How to Care for Your Dental Implants

July 06, 2023

The best approach to improve your smile, whether you have loose dentures or missing teeth, is with All-on-Four dental implants. Additionally, you need to understand how to maintain dental implants if you want to prevent future dental issues. You can have a gorgeous, sparkling smile for the rest of your life by making an effort to follow through with your implant care regimen.

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Dental Implant Care Tips

Daily Brush and Floss

It’s always a must that you brush your teeth twice a day as part of your oral hygiene regimen. Dental experts advise using low-abrasive toothpaste and a soft-bristle toothbrush. This will delicately remove the plaque from the area around your teeth and implants without hurting them.

Use an interdental brush for areas where a regular toothbrush cannot reach. This tiny brush was created to remove food particles and plaque from between implants and teeth. Use a non-metal interdental brush to prevent scratching your repair.

At least once a day, remember to floss – this is in addition to brushing. There are areas that even an interdental brush cannot clean those difficult-to-reach areas that dental floss can. You can also try floss threaders if you’re having trouble using regular dental floss.

Stay Away from Things That Could Damage Your Implants

Dental implants are renowned for their strength and endurance but are not impervious to damage. Some habits can damage your teeth and implants easily. Using your teeth to open packages or hold objects, chewing on challenging meals, and biting your nails all have the potential to harm your dental implant and the associated prosthetic. Another habit that can break your dental implants is teeth clenching and grinding, so if you don’t have a night guard, you may want to talk to your dentist about acquiring one.

Regular Dental Examinations

Regular visits to your hygienist or dentist are an excellent approach to guarantee the durability of your dental implants. To prevent future loss and damage of dental implants, your dentist can identify early stages of dental concerns and offer treatments or expert cleanings.

Water Flosser

Use a water flosser to lessen swelling, stop bleeding, and reach challenging locations. However, you have to bear in mind that water flossing is never a replacement for standard dental flossing.  

Most dental professionals advise utilizing the Waterpik Water Flosser. It’s the only water flosser that is secure and efficient with dental implants.

Use Gentle Toothpaste

Your crown and the enamel of your teeth may sustain slight damage from abrasive toothpaste. This can weaken your crown, making it more prone to cracks or chips.

Most of the time, toothpaste made to whiten teeth or remove stains is more abrasive than those made without bleaching agents.

When purchasing toothpaste, look for the RDA rating. A relative dentin abrasion (RDA) can tell you how abrasive your toothpaste is. Additionally, buy a toothpaste with the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. No toothpaste will bear the seal if it has an RDA value of more than 250.

Man eating an apple after all on four procedure

Ready to Get All-on-Four?

See to it that you visit your dentist at least twice for checkups and cleanings, even once a year. Likewise, schedule an appointment if you need dental implants because of missing teeth. Once you’ve undergone this treatment, don’t forget to ask your dentist for the aftercare tips. If you need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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