Dental Implant Aftercare – Denver, CO
Get The Most Out Of Your New Investment
Investing your time and money into a beautiful new smile is well worth it, especially if it lasts for 35 or more years. Just like with your natural pearly whites, regularly caring for dental implants can help extend their lifespan. Once we place your customized restoration, our team will provide you with aftercare tips to keep your replacement teeth healthy and functional. We’ve also included some helpful tips below for your convenience. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact our office.
Stick To Your At-Home Oral Hygiene Routine
To prevent the development of gum disease and accumulation of harmful oral bacteria, it’s vital for you to continue brushing twice each day, flossing at least once a day, and rinsing with antibacterial mouthwash. Although your restorations themselves can’t get cavities, it’s still important to maintain the health of your gums, because they are the foundation of your implants. If you have questions about what at-home oral hygiene products you should be using, our team will be more than happy to offer some recommendations.
Avoid Damage Caused By Bruxism
Many of our patients suffer from bruxism, which is a sleeping condition where you grind and clench your teeth. This puts your dental implants at risk of failing due to the routine force that is placed on them. To keep this from happening, it’s important to get a customize mouthguard before your implants are placed. This will cushion the force of nightly grinding and clenching and reduce your risk of implant failure.
Keep Visiting Our Office Every Six Months
Just like before you had dental implants, you’ll need to visit our office every six months for a checkup and cleaning. During your appointment, our team will be able to examine your mouth for any symptoms of implant failure or oral health problems. That way, if we do catch anything, we’re able to quickly treat it before the issue has a chance to become more serious.