How do I maintain my dental implants?
Not only are dental implants the best replacement for missing teeth because they closely mimic your natural teeth, but caring for dental implants is easy. Dental implants are a low maintenance, long-lasting solution to missing teeth.
Unlike dentures, which you need to remove for cleaning, dental implants permanently integrate into your jawbone just like your tooth root. All you need to do to care for your implants is brush and floss as you normally would. And although dental implants cannot develop decay as your natural teeth can, brushing and flossing regularly is crucial for your gum health. Gum disease puts your dental implants at risk.
It’s also crucial to visit your dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings. This will also enable your dentist to keep an eye on your dental implant to ensure it's in good shape and functioning properly.
Using common sense and avoiding using your teeth as tools is also essential. Don’t chew on hard candies or ice as this too can damage the implants.
If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to learn more about dental implants, we invite you to contact our Monroe Township, NJ practice to make an appointment for a consultation.