Caring for dental implants is similar to the daily care of your natural teeth. You finally have a beautiful set of pearly whites, so we are sure you’ll want to keep them that way! For you to ensure the longevity of your dental implants, oral hygiene is the most vital component.
Because Hiossen® Implants’ solutions can last throughout your entire lifetime, you need to keep your teeth functioning by cleaning them each day and refer to a professional dentist on a regular basis. With more than 100 forms of viruses and bacteria found in mouths, you must keep your teeth squeaky clean and free of plaque.
Although your implants from Hiossen won’t get cavities and are stain-resistant, they are still subject to wear and tear. That’s why excellent oral hygiene before, during and after surgery is imperative not only to keep your gums and teeth healthy but also to preserve the look of your teeth.
Post-Dental Implant Care Instructions
Dental implant home care begins with regular brushing at least twice a day. It will help prevent bacterial growth as well as avoid tooth decay and oral diseases. Cleaning is especially crucial after each meal, where you can gently brush your teeth, paying particular attention to the sides. You can choose to use a standard toothbrush or an electric one. Both are great options, but electrical toothbrushes often clean better and take less time.
Step two of implant maintenance protocol is daily flossing. While most people dread flossing their teeth, it should become a regular part of your hygiene routine to prevent bacterial growth. Because flossing removes food from between your implants and teeth, the process can assist you in checking for tooth decay and gum disease developments. Check with your dentist to see which type of floss and flossing method is ideal for your situation.
Individual aids and supplies you may find helpful include:
- Antimicrobial mouthwash
- Dental floss
- Disclosing tablets that remove plaque accumulation
- Inter-dental brushes to help remove plaque on the sides of your implants
- Soft and small electric or manual toothbrush
- Tartar-control, low-abrasive toothpaste
A sign that you are doing well and taking care of your mouth after dental inserts is that the area around your teeth is pink with keratinized tissue. There shouldn’t be any signs of infection and you shouldn’t feel any pain or discomfort.
Regular Dental Appointments
It’s wise to schedule a professional cleaning appointment at least four times within the first year after surgery. From there, you can check with your dentist to determine an appropriate schedule. They should check your implants during a regular dental examination for looseness and that the components attached to the implants are in excellent condition. Dental hygienists can also take a look at your bite.
By caring for and maintaining your teeth with regular cleanings and check-ups, it will help you spot more severe problems that may occur, so you can deal with them early. Your dentist can also let you know how to avoid more serious issues, which is essential for teeth and gum health.
Experts may examine your teeth implants with an x-ray each year as well and measure and probe your gums. They can check and compare x-rays to ensure everything is healthy and clean.
What Happens If You Don’t Take Care of Dental Implants?
Without consistent care, your dental implants can develop serious problems. The earliest sign of improper upkeep is dental implant bleeding — also known as mucositis. If caught early by you or a dentist, it can be treated. However, it can progress to bone loss, which is not reversible. If problems persist, it can further lead to the removal of your entire implant.
As plaque collects on the crowns of your implants, brushing and flossing are what will remove it on a daily basis. If you don’t take time to brush your pearly whites, an infection can develop, known as peri-implantitis. The infection can result in a loss of a tooth attachment. Peri-implantitis is different from inflammation because it can be catastrophic with the loss of bone.
Contact Hiossen Implants
Our dental implants can last a lifetime if you refer to the proper maintenance methods. Your inserts will look natural and last for the long term, which will save you money in the end.
Hiossen Implants provides innovative products and offers one-on-one service to accommodate your exact needs. With our safe, effective and economical products manufactured under strict quality control, we commit ourselves to improving your overall health.