Maintaining Your Dental Implants
The maintenance of dental implants is highly important and if they are maintained properly then they can last the recipient a lifetime. Dental Implants are designed to fit, feel, and function just like your natural teeth which makes them easier to adjust to and easier to become accustomed to having.
If you are considering getting dental implants, then it is very important if you develop an understanding related to exactly what dental implants are and the best ways to maintain them so that they last.
Detailing Implant Deterioration
Dental Implants are affixed to your jaw by a titanium screw being directly inserted into the jawbone itself. Then collagen tissue attaches to the abutment on which the dental crown is placed in order to properly secure the dental implant. With this being said, dental implants if not cared for are more susceptible to developing infections. This is because of the fact that plaque can develop easier when you have dental implants making it that more important to be sure that you are properly caring for your dental implants.
What You Can Do
There are at-home techniques that you can practice in order to avoid a build-up of plaque which would include a similar daily dental hygiene that you would also have if you were cleaning and maintaining your regular teeth. In addition, review the list below to get a better idea of what these techniques are:
- Brushing twice a day
- Flossing thoroughly
- Rinsing with mouthwash
- Using specialty cleaning aids
Schedule A Consultation
If you are considering getting dental implants then it would be very beneficial if you worked to schedule a consultation with our doctor. This would allow our doctor at our Monroeville or Pittsburgh office to provide you with a thorough examination to help determine if dental implants are the right choice for you and give you proper maintenance tips.