Caring for Dental Implants
If you have recently had dental implants in our Marble Falls dental office, you may have some questions about how to take care of them so that you can prolong your dentistry and protect your health!
One of the great things about dental implants is that you can care for them in much the same way you care for your natural teeth.
Daily tooth brushing to remove plaque, bacteria, and food particles is essential to your dental implant health and the health of your natural teeth. Make sure that you brush your teeth gently, using a toothbrush that fits properly into your mouth and behind your back teeth. You should brush every area of your teeth, sides, top, and backs of your teeth for at least two minutes.
You can floss single dental implants in the same way you would floss your natural teeth because they so closely mimic your natural teeth. In fact, flossing is essential to keeping your gums healthy. Maintaining healthy gums will help keep your dental implant healthy along with your natural teeth.
Regular dental cleanings are essential to good oral health. No matter how great you are at brushing or flossing, your toothbrush and floss alone cannot reach every area of your teeth – especially just below your gumline where bacteria likes to collect. A professional dental cleaning can remove those traces of plaque and tartar so that it does not irritate and infect your gum tissue.
We will also take regular dental x-rays to monitor the health of your bone, making sure that the foundation for your dental implant is stable!
If you have, or want, dental implants in Marble Falls, we encourage you to give us a call! We welcome new patients and offer high-quality dental implant treatment, along with regular preventive dentistry to keep you healthy and attractive.