How to Take Care of Dental Implants
Taking care of dental implants is critical to your healing process and the ultimate success of the procedure. Dr. Frame, Santa Clara dentist, offers personalized aftercare instructions for each patient to ensure the best experience possible. However, some recommendations are appropriate for all patients and can promote both health and longevity.
Caring for your dental implants is much like caring for your own natural teeth. They require twice-daily brushing or brushing after meals, which can reduce plaque, bacteria and debris. Flossing is also important. Flossing removes buildup from between your teeth to keep both teeth and gums healthy. Your restoration may require other dental hygiene tools as well. Dental floss threaders allow you to thread the floss easily around dental bridges to clean those hard-to-reach areas while water tools can help remove debris and stimulate the gums.
Regular dental checkups are just as important. Most patients benefit from biannual checkups, but we may recommend more frequent visits as your implants are healing. This allows us to better monitor your progress and identify early signs of treatable problems for the best possible outcome.
When properly cleaned and maintained, dental implants can last a lifetime. They provide a sturdy support for the restorations you choose, and they stimulate your jawbone tissue to ensure long-lasting strength and bone health. If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be a candidate for dental implants. Contact our dental office today to learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Frame, expert in dental implants in Santa Clara.
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