How to Maintain Dental Implants

Dental implants provide a long lasting solution to replace missing teeth. They are different from traditional dental bridges or dentures because they are anchored directly into your jawbone. Because of this, a dental implant will provide similar stability to natural teeth along with a high level of functionality.

If you have dental implants,

It is important that you have a solid foundation when it comes to oral hygiene. You will be provided recommendations on the products to use and the technique to brush and floss by the Brighter Smile dental Maroubra . Just like you care for your natural teeth, you have to maintain the same oral hygiene for the dental implants. You need to choose a soft-bristled toothbrush so that it is not aggressive on the teeth and find non-abrasive toothpaste to brush your natural teeth and dental implants. Brushing should be done at least twice a day. You have to be gentle when you are brushing. Make sure to pay close attention to the gum line so that you remove any food particles there. Flossing is required to remove food particles and plaque that is trapped between the dental implants and the teeth. You can use a floss threader to clean these areas. You can also ask your dentist to recommend specialised implant friendly floss.


You may have heard of interdental brushes;

These are great for cleaning between the natural teeth and dental implants. They are basically small brushes that will help you reach tight spaces so that any trapped food particles can be easily removed. There are also water flossers that can be a great addition to your oral hygiene routine. This uses a stream of water to get rid of bacteria and debris. In addition to maintaining good oral hygiene, you have to go for regular dental check-ups. This will allow regular monitoring of the dental implants and your dentist will be able to identify any issues from the early stage. There will be a thorough examination carried out on the dental implants so that their stability can be assessed.

Your gum health

And that of the surrounding oral tissues will also be assessed by the dentist as this will also contribute to the long term success of your implants. This allows them to identify very early signs of gum disease which can save you a lot of pain as well as cost. A professional dental cleaning will be done during most check-ups and this will be carried out by a dental hygienist. They will remove tartar and plaque accumulated in hard to reach areas of your teeth in order to prevent implant failure and development of gum disease. During a professional cleaning, there will be scaling and polishing done so that the dental implants can be cleaned of any bacteria build-up. You have to watch your diet as well because certain food can lead to complications. You need to minimise consumption of sugary foods and beverages as this can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.