Caring for Your Dental Implants
Many of our Longview patients aren’t aware that they can affect the success of their dental implants. In order to help ensure an easy recovery after your procedure and to prolong the life of your new smile, follow this implant care guide that’s full of recommendations from Dr. Hobbs.
Consider the Long-Term Care
Once you’ve fully recovered from your surgery, knowing how to properly care for your dental implants will assure that they radiate beauty and feel comfortable for a lifetime.
Maintain Good Oral Care
Taking care of your teeth and gums is vital to achieving good oral health. Many patients think that because they have dental implants and an artificial tooth or set of teeth, then they don’t have to keep up with a proper oral hygiene routine.
Although your implant post or restoration can’t become infected or decay, the surrounding tissue can which can affect the supporting bone. If bacteria and food particles aren’t thoroughly removed from your mouth each day, it can infect your gums and lead to peri-implantitis. This disease will cause bone loss which may loosen your implant and cause it to fall out.
A complete oral hygiene routine is the best way to clear out any bacteria and ensure that you’re doing everything you can to maintain good health. Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing once a day, and rinsing your mouth out with mouthwash at the end of your routine are three simple steps to follow for the success of your implants.
Your Biannual Check-Ups with Dr. Hobbs
As always, you should be visiting our Longview office twice a year for your regular dental check-ups and professional teeth cleanings. At these appointments, our team will assure your smile looks beautiful and that your implants remain in good condition.
If you have any questions about your healing process or long-term care for your dental implants, call our office today to speak with one of our team members.