Hygiene Tips for Dental Implants
One or more missing teeth can be replaced with a more permanent option than dentures by our expert in dental implants in North Hollywood. Dental implants attach securely into the jaw bone with a titanium pin or screw. With proper care and oral hygiene, implants can last for many years to come.
There are no special tricks to taking care of dental implants. Caring for implants is just as simple as caring for your natural teeth and just as important. Be sure to brush teeth twice every day with a soft bristled toothbrush and floss between teeth daily. Take special care along the gum line to prevent a buildup of plaque and harmful bacteria that can lead to gingivitis and more serious periodontal gum disease.
While the crown or dental plate attached to the implants does not decay like natural teeth, you may still develop gum disease without proper oral hygiene. While there is no actual connective tissue below the gum line with dental implants, severe gum disease can affect bone tissue and result in actual loss of bone. This can affect the stability and function of the implant.
Proper professional examination is important to keep your implants strong and secure. Regular checkups with our dentist in North Hollywood can help detect problems before they become severe and ensure a healthy mouth. If you may need dental implants or already have them, make an appointment with our dentist for the best treatment recommendations.
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