Planning Self-Care after a Dental Implant: Your Guide
The decision to restore your smile with a dental implant is one of the smartest investments you can make in your oral health! Dental implants in Irvine, CA replace both your root and your tooth, which is the best choice for your oral health and your confidence.
Now that you're moving forward with implant dentistry, you'll want to know how to properly care for your implant so you can make the most of your investment. Here's how you can take care of your implant after it's completed.
Consistent Home Care
The good news is that your implant closely mimics your natural tooth, so you'll be able to brush and floss normally as you were used to doing before.
You'll want to floss carefully around your implant, and be sure to brush twice a day. Keeping your implant clean is important to avoid infection. Implants are a successful and reliable treatment. They boast a 95% success rate, with most failures being caused by infection.
Routine Dental Checkups
Dr. Robertson will carefully monitor your implant through yearly x-rays and six-month examinations. X-rays will ensure that your implant and bone are both healthy. Routine examinations will also ensure that your implant is functioning properly.
When you follow an excellent home care routine and have consistent dental checkups, your implant has the potential to last for many years and even a lifetime in most cases.
Our Team Will Support You
Dr. Robertson and his team are ready to support you throughout your implant treatment from start to finish – and after. It's an exciting time when your smile has been restored, and we're happy to be your partners in achieving optimum oral health!