With dental implants, it's great to be able to chew with comfort and have a confidence in your smile again. Good oral hygiene keeps your implants in shape while also allowing your gums, jaws, and remaining natural teeth to remain clean and healthy.
Caring for your new dental implants means taking extra time and effort to clean them regularly and have routine dental checkups.
Cleaning your dental implants
You will need to floss your new dental implants more than you flossed before.
Chewing Comfortably Again!
Once your prosthesis is stable, you'll be able to eat almost anything you'd like. To avoid causing any damage to you new dental implants it is wise to stay away from chewing on ice, pencils, or other hard objects. No other metal objects, other than silverware, should be put into your mouth.
Routine Check - Ups
At least twice a year your dental implants should be checked as you see your hygienist. At this checkup the doctor and the hygienist will check your prosthesis to see how well it fits your mouth, make repairs, and clean the abutments. At least once a year the stability of the anchors and the health of your jaws and gums should also be checked.
Any other special instructions will be given to you by Dr. Bains at the time of your visit.