You new set of implants is in place. You have waited three months for your permanent teeth, and they are finally in! You’ve been enjoying some of the foods you have been missing for all those years, but now the big question: How do I take care of these things? Maybe you are used to cleaning dentures, but implants really don’t work that way. The good news is that implants not only look, feel, and function like natural teeth, but implants can be treated like natural teeth, right down to the brushing.
You see, brushing and flossing aren’t just for your teeth! These habits actually maintain the health of your entire mouth, so it is important that you maintain them, even if you don’t have any natural teeth left. Brush in the morning and in the evening, as well as after any meals during the day. Floss at least once a day to remove particles left behind after cleaning. Be sure to not only floss between your teeth, but also around the sides of your teeth.
Regular dental visits are also a part of a healthy mouth. If you still have natural teeth, you’ll need to see your dentist every 6 months. If your natural teeth are all gone, you can wait and have an appointment once a year. Regardless of when you need go to the office, be sure your regular dentist is capable of working with implants. If you’re unsure, just give us a call!
Dental Implants are a Big Step
Dental implants are a big step! Once you’ve taken that step, be prepared to care for your new smile until the end of your days! Keep your mouth and gums healthy through basic oral hygiene. See a dentist regularly! Contact us today to set up your consultation appointment, and let us show you how implants are just the next step to maintaining a lifelong smile!