Numerous studies show that the success of dental implants is approximately 98%. However, the future success of the implant-supported prosthesis does not only depend largely on maintaining osseointegration, that is, the fusion of the dental implant to the bone, but also on ensuring the health of the rest of the tissues that surround it through a correct maintenance.
Once our dental implant has bonded to the bone, it is necessary to carry out proper care and maintenance of it to make it last a lifetime.
This maintenance may be different for each patient, since we all have hygienic habits, diets, health conditions, various genetic factors that also influence our oral health and that your dentist in Valencia will have to take into account when directing specific care for our dental implants.
However, there are a series of fixed guidelines to be followed by dental implant patients, since they may suffer from gum inflammation, infections, loosening due to use or the passage of time or loss of bone mass. In any case, prevention is always going to be our best asset to prevent future complications.
The days after your implant is placed are the most delicate, since the affected area should not be brushed. But this does not mean that we cannot take care of it, so your dentist in Valencia recommends you do gentle rinses with chlorhexidine mouthwash.
Care after stitches are removed
If maintaining good oral hygiene habits is important, when wearing dental implants it is even more so, since these habits play an essential role in the future life of the implant. The maintenance will remain the same as that of natural teeth. A thorough brushing is recommended after each meal, with particular emphasis on the junction of the gingiva and implant.
It is essential to complete the good brushing with rinses, dental floss or interdental brush. Even if you eat away from home, it is advisable to carry a dental hygiene kit. Consult your dentist in Valencia about the most appropriate brush, paste, interproximal, mouthwash and technique for you.
Listen to your body
Your dentist in Valencia always insists on regular check-ups, partly because the problems that can affect implants are frequently asymptomatic, causing no noticeable pain or discomfort.
However, sometimes we can notice an increase in sensitivity to cold or heat, mobility of the implant or bleeding gums. In this case, the best thing to do is to have our specialist perform a dental check-up to assure us that everything is in order.
It is important that you do not forget to go to your dentist in Valencia to check your implant every six months. You will improve its maintenance and prevent possible rejections and complications not only of the implant, but also of the gums, bone and mucosa.
Periodontal diseases are a frequent cause of loss of teeth, both natural and artificial: implants. Plaque deposits around the implant can cause peri-implant mucositis, an inflammation of the soft tissues similar to gingivitis, which can evolve into peri-implantitis, affecting the stability of the implant, its bone support and finally causing it to fail in the mouth.
For this reason, the revision is usually accompanied by prophylaxis or dental hygiene, which removes the accumulation of tartar and plaque around the implant and under the gum line.
Avoid harmful substances, such as tobacco or alcohol.
A dental implant is a milestone in the oral and general health of the patient. And also a long-term investment that is worth taking care of, so that they are functional for life.
If these simple rules are followed, we will be preserving the health of our implant.
Do you have an oral discomfort and you don’t know how to act? Call us and make your first appointment online or through the phone. 96 3303344 or 96 0500242 or on our page www.clinicadentalponssoria.com and consult with your dentist in Valencia.
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