How Often Do Dental Implants Need to be Cleaned by Dentists?

How Often Do Dental Implants Need To Be Cleaned By Dentists
August 13, 2019
by FastNewSmile®

Gaining a new smile can significantly boost your confidence. Meeting new people, closing deals, and laughing with loved ones are no longer situations you’d fear or feel self-conscious about, but opportunities to show off your pearly whites. However, keeping your teeth healthy requires routine maintenance and professional cleaning – and that also applies to dental implants.

WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?

From conventional and denture implants (not to be mistaken for dentures) to FastNewSmile®, implants are the best alternative to have healthy teeth that look and feel like the real deal. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or your entire mouth, implants make it easier to live your life to the fullest – eating whatever you like and smiling with confidence. However, not all implants are the same.

Denture implants can be removed and must be replaced every two to ten years. Conventional implants are more sturdy but require follow-up visits to fit correctly. FastNewSmile® is a permanent implant that completely restores your chewing capability. Each of these implant solutions requires routine maintenance and professional cleaning.

DENTAL IMPLANTS MAINTENANCE & CLEANING

Similar to natural teeth, your implants must be maintained and cleaned every single day. The extent of this cleaning varies for each implant, but you’ll typically need a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss or Waterpik.

DENTURE IMPLANTS

To ensure proper cleaning, you must remove all detachable appliances and clean around attachments, artificial teeth, and gum areas two to three times a day. Take time to floss underneath your implant to remove any food that has become stuck to minimize your chances of infection. Before bed, you should remove your denture implant to prevent infection and other complications.

You should visit your dentist every six months to get professional cleanings. Your dentist uses special tools to clean your denture implants properly. During these appointments, your dentist will also check that your mouth tissue and gums are healthy – with an occasional x-ray to verify that the implant is still positioned properly. Clips and other attachments can wear out quickly and are usually replaced once or twice a year.

CONVENTIONAL IMPLANTS

Maintenance for conventional implants is similar to caring for regular teeth because they can’t be removed like denture implants. Brushing two to three times a day paired with flossing in between teeth can prevent inflammation and infections.

Visit your dentist every six months to get professional cleanings using specialized tools for implants. Your dentist will also use these appointments to check that your mouth tissue and gums are healthy. With the proper care and installation, your implants could last a lifetime with minimal to no complications. If your implant isn’t fitting correctly, you may experience pain after the recovery period. You should talk to your dentist to resolve any issues.

FASTNEWSMILE®

The most permanent and less bulky solution, FastNewSmile® requires the same maintenance as regular teeth. Brush them two to three times a day and floss between your teeth to dislodge food and prevent complications – like inflammation and infections.

See your dentist every six months for professional cleaning using specialized implant cleaning tools to keep your gums and mouth healthy. FastNewSmile® implants come with a lifetime warranty – meaning you’ll never have to worry about the look or feel of your smile.

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DENTAL IMPLANT SPECIALIST IN DALLAS-FORT WORTH

If you’re considering dental implants, FastNewSmile can help you. We offer free consultations and use the highest grade of dental implants nationwide. Our FastNewSmile® implant is the least expensive way to get a permanent smile and comes with a lifetime guarantee. We’ll match or beat our competitor’s prices so that you can leave with more than one reason to flash your pearly whites.

To find out about our dental implant options and learn how else we can improve your smile, call us at (214) 521-5900 or schedule an appointment online today.