While tooth replacement devices are necessary and practical, they also call for major adjustments when it comes to oral hygiene. Any dental appliance that prevents clear access to the gumline means that you will have to use special flossing techniques and tools.
On the other side, dental implant doesn’t require any special flossing technique or additional tools for maintaining your oral hygiene. You can treat dental implant just like you would any other tooth and brush and floss like you usually do. This is possible due to the nature of dental implants – they are almost the same as biological teeth. They are not connected to other teeth, the titanium implant is their only connection to the bone as it acts like a real, natural root.
While you do not need to undertake any special care when you have dental implants, you still need to visit your dentist twice a year for regular check-ups. You want to make sure any dental issues will be prevented on time, like gum disease, as it can cause dental implant failure and lead to further complications.
Even though you do not need to take special care of your dental implant, it is advisable that you mention it to your dentist. This is because different approach or different instruments may be needed to clean your teeth in the dental implant area.
Another advantage of dental implants is that they do not affect your diet at all. They are much more resilient than dentures and bridges since they are connected directly to the jaw bone. While they can endure a lot, they have their limit too so don’t try to experiment and chew on hard objects. Treat them like you would any other teeth and brush them and floss regularly.
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