Q&A: Dental Implant Maintenance

dentalimplantjawHow much do you know about the future of a smile with dental implants? If you have been doing some research, you are likely aware that implants offer exceptional stability that is second only to your natural teeth. While you may feel ecstatic regarding the benefits of this tooth replacement solution, you may also feel a little bit worried about what it will take to keep your smile healthy. Don’t worry – we are ready to reassure you by answering some common questions.

Q&A: Dental Implant Care

Question: Is there a special way I will need to practice my usual hygiene routine?

Answer: No, you will be able to brush and floss your teeth as you usually do. Just make sure you’re doing everything correctly: Brush your teeth two times each day with a soft-bristle toothbrush and toothpaste free of abrasive material. Floss at least once each day.

Question: Will my dental implants hold up over time or will I need to come in for a lot of replacements or repairs?

Answer: Implants are known for their ability to last years and years (perhaps the rest of your life). Care for you smile consistently – remember to schedule your preventive visits with us – and you can expect good results.

Question: Just to be sure – do I need to brush and floss around my dental implants or just any remaining teeth?

Answer: You need to care for your implants and restorations, too. They will not form cavities, but plaque will stick to them. As a result, you may suffer from a problem similar to gum disease (called peri-implantitis), which can result in the loss of your implant. 

ABOUT YOUR SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, CA, DENTIST:

At A New Smile Dental Group, our dentists strive to offer each patient individual care and access to high-quality, modern dentistry at an affordable price. If you would like to schedule a consultation, then call our San Fernando Valley, CA office today at (818) 897-5771. We proudly serve residents of Pacoima, CA, as well as San Fernando, Los Angeles, Granada Hills, Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.