How To Get The Best Out Of Your Dental Implants Through Dental Implant Maintenance
Whether you’re considering dental implants in Richmond or anywhere else in the country you’ll probably be aware that the implant placement process is only half the battle. In addition, in order for your implants to last (and in many cases this can be 30 years or more) then you need to maintain them.
It’s easy to think of dental implants as invincible. The fact that they’re fashioned from substances like titanium and dental porcelain may also suggest this. However just like our normal teeth implants are prone to infection and bacteria if good oral hygiene isn’t practiced. Therefore proper and routine maintenance is vital, especially if you want your implants to last. For this reason your dentist is more than likely to go through proper cleaning methods with you after implant surgery to make sure that you avoid bacterial infections or gum disease. Even though it might sound like teaching you to suck eggs, it becomes really important in the great scheme of things.
So what kind of dental maintenance do I need to carry out?
One of the good things about dental implants, and unlike dentures, is that there are no complicated and drawn out cleaning processes involved. No special sterilising agents, no overnight soaking and no glues or fixatives are required. Instead to keep them in tip top condition all that’s needed is a good toothbrush, some dental floss and a good quality mouthwash.
Regular brushing should be carried out at least twice a day, once in the morning and last thing at night. Flossing should also be done in conjunction with brushing to remove any food particles that are located in hard-to-reach places. Irrigation with a good antiseptic mouthwash will also help to keep bacteria at bay. Finally in addition to daily cleaning, regular check-ups will need to be performed so any problems or issues can be spotted and eradicated early.
When it comes to a dental implant, in Richmond here at Sheen Dental we tell all our patients that the success of their implants is a long term investment, and one which involves a commitment by both our team and by the patient themselves.
If you need any advice about implant maintenance or have any questions or concerns in general regarding dental implants in Richmond, then don’t hesitate to contact us here at Sheen Dental. Dr Harmit Kalsi and his team are experienced professionals who are standing by to help. Call us on 020 8876 5277 or visit our website at www.sheendental.co.uk to book your free no obligation consultation today.