Regular Checkups Still Required After Dental Implant Therapy

//Regular Checkups Still Required After Dental Implant Therapy

Regular Checkups Still Required After Dental Implant Therapy

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It is interesting to note that many clients who undergo dental implant therapy are unaware that it is necessary to undergo regular dental checkups. If you have received dental implants, be sure to book your regular hygiene cleanings to stay proactive against gum disease. Plaque bacteria still needs to be professionally removed even after dental implant therapy.

If properly maintained, dental implants are a reliable, long-term solution for your mouth. But it is important to actively maintain dental implants, much as you would teeth, in order to ensure their longevity. This may seem obvious, but it is easy to assume that because dental implants are not real teeth, they do not require the same degree of care.

However, conscientious oral hygiene is vital for ensuring the full benefits of your dental implants. Such hygiene and regular dental visits are especially important during the first year of your dental implants.

Teeth Brushing: You should brush at least twice a day, which will prevent the growth of bacteria and protect your teeth from tooth decay and other oral diseases.

If you do not have an electric (or sonic) toothbrush, you should seriously consider acquiring one. Electric toothbrushes have been proven to clean teeth better, as well as be more efficient. Electric toothbrushes also do a better job at cleaning the harder-to-reach places in your mouth.

Moreover, the vibrations of electric toothbrushes may also be beneficial to your dental implants.  Chewing stimulates the jawbone, helping it maintain its density, and the vibrations of an electric toothbrush are similar to chewing.

Flossing: Even an electric toothbrush is no substitution for flossing. It is essential that you use dental floss or a water flosser regularly to remove plaque and food debris trapped between the teeth and implants. Flossing is equally vital for curbing harmful bacteria, tooth decay, and gum disease. Courtesy of Dr. Farole

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Flossing Is Necessary For Maintaining Your Dental Implants

Harrell Dental Implant Center reminds clients is essential to maintain a daily brushing and flossing routine once your dental implants have completely healed. Keep your mouth healthy and fresh for a lifetime of happy, vibrant smiles. Here are some great tips:

Looking After Your New Teeth

By far the most important thing needed for a satisfactory, long term outcome is careful adherence to dental hygiene and regular visits. It is now more important than ever to see that you clean your implant-retained teeth properly.

This is vital around the area of the abutment(s). You will be given instructions on how to care for your dental implants, but it will require motivation and commitment on your part.

If you are in the position of having to have dental reconstruction because you didn’t look after your teeth then this is a second chance. Dental hygiene and regular visits are now more important than ever.

Floss

In narrow areas, where the interdental brush is hard to use, floss is recommended. Clean the sides of your implant-supported tooth and abutment posts by passing floss (thick floss, Super floss) back and forth between the implant tooth and the neighbouring teeth, or through the spaces next to the abutment posts. See more at Norton Implants

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Maintain Your Dental Checkups Every 6 Months

Dr. Robert Harrell and everyone at Harrell Dental Implant Center wants to help you enjoy the best oral health possible. Comprehensive dental checkups are vital to ensuring your dental implants are secure and problem free. Annual oral cancer screenings are part of your dental care. Missing out on oral hygiene appointments can lead to gum disease and avoidable, uncomfortable issues. Discover more aftercare tips here:

It is important that your dental implants are checked by your dentist regularly just like natural teeth.  We recommend that a dentist checks your implants after 6 months and at least once a year thereafter to ensure they are maintained and are healthy. In addition to your regular dental checks we would like to offer you some oral health advice you can implement yourself at home.

It is important that your dental implants are checked by your dentist regularly just like natural teeth.  We recommend that a dentist checks your implants after 6 months and at least once a year thereafter to ensure they are maintained and are healthy. In addition to your regular dental checks we would like to offer you some oral health advice you can implement yourself at home. See more at Acorn Dental

In Charlotte, Dr. Harrell at Harrell Dental Implant Center is the local leader for dental implant procedures of all varieties. Call 704-206-1330 or use the contact form on the website to make your appointment. During your consultation a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to show how you will appear when your implants are in place.