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Dental implants Wolverhampton – Long term success with dental implants – maintaining your dental implants.

Dental implants Wolverhampton – Long term success with dental implants – maintaining your dental implants.

OK, you have new dental implants. The new teeth look very healthy and pretty, but do you know how to look after them and make them last?

It is very important that you know how to take good care of dental implants. Without proper maintenance you put your smile and sometimes a substantial investment at risk.

Below are a few things that you need to know:-

There is a difference how implants and teeth are attached to the jaw. The natural roots of teeth are better protected against infection. There is a special attachment that attaches the tooth to surrounding bone.
Unfortunately this special attachment does not exist around implants and it is essential to maintain a high level of cleanliness to ensure the tissue around the implant is free of inflammation.

The good news is:-

We have a substantial arsenal at our disposal to combat infection. Here is a list of the weapons against germs and tips on how to use them.

1. Dental tooth brush

You can use a manual one or an electric toothbrush. Recently, sonic toothbrushes have become more and more popular. Most researches show that electric toothbrushes, either oscillating or sonic, can be more effective in removing plaque and are therefore recommended. Whichever you decide to use, please remember to brush not only the visible part of the tooth but also the gum where it connects with the crown. To assure that you do it right, place your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle, in the direction of the gum-tooth junction.

2. Dental floss

Whichever toothbrush you have opted to use it will not penetrate in between your teeth. To clean the implanted tooth you can use dental floss in a similar way to natural teeth. That is, move the floss between the teeth and implant crown and slightly below the gum but do not press down too hard. Underneath implant retained bridges or tooth retained bridges we recommend the use of ‘Superfloss’.

3. Interdental brushes

Whenever there are spaces between your implant and other teeth, interdental brushes can be very effective indeed., Try to use them.

4. Irrigators

There are few on the market; the best known are the ‘ Waterpik’ and Philips ‘Air floss’. Simply place the nozzle between the implants or implant and natural tooth and flush out plaque debris. It works also very well underneath bridges.

5. Professional Hygienist

A well trained Hygienist will check to see if you are doing a good job. They can help you improve your technique and sort out any problems that you may have.


Please remember do not scrub too hard. You should brush your teeth about 2 times per day and for about 2 minutes each time.
Excessive brushing or too much pressure applied to your toothbrush or interdental brush can make your gum recede.

I hope the advice given above has helped but if you still have concerns we are very happy to assist.

No need to search for dental implants telford or dental implants wolverhampton simply type www.shifnaldentalcare.co.uk or click our logo.

Whether in Telford, Wolverhampton or further away Shifnal Dental Care can help with your implant needs.

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