One of the things that get people more enthusiastic about the prospect of getting dental implants is that the crown portion, the part modeled after a tooth, is invulnerable to cavities. But the fact that your dental implant won’t get cavities doesn’t give you license to scale-back good oral hygiene practices. So find out what cleaning your dental implants and implant supported devices will entail.
Basic Care for Single-Tooth Implants and Bridges
It might sound pretty familiar, but here are the core elements to caring for your dental implants and implant-supported prostheses:
- Brush thoroughly twice a day, ensuring you get under the crown of the implant and all around it.
- Floss every day. For bridges and dentures, be sure to floss along the underside as well.
- Use an oral irrigator to blast away any remaining food particles and plaque stuck between or under your implants.
- Use a sulcus brush for dentures and bridges, which is especially gentle on sensitive gums and is capable of cleaning below the gum line.
- Remove implant-supported dentures and brush them as well. Don’t put all your focus on cleaning the teeth. Brush under gum area of your dentures and clean the underside as well.
Additional Care Notes
You shouldn’t sleep with your implant-supported dentures in throughout the night. Some individuals prefer to have a fixed crown and bridgework that isn’t removable, but this isn’t possible in every patient’s case.
Your dentist will consider your particular case and personal preferences before determining if fixed or removable dentures is the best route for you.
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