Implant Care Plano TX
Through dental implant surgery, screw-like devices insert an implant into the jaw bone that acts as an anchor for an artificial tooth. A dental implant is an option for people who have lost one or several teeth. It is a safe and well-established treatment. Implants look and feel like natural teeth, making them the number one tooth replacement procedure.
Different Types of Dental Implants
Endosteal Implants: These implants include small titanium screws that are placed into your jaw bone as an artificial root to hold a replacement tooth.
Subperiosteal Implants: These implants include small screws that are drilled below your gums. In simpler words, the implant is placed onto the bone rather than into the bone. These implants don’t cause trauma to the jaw.
Benefits of Implants
Considering getting dental implants? There are lifelong benefits of implants:
How to Take Care of Your Implants?
Dental implants can last a lifetime, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to take care of your oral health anymore. Taking care of dental implants is very similar to taking care of your natural teeth.
Here’s how you can ensure the longevity of dental implants:
It’s Time to Switch Brushes
Hard bristles are most likely to damage your gums and cause bleeding. You need to use a soft nylon brush as it is pliable and gentle on your implants. Soft bristles don’t scratch the surface of your implant like hard bristles do. You can also opt for an electric toothbrush, just make sure that it has soft bristles.
Say Goodbye to Abrasive Products
Use antimicrobial but non-abrasive products. Get rid of all cleaning products that contain baking soda or stain-remover agents. Whether it’s a mouthwash or toothpaste, make sure that you stick to sensitive products.
Regular Dental Visits
Make sure that you visit a dentist once every six months for dental cleanings and regular checkups.
Regular Brushing and Flossing
Implants or no implants – maintaining good oral hygiene is important. Brushing your teeth in the morning eliminates the bacteria that might have accumulated overnight while brushing at night is important to prevent the build of plaque. Only 30 percent of Americans floss daily, which means that 70 percent of Americans are at a higher risk of developing cavities and gum disease. You can opt for a water flosser to effectively clean hard-to-reach areas between your teeth.
Get Your Implants Today!
The first time dental implants were placed in a human volunteer was in 1965. Currently, around 3 million Americans have dental implants. With regular cleanings and proper oral care, implants can last a lifetime.
Want to improve the appearance of your smile? Schedule an appointment with us at McDonald DDS or by calling us at (469) 649-0699 to say goodbye to missing gaps and low self-esteem.
For more information, check out our Dental Implant FAQ!
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