April 15, 2017

To ensure that your dental implants last as long as you would like, it’s important to learn about good oral hygiene that should take place after your implants are placed. Implants are an incredible dental tool that allow you to feel good about your smile and will preserve your jawbone, and they will give you more if you care for them properly.

Implants are meant to function as your natural teeth. They are implanted directly into the jawbone to stimulate new growth and ensure that your facial contours don’t change. Unlike dentures, implants will not fall out or slip when you are eating, talking or drinking. They’re also made to match the color of your natural teeth as closely as possible so it’s almost impossible to tell that you have had any work done.

Simple Steps to Longer Lasting Teeth

Because dental implants function as your natural teeth, caring for them is almost as simple. If cared for correctly, they will last decades and give you confidence in your smile for years to come. The simple steps to caring for your implants include:

  • Brushing at least twice a day, preferably in the morning and at night.
  • Flossing at least once a day, and after meals if possible. Curve your floss around the tooth in a C shape to remove excess food and plaque.
  • Visit your dental health professional every six months for an exam and in-depth cleaning.
  • Use any additional cleaning tools given to you by a professional as directed.

Patients turn to implants as a long-term solution to a problem that wears on the health and self-esteem of those with missing teeth.

Contact Us

If you believe you could benefit from dental implants, or wonder about the best ways to care for them, contact Dr. Ryan’s office today to schedule an appointment with a professional. We are happy to answer any questions you have.



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