When you choose a dental implant to replace a lost tooth, you're investing in both your smile and your dental health. You probably would like to know the best ways to protect that investment, so here are some tips on dental implant maintenance in South Calgary.
Commit to an Excellent Home Care Routine
A dental infection is the number one enemy of dental implants and could cause them to fail. So it's essential to make sure that you're removing plaque and bacteria from your mouth and around your implant tooth each day with consistent brushing and flossing.
Your dental implant is easy to brush and floss since you can treat it just like a natural tooth, so be sure to brush at least twice daily and floss at least once.
Not unlike your natural teeth, you'll also want to avoid biting into sticky, chewy, and hard foods that could damage your implant crown.
Visit Your Dentist Every Six Months for Preventive Care
Your preventive teeth cleanings and examinations with your dentist are also essential for protecting the health of your dental implant. Your dentist will take x-rays once a year to ensure your tooth implant is healthy and functioning correctly. Your dentist can often detect any problems early on so you can address them if needed and protect your implant and your smile.
Your hygienist removes plaque buildup that contributes to tooth infections in hard-to-reach places that you might've missed at home. Your hygienist is also an excellent resource for products you can use at home, like an antibacterial mouth rinse that will help protect your smile. So don't forget to talk with them about their recommendations for your teeth.
Do You Have More Questions?
Dental implants in South Calgary can be an excellent choice for restoring your smile, and when properly cared for, they can potentially last for a lifetime. We invite your call to Avenida Dental Centre if you would like to learn more about dental implants.