A healthy, beautiful smile helps you look great and can boost your self-confidence. Dental implants help thousands of people with missing teeth redesign their smiles. If you have had dental implants from a dentist to help make your smile the best it can be, you need to take care of them in order to enjoy the full benefits they offer.
Proper Care for Long Life
Dental implants, which are made of titanium, are resistant to decay. They are sturdy, but just as with your natural teeth, they need care. You and your dentist should work together as a team to ensure the longest possible life for your dental implants. In fact, implants that are well-placed and properly cared for can last a lifetime.
Cleaning and Tending Implants
Cleaning titanium dental implants is just like caring for your natural teeth.
· Brush daily, preferably after every meal.
· Floss daily.
· Maintain regular dental cleanings and check-ups.
However, since implants are not your natural teeth, your dentist may recommend additional cleaning aids. In addition, take care not to brush your gums too hard, especially around the implants. This is good advice for anyone, whether or not they have implants. Gums do not need over-zealous brushing.
Products for Cleaning Implants
In addition to a toothbrush and dental floss, a few additional tools can help you maintain good oral health.
· Interdental brushes are an efficient way to clean the sides of your implants.
· Small tufted brushes can help you clean the area where the implant meets your gums.
· Bridge and implant floss is designed to help you easily clean dental work.
Your dentist may recommend additional items to help ensure your implants last a lifetime.
Schedule an Appointment
If you think dental implants may be right for you, contact Wall Centre Dental in Vancouver, BC, today. Dr. Parviz Roshanzamir can explain aspects of this procedure and advise you on the best ways to keep your dental implants clean. We can answer your questions and help you schedule an appointment so you can have a healthy mouth and the smile you have always wanted.