How do you maintain your dental implants? The ultimate guide! 

When you invest in dental implants, you are investing in more than just your smile. You are taking a step toward better oral health and self-confidence. Like natural teeth, dental implants require careful care. In this guide, we’d like to give you some expert tips on how to take care of your dental implants, so they last for years and continue looking their best.

How do you care for your dental implants on a daily basis? 

Your daily routine should include gentle but thorough cleaning. Use a soft toothbrush to brush twice daily, and a non-abrasive toothpaste to protect your dental implants from scratching. 

In addition, daily flossing is crucial! Use floss made specifically for implants or a water flosser to remove food particles and plaque around the implants.

How do you prevent problems after implant placement?

After the placement of your implants, it is important to prevent any inflammation. Don’t smoke, avoid hard and sticky foods, and take extra care with your oral hygiene. 

Follow all instructions from your implantologist and schedule regular checkups to ensure your implants stay in tip-top shape. 

What is the importance of professional cleaning and maintenance?

It is essential to visit a dentist or dental hygienist at least twice a year for a professional cleaning. These cleanings remove stubborn plaque that you cannot reach at home. Regular cleanings help prevent peri-implantitis, an inflammation that can affect implants.

How do you ensure that your dental implants last for years?

The long-term success of your implants depends on how consistent you are with care and maintenance. 

Protect your implants, for example from teeth grinding, with a custom-made night guard. As much as possible, avoid harmful habits such as smoking and using toothpicks that can damage gums.

Conclusion: your smile deserves the best care!

Your dental implants have a long life, provided proper care and attention. By following our important advice, you can enjoy the many benefits of your dental implants and maintain a healthy, radiant smile.

Are you looking for professional advice on your dental implants, or would you like to discuss your options? Contact specialist Doctor Frank Vanhove here!

Doctor Frank Vanhove has more than 20 years of experience as an oral-, jaw- and facial surgeon. Today he focuses exclusively on implantology. Dr. Frank Vanhove is the specialist in the field of dental prostheses and implants. He and his team place implants and a fixed and provisional dental bridge, in one day. So you can walk out the same day with a radiant smile.

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