General and Cosmetic Dentistry

How do I care for my dental implants?

One of the many benefits of dental implants is that they are easy to care for. Unlike dentures, which wearers need to remove for cleaning—many people envision the dentures in the glass of water at the bedside—you can care for dental implants the same way you do your natural teeth.

When you opt for dental implants in Kew East, VIC to replace one or more missing teeth, our dentist will provide you with instructions for maintaining your oral health. These include:

  • Brushing and flossing on the same schedule as with your natural teeth: twice a day for brushing and once a day for flossing (usually at bedtime.
  • Avoiding biting into hard lollies or ice, and never using your teeth as tools.
  • Visiting your dentist for routine examinations and cleans. Although your dental implants cannot develop tooth decay, you are still vulnerable to gum disease. Only your dentist can tell for sure if you are maintaining good gum health.

If you would like to learn more about dental implants in Kew East, VIC we welcome your call to our dental surgery. Our patients who have opted for dental implants like them so much, they often say their only regret is that they didn’t get them sooner.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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