Dental Implant Care
Dental implants are built to be durable and permanent so they can last a lifetime. However, when improperly cared for, they may need to be replaced. To avoid replacement, it is important to make sure you follow the dentists specific guidelines to take care of your implants. Below are some preventative measures that need to be taken:
- Brush your implants at least twice a day.
- Floss your implants at least once a day.
- Schedule and attend your regular professional cleanings.
- Visit Dr. Howard for all needed checkups.
Peri-Implantitus is an infection caused by plaque and bacteria building up on your implant. Infected tissue surrounding an implant can cause a loss of attachment, putting your implant at risk. It can also lead to advanced bone loss. To avoid peri-implantitus, it is critical to maintain proper oral hygiene.