3 Tips to Keep Your Dental Implant Healthy for Years
Your dental implant is finished! Isn’t it thrilling to be able to smile with confidence and eat all the foods you love? You were hoping your smile would be transformed once that gap in your smile was fixed, and the results exceed your expectations!
Now that you have a beautiful, healthy new tooth, it just makes sense to protect your investment. But you’ve never had a dental implant before, so what’s the best way to maintain it?
We agree that dental implants placed at our Phoenix, AZ office are pretty remarkable, but you only need to follow these three tips to keep them healthy for years to come.
- Follow doctors’ orders. We’ve placed a lot of implants and wouldn’t send you home without some idea of how to care for yours. Dr. Hines will provide you with instructions for care immediately after your restoration is placed. For best results and a long and happy life with your implant, follow doctors’ orders!
- Brush and floss twice a day with a soft toothbrush. This advice doesn’t come as a surprise does it? That’s because we can’t say it often enough. Brushing and flossing equals prevention and prevention equals a healthy smile. Of course your implant restoration won’t decay, but you can develop gum disease that could compromise the implant itself.
- Visit the dentist for regular cleanings and exams. The only way to be sure that your smile is as healthy as it can be is with routine dental visits. We will check the restoration to make sure it’s in good shape and you’ll receive a good cleaning to keep gum disease at bay.
Dental Implants in Phoenix
That’s about it! Basically, once your implant has been restored, you can treat it like any one of your natural teeth. Follow these simple care tips from Phoenix dental implants dentist, Dr. Chad Hines, and enjoy your new smile.