Daily care, maintenance, and making a beautiful thing last.
Daily care. You have to take care of dental implants. Just like you have to take care of natural teeth. Maybe even better. Daily brushing and flossing twice a day, at a minimum. Cleaning after meals is especially important. Basically, you want to do everything you can to keep your implants clean and plaque-free. Use all the tools at your disposal:
- A soft electric toothbrush
- Low-abrasive, tartar-control toothpaste
- Dental floss for cleaning around abutments
- Antimicrobial mouth rinses (if recommended)
- Inter-dental brushes or aids for removing food between implants/teeth—a Pristine favorite!
- Regular professional cleanings as recommended by your dentist and periodontist
Maintenance Period. After your implant is restored, we’ll continue to work with you to help make sure the gums and bone surrounding it are healthy. With follow-up check-ups every six months for a year and then checkups at recommended intervals.
Making a beautiful thing last. You’ll also see your general dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups. Taking care of your whole mouth is more important than ever. And your dentist is key to helping us preserve an ideal outcome over time.
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