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Caring for your dental implants

If you are considering dental implants in London and are wondering what to expect when it comes to caring for your new teeth, Moor Park Dental is here to shed some light on how to properly care for your dental implants.

The good news is that caring for your dental implants in London is not much different than caring for your natural teeth. If a single tooth is being placed over your implanted post, the result is not much different from having a dental crown. If, on the other hand, the implant is being used to support a span of multiple missing teeth, the replacement device will be more like a dental bridge or denture that is permanently attached to the mouth and this may require a different oral hygiene routine.

Dental Implants in LondonRoutine oral habits

After your dental implants in London, twice daily brushing is recommended, as well as daily flossing, for starters. Your dentist at Moor Park Dental may recommend a particular type of toothbrush, floss or other appliance for keeping teeth and gums healthy and getting in small spaces left between the replacement teeth and the gum line.

Other than that, there is not usually much else you have to do that is much different to caring for your original teeth. Of course, we recommend you should stick to a schedule of regular preventative care appointments; during which, your dentist will ensure that your oral health remains high.

Professional cleanings and x-rays will typically take place at these appointments, as well as a general check-up by the dentist that all is as it should be. This will help to detect small problems before they become more major issues and should not be avoided.

Since replacement teeth used for your dental implants in London are made of a material that is different than the natural tooth structure, they are not subject to the same bacteria that can harm natural teeth and lead to tooth decay. However, care still needs to be taken to ensure that the surrounding natural teeth remain healthy, as well as the underlying gums and bone. Proper oral hygiene and routine dental visits to Moor Park Dental will help to ensure that your dental implants in London last for a long time, potentially for a lifetime.