24th February 2017

Dental Implant Aftercare: How to Care for Your Dental Implants

Dental implants have a good success rate in patients who follow the correct aftercare procedures. Maintaining good oral hygiene before and after your implants are fitted is essential to avoiding complications such as peri implantitis. If you are thinking about having dental implants, you should ensure that your oral hygiene is in check to ensure you will be a good candidate.

Dental implant pre-care

Before undergoing treatment for dental implants in Warrington, your dentist will likely advise you on some lifestyle choices which may affect the outcome. Some dentists won’t fit dental implants if you smoke, even if you use electronic cigarettes. This is because of the increased risk of the implants failing. Some dentists will fit them, but they won’t guarantee them because of this risk. This doesn’t mean smokers can never have dental implants fitted, but you might want to consider quitting smoking in advance of the procedure.

Gum disease is also a factor in deciding if you are suitable for dental implants. If you have a family history of gum disease, you may not be eligible. If you suffer from gum disease, you should make regular appointments with the dental hygienist to keep this at bay.

How do I clean dental implants?

You will need to brush your teeth daily with a non-abrasive toothpaste which your dentist will be able to advise you on. Abrasive toothpaste includes brands like Arm and Hammer which contains baking soda – it might not seem abrasive, but this can damage your implants. An electric toothbrush with a soft rounded head will be ideal for cleaning your teeth without causing damage. You will also need to commit to flossing at least once per day using dental floss and/or interdental brushes. You might want to think about investing in a water flossing machine if this will be easier for you.

What should I look out for?

In the weeks and months following your dental implant procedure, you will want to check that the gums around your implant are healthy, pink and free from pain. If you experience any movement in your implant, you should get this checked as soon as possible.

The importance of check-ups

Many people get comfortable with their dental implants and can, unfortunately, fall into bad habits. In order to ensure your dental implants last a long time, you will need to commit to regular checkups with your implant dentist, which is why getting dental implants overseas is often problematic in the long run. While you may be able to find a cheap deal, there is no substitute for the aftercare you will receive with a dental implant dentist near your home.

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