August 25, 2016

Dental implants are a valuable tool in improving your smile. If you have missing, broken or a destroyed tooth, you may choose to have the tooth removed and an implant placed.  Once the implant is placed, it’s important to care for your dental implants correctly. Once you’ve made the investment, you want them to last as long as possible, and we have the tools to help you do that.

The Basics

As with your regular teeth, brushing, flossing and visiting a dentist or periodontist regularly is vital to keeping your entire mouth and body healthy. The same rules apply to dental implants as to natural teeth.  Brush twice a day, and floss once.  Visit your doctor every six months for a cleaning and exam, and try to rinse your mouth out with water after every meal if you can’t brush your teeth.

Specialized Tools

There are specialized tools that can be used to clean your dental implants, and you can work with Dr. Cavallari to determine which ones are right for you. You may be fine with a regular toothbrush and floss, or you may be advised to pick up something more in-depth. We can refer you to products that make keeping your implants clean.

Work With Your Doctor

When you get dental implants in Virginia Beach, VA, one of the most important parts of maintenance is working with your doctor to ensure that they give you the longevity you want. Dental implants aren’t susceptible to cavities, but they are subjected to the regular wear and tear that your natural teeth deal with. When implants are placed correctly and cared for right, they can last you a lifetime.

Give Us a Call

If you want to discuss dental implants with a qualified professional to determine how they can benefit you, or need tips to help you care for them, give us call today at (757) 251-9908.



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