Maintaining Dental Implants
The decision to get dental implants isn’t one to be taken lightly. You need to consider the time it takes to heal from implant surgery, the cost, and of course the maintenance. Most prosthetics, like dentures, require additional care to keep them functioning correctly. Dental implants, however, are another story. Maintenance of dental implants is surprisingly easy.
Brush Twice a Day
Although dental implants are not real teeth, they’re cemented into your jaw and a permanent part of your body. As a result, you need to make sure the tissues they’re surrounded by are kept healthy. And because brushing is about more than your teeth, it also helps keep soft tissues healthy, it’s important that you keep this habit a part of your routine.
Flossing is another part of your routine that’s a must. Flossing helps to remove plaque from around the gumline, which is a major cause of decay. Regularly removing this plaque will help to ensure your soft tissues and teeth are all kept healthy.
Visit The Dentist Twice a Year
It’s important that you get in to see Dr. Wendling every six months for dental checkups. Doing so will ensure that any issues are caught early on and that your teeth are getting the deeper cleanings recommended by the ADA.
Address Issues Promptly
If you feel something is wrong with your dental implant, we recommend coming in right away. You never know what’s happening below the surface and often times we’ll use x-ray technology to see what might be going on. We can also fix any issues that arise early on instead of waiting for a more serious problem to pop up.
One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is the fact that they’re so low maintenance. By following these guidelines you’ll find your entire mouth healthy and that your implants will likely last a lifetime.
Learn more about dental implants by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Wendling and our experienced team.