Dental Implants Care

dental implants careA carefully maintained implants perform their function for a lifetime. Good oral hygiene at home is one of the major dental implant longevity conditions. Dental implants not only look and function as real teeth. They need to be cleaned with a toothbrush (or electric) and tooth paste the same as natural teeth. Dental floss and interdental brush helps clean food particles from the spaces between the teeth. It is important to remember to clean the tongue, as it accumulates bacteria on the surface.

Dental implants care characteristics

When cleaning dental implants especially important is to clean thoroughly and interdental areas where the implants are in a contact with the gums. Be careful using dental floss or interdental brush, because you can damage the connector, which is formed between the gum and the implant. Dental floss or tape cleans convex surface of natural teeth, but does not reach the plaque located deeper under the gums. Meanwhile mouth irrigator gently and effectively cleans the plaque. This is particularly important for dental implants. If plaque is not removed properly, acids - metabolic products of bacteria in plaque - damage the gums. Gums inflammation begins, they start to bleed. Inflammation eventually spreads deeper and damage the bone around the implant. There is a risk of peri-implantitis (inflammation of tissue surrounding the implant) and even the risk of losing the implant.

For the optimal oral hygiene, use the Waterpik® oral irrigator. It can easily, gently and painlessly clean teeth. Properly dosed water pressure washes the plaque from teeth and dental implants.

The benefits of Waterpik® oral irrigator:

  • Better dental and dental implants hygiene – removal of the bacteria deeply between the teeth where the toothbrush normally doesn‘t reach.
  • Better gums care - research showes that irrigator takes care of the gums 93% more effectively  than dental floss.
  • Gum massage - massages the gums, improves the blood circulation, thus protecting them from inflammation and improving overall oral health.

Important! Soft dental plaque can be removed during routine hygiene at home. But it is important to perform professional oral hygiene regularly as well during which hard plaque gets eliminated from the teeth (dental tartar).

At the Pro-implant Dental Clinic you will be given full information about oral hygiene after dental implantation.