Caring for Your New Dental Implant
Getting dental implant treatment is exciting!
Filling the gap in your smile with a long-lasting dental implant is one of the best investments you can make in the future of your oral health and your smile.
Chances are that you will want to care for your dental implant in the best way possible, but you might not be sure about the best approach. Fortunately, caring for your dental implant is convenient and very similar to the ways you would care for your natural teeth.
We offer dental implants in our Chico, CA dental office along with all of aftercare information you might need. Here are some tips for caring for your dental implant:
Practice Diligent Home Care
You might think it’s ok to occasionally skip brushing or flossing. Bacteria reproduces rapidly, however, and can spread throughout your mouth. This can cause an infection faster than you might think. Regular home care habits keep these problems under control and remove plaque from your teeth before it hardens into tartar.
Be Sure to Visit Your Dentist and Hygienist
One of the best ways you can support the longevity of your dental implant (and your remaining teeth) is to have regular exams and dental cleanings. An exam allows our dentist to monitor the health of your teeth, gums, and bite. A dental cleaning removes tartar that collects between dental appointments. Tartar harbors bacteria and can irritate your gums, causing an infection.
Report Any Changes to Your Oral Health
You know your body best. If something ever seems off to you, let us know right away.
Not every dental condition has dramatic symptoms or causes pain. If you notice even subtle changes where your oral health is concerned, letting your dentist know right away is the best approach. That way, we can rule out anything that might put your dental implant at risk.
If you have unanswered questions about caring for your teeth, general dentistry, or dental implants, contact our Chico, CA dental office. Our knowledgeable team is always here to help.