Many of our patients, after undergoing implantology treatment, question how to clean and maintain their dental implants. Although a priori it is a complicated task, the truth is that it is a fairly simple act to carry out.
At Gross Dentistas we are aware of the possible doubts that may arise regarding this matter. For this reason, throughout this article we will try to answer all the details of interest about this treatment as much as possible.
What is a dental implant?
Before finding out how to clean and maintain dental implants, it is essential to know what it is and what it consists of.
Dental implants correspond to a dental treatment that consists of replacing a seriously damaged or already lost tooth, with another that simulates being a natural tooth.
In this sense, for said replacement part to fulfill its function, it is essential that it has a root. The material used is a titanium screw, since it is very easy for our body to integrate and is highly durable.
How to properly clean and maintain dental implants?
For several years, dental implants have become a treatment that provides an effective, long-lasting and safe solution to the loss of any piece. However, in order for them to last for a long time, it is essential to take an exhaustive care of them.
As we have mentioned before, the material used is 100% biocompatible with the body. To prevent dental implants from failing or having a limited duration, we recommend that you carry out the following care.
Oral hygiene habits at home
Just as it can occur without implants, food can accumulate between the teeth and, with it, create what we call bacterial plaque, an element that is very harmful to oral health.
As a prevention method, the ideal is to brush your teeth after each meal for a duration of around two minutes. At the end of brushing, it is advisable to use dental floss to adequately clean the interproximal spaces. Similarly, it is beneficial to use interdental brushes and/or dental irrigators.
Cleaning of dental implants
There are hardly any differences between how to clean natural teeth and dental implants. However, in the latter you will have to pay more attention after dinner.
It is important to remove the remains of food retained between the teeth or between the teeth and implanted crowns.
Why is it important to clean dental implants?
For the results of implantology to last for a long period of time, cleaning and maintenance of dental implants is essential. Although the most common way is to do it at home, it is essential to go to the professional dentist, both to keep track of them and to clean below the gum.
Otherwise, certain complications or harmful inconveniences could occur, such as: The accumulation of bacterial plaque, peri-implantitis or the failure of the dental implant.
At Gross Dentistas we are specialists in implantology
Now that you know how to clean and maintain dental implants, we want to remind you that at our clinic, Gross Dentistas, we are experts in implantology treatments. In addition to said treatment, we are also specialists in orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, among others.
If you want more information about the cleaning and maintenance of dental implants or about any other topic, we remind you that you can contact us directly. Our team will be happy to help and assist you.