If you’ve received dental implants, you will already be aware there’s little difference between how they function compared with your natural teeth. After only a few short months the bone in your jaw will have fused to your implant, creating a strong stable structure for your tooth replacements to be attached to. Your gum should be healed and you can look forwards to a long-lived solution to tooth loss.
This is why, at Tiwari Watson Dental care, we believe dental implants in Glasgow are the best solution for replacing lost teeth. It is an investment, however, and you should take care of your implants. As your implantologist, Joseph Watson or David Chan will have provided you with aftercare consultations and advice, ensuring your dental implant has successfully integrated into your jawbone and your gums have healed. They will also have given you advice on how smoking and bad oral hygiene habits could undermine your implants. Here’s a quick glance guide on what you should do now and how to take care of your implants.
Brushing and flossing
As you are aware, you do not need to take out your replacement teeth, even if they are dentures. However, you do need to clean them very carefully, including your surrounding gums, and around the ‘false’ tooth. You can do this during your normal oral hygiene routine, brushing and flossing your replacement teeth along with your natural teeth. If you’re at all concerned, don’t hesitate to contact us and we can show you correct techniques.
What toothpaste can I use?
Again, you may be thinking you need specialist equipment or toothpaste in order to clean your replacement teeth. Your dental implant in Glasgow, should be fully integrated into your gum and jawbone, so you don’t need to be concerned with cleaning this part. However, your crown, bridge or denture, having been made from porcelain or resin, and can scratch easily. So it may be worth investing in low-abrasive toothpastes. Nothing else is required.
Visiting us regularly
Attending your 6-month hygiene checks is important for your dental implant as well as your oral health. Do visit us regularly so we can spot any infections or issues, keeping your implant in tip-top condition.