artificial teeth supported by dental implants will never get a cavity. That’s one of the bonuses of an implant. But Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ reminds recipients that implants are not maintenance free.
Getting a dental implant takes time: from deciding to go forward with the procedure through a few months of healing. After that, it’s like you have a brand-new tooth in your mouth, because they look and function just like the real thing.
Implant-supported teeth won’t get a cavity, but they are not indestructable, so naturally you’ll want to do everything you can to make sure they last.
Bacteria and plaque can cause problems with an implant, just as they do with natural teeth. If it isn’t cleaned off daily it can lead to infection in the gum tissue around the implant. Left unchecked, it can even lead to implant failure.
Regular checkups are essential, and our hygienists will clean it monitor its health. More important is what you do at home.
- Clean twice a day. Use a soft-bristle toothbrush and low-abrasive toothpaste. We can recommend something. Brush all around the artificial tooth, making sure to get underneath it.
- Be sure to floss. We suggest unwaxed string floss. For hard-to-reach areas, use a small interdental brush.
- Water floss. This may sound like a needless extra step, but is a good final touch.
At Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ we can provide a thorough hygiene plan. We offer single-tooth dental implants and implant-supported dentures and free second opinions. We have all-inclusive pricing, a lifetime warranty, and an in-office discount plan. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!