Dental implants replace the form and function of lost natural teeth. Once the implants are in place, it can be easy to overlook their proper care; since they are artificial tooth roots, some might think that they will not need to be taken care of. However, if you do not take proper care of your implants, you will still be exposed to dental problems, just like if you do not take care of your natural teeth. After an implant treatment at the Dental Implant Group, it is important that you go for regular dental checkups to ensure the good health of your implants. You will also have to take certain steps to take care of your artificial teeth on a personal level.
Your implants should be taken care of just like your natural teeth. If you neglect their care, your implants can be just as susceptible to dental problems such as gum disease, and mouth infections. Your implants are valuable investments, and it is crucial that you take care of them to ensure that you can enjoy your beautiful smile for a longer period of time.
Brush your teeth regularly to prevent plaque buildup on the gum line, which can harm the implants and the jawbone underneath. Use dental floss to remove food deposits between the teeth and gums, which may not be eliminated by tooth brushing alone. Plaque and tartar buildup will harm the gums, which in turn provide support for the implants. Gum disease can loosen the implants, and make them susceptible to infections that can lead to implant failure.