More patients today are enjoying their dream smile thanks to dental implants. As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Yet some patients are reluctant to move forward with the procedure because of maintenance concerns.  

The team at New Smile Dentures And Implants is here to tell you that the daily care required for dental implants is simple and stress-free. As long as you take care of your dental implants, they should last for years to come.

Here are some dental implant maintenance tips.

Treat your dental implants as if they were your natural teeth

Our cosmetic dentist tells patients to keep their implants as clean as possible. This means brushing and flossing twice a day, especially after meals. Sounds familiar, right?

In terms of products that may help you maintain your dental implants, we recommend purchasing either a small, soft, manual toothbrush or an electric toothbrush. It’s also a good idea to stock up on tartar-control toothpaste and floss. Trust us — the last thing you want is for plaque to develop around your implants.

Use additional supplies recommended by your cosmetic dentist

There are times when brushing and flossing aren’t enough to keep one’s dental implants clean. This is where additional oral hygiene aids come into play. It’s possible that your dentist will recommend antimicrobial mouth rinses, brushes for removing plaque between your teeth, as well as tablets to stain the areas of plaque buildup.

It’s worth mentioning that dental implant maintenance isn’t the same for everyone. With that in mind, your best bet is to not only brush and floss regularly, but also communicate with your dentist about any issues you’re having. This leads us to our next tip.

Keep your dental appointments

Whether you have all of your natural teeth or recently got implants, it’s imperative to keep your dental appointments. Though you may not initially see the importance of going to the dentist every three or six months, these regular visits will pay off in the long run. This is also your dentist’s chance to spot the earliest sign of a problem before it develops into a much more serious issue.

Talk to Our Cosmetic Dentist About Dental Implants

A quick online search shows that 500,000 dental implants are placed each year. That’s a lot of people with transformed smiles! But how do you know if this procedure makes sense for you?

For one thing, your gums and bone must be in good condition, as these are responsible for supporting the implant. Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants. Make it a point to meet with your dentist before diving too deep into this procedure on your own. 

Should you choose to move forward with dental implants, you can feel comfortable knowing that the procedure has an average success rate of 99%. Plus, as long as you take proper care of your implants, they should last for many, many years.

Sew what our cosmetic dentist can do for you! Contact New Smile Dentures And Implants today.