Did you know that nearly 3 million people in the United States have dental implants? This is a number that is growing exponentially every year. Dental implants are the most superior method for replacing a missing tooth or teeth. They offer a 98% success rate and permanent solution in restorative dentistry. However, just like many other types of investments, dental implants need proper care to make them last.
Failing to clean your implant properly can not only impact its appearance, but it can also put you at risk for peri-implantitis, which is an inflammatory condition that affects the soft and hard tissues surrounding implants. When peri-implantitis is allowed to progress, it can lead to bone loss and failure of your dental implant. Beyond peri-implantitis, poor implant cleaning can also lead to bad breath, decay in your surrounding teeth and unsightly staining.
How well are you caring for your single dental implant? Here are some steps to follow for proper cleaning each day:
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush (either electric or manual)
- Brush twice per day
- Use a water flosser (some brands of regular floss can shed particles that contribute to peri-implantitis)
- Consider using crown and bridge floss after you brush
- Use a low-abrasive toothpaste (without baking soda or stain-remover agents)
- Brush around and under your dental implant crown (consider interdental brush with slim head)
Concerned about how your dental implant looks, feels or functions? Call 1899 Dental Implant. We are committed to helping patients get the most out of their dental implant investment, which undoubtedly includes educating them on the best ways to clean their implant each day. There are a number of cleaning products designed especially for dental implants. To learn which toothpaste, floss and toothbrush is best for your replacement teeth, contact our expert implant dentist in Sacramento.
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