Dental Implants: Caring for Teeth Post-Treatment
Having missing teeth is more than just an aesthetic impairment. Those who suffer from missing teeth often have trouble chewing properly or pronouncing words correctly. Some may even develop headaches from the pain as well as other forms of discomfort that affect their daily lives. While straightforward remedies such as dentures will provide a solution, patients often search for treatments that are more permanent.
Choosing Dental Implants
Dentists believe that dental implants are the ideal solution to broken or missing teeth. The gap between your teeth will remain a gap no matter how long you use a denture, but that is not the case with dental implants.
With the help of high quality and biocompatible titanium posts, you can say goodbye to missing teeth for good. The titanium root is attached to your gums and will support one or more artificial teeth, depending on your requirements. Do not worry about them wriggling loose or falling off – each root is customised to give you a safe and secure fit.
Oral Health is as Important as Ever
Our surgeons and dentists are fully qualified to carry out the treatments for you. Giving us a regular visit to ensure their maintenance keeps them clean and comfortable. It is important to note, however, that we should not be the only ones doing the job for you. Dental implant longevity requires extra care from your end as well.
Beginning Your Journey to Cleaner Teeth
Just like your normal teeth, dental implants require daily cleaning to prevent bacteria and plaque build-up. In fact, your new teeth may need additional care
Research shows that an electric toothbrush is a more effective cleaning tool for dental implants compared to a regular brush. Electric toothbrushes generate more brush strokes than a human hand and, as a result may efficiently remove stubborn plaque better.
If you feel like you need another round of cleansing after brushing your teeth, dentists suggest using an over-the-counter mouthwash. Make sure to choose a non-abrasive and antimicrobial formula for a safe yet thorough cleanse.
Implant-specific floss and not waxed tape are ideal for those who wear dental implants. Dental floss can easily squeeze into spaces between your teeth that toothbrushes cannot reach. Make sure to floss in a shoe shine manner to get to the bottommost areas of the false teeth.
Dentists also often recommend night guards or retainers for their patients who grind their teeth at night while asleep.
Turning a Habit into a Necessity
It is not enough to have these tools and knowledge in hand. The most important thing about your oral hygiene is consistency. Have the will to clean your teeth after every meal and before you sleep at night. Your new teeth will thank you later.