Here at Buckle Advanced Dental Care in Wirral, we love the way dental implants can completely change not only a patient’s smile but their confidence, too. That’s why we always emphasise the importance of keeping your new teeth clean, in order to maintain that beautiful new smile.
Although dental implants look very natural, it is vital for patients to remember that they are not the same as real teeth and they need different care and attention in order to maintain them for years to come. What is the same with natural teeth and dental implants is that plaque can collect on both, which can lead to infection of the gums (gum disease) and if not removed effectively. The gums are important for keeping both natural teeth and dental implants in place so careful cleaning is vital.
Alison Huntriss is our hygienist at Buckle Advanced Dental Care and she will carefully advise you on the best methods, tools, and techniques that should be adopted when cleaning your teeth and dental implants. Some patients find flossing difficult but there are different tools, such as interdental brushes, that you may find easier to use. Alison will be only too pleased to discuss all the options available and show you how to use each one properly to achieve the ultimate clean. It is also important to keep up with your hygienist appointments, as these will ensure your teeth are thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis.
Good oral home care is essential for the longevity of your dental implants and before we undertake any treatment of this kind we will always discuss this with you to ensure you know what to expect. It is often a good idea to start this regime before treatment in order to ensure not only the health of the gums in preparation for your implants, but also to make sure that the level of maintenance required is achievable.
If you’d like to discuss the possibility of having dental implants, or any aspect of oral health care, please call our friendly reception team on 0151 541 0550 to book an appointment. Our Wirral dentist office serves the Liverpool area