Pasadena dental patients who are missing teeth, need to have their teeth removed, or want a total smile makeover, love the prospect of dental implants. These permanent tooth replacement systems, are the most state-of-the-art, natural looking replacement teeth on the dental market today. They are also the healthiest option for your mouth, as the titanium rods that are inserted into your jawbone function as a natural tooth root, stimulating your jawbone growth and preventing bone resorption, or shrinking, from occurring. Finally, with dental implants, San Gabriel Valley patients can eat or chew anything they want without the risk of their implants slipping, sliding or breaking.
While dental implants are designed to last a lifetime, our doctors are also certain to make sure Pasadena patients know that they need to hold up their end of the bargain. You see, just because you have dental implants – even if you have a mouthful of them with no remaining natural teeth – doesn’t mean that practicing proper oral hygiene goes out the window. In fact, to ensure that your dental implants will be successful, it’s more important than ever that you keep up a healthy oral hygiene routine.
Always Keep Your Regular 6-Month Check Ups.
Some Pasadena dental implants patients may think that just because they no longer have natural teeth, they don’t need to see our doctors every 6 months for cleanings and dental check-ups. Nothing could be further from the truth. No matter how many of these prosthetic teeth you have in your mouth, you need to keep your bi-annual appointments to have your gums and dental implants cleaned, and to allow our doctors to inspect your dental implants and examine your mouth, ensuring that jawbone fusion is ongoing.
Keep Up Your Regular Oral Hygiene Routine.
Having dental implants doesn’t mean that Pasadena patients get to skip brushing and flossing. If you have dental implants, you should still brush your teeth twice daily, and floss once a day using a “C” motion to effectively clean in between your teeth. And if you have a history of gum disease, help prevent a case of peri-implantitis by rinsing daily with an antibacterial mouthwash.
What Happens If I Don’t Properly Care for My Dental Implants?
Pasadena patients who don’t properly care for their dental implants are at risk of dental implant failure. This condition occurs when you develop an infection around your implants called peri-implantitis. Don’t waste the time and money you’ve invested in your dental implants. Always make sure to keep your bi-annual appointments with our doctors, and properly care for your implants daily.
Learning More About Dental Implants.
If you have any additional questions about how to properly care for your new prosthetic teeth, we want to know. Call us today with your questions at (626) 792-3161, or schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to have a detailed discussion about proper dental implant care.