Taking Care of Your Dental Implants

pittsburgh-dental-implantsWhen it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are quickly becoming a favored alternative to dental bridges and dentures. Still, because getting a dental implant requires some surgery, the implant dentistry process can take longer than the process for a bridge or dentures, but afterward you will have teeth that look like, feel like, and function like the real thing. Be aware that while implants are made of durable materials, they are subject to the same everyday wear and tear as your real teeth and need the care of an experienced dentist just like your other teeth.

To keep your dental implants healthy, you should follow a care regimen much like you would for taking care of your real teeth:

  • Brush twice a day for at least two minutes at a time
  • Floss at least once a day
  • Use an antibacterial mouthwash
  • Keep regular dental appointment for checkups

One thing to keep in mind is that immediately after having your dental implant’s crown and abutment are in place to strengthen the implant’s stability with your existing teeth, you may want to avoid crunchy and hard foods for a while as you get used to your implant. After that though, it’s business as normal for you and your implants.

To find out if dental implants are right for you, please contact Dentonics by calling 412-487-6910 today to schedule a free cosmetic dentistry consultation. We serve patients througout Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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