Teeth Implants in Melbourne are becoming more and more popular. Dental implants provide a permanent solution to a missing tooth, but just like your natural teeth, they need to be looked after and cared for to stay healthy. As an experienced dental implant dentist in Melbourne, we see many patients who have come in after getting a tooth implant here in Melbourne but not sure how to clean it properly. Luckily, experienced Melbourne dental implant surgeons are trained in making seamless, easy-to-clean implants that can be cleaned just like your natural teeth.
Just like your natural teeth, they need to be cared for on a regular basis. Remember that smoking, uncontrolled diabetes, and drug use can also affect the gum and bone health, which can affect the long-term success rates of implants. Here are some other tips and tricks to keep your implant healthy:
- Flossing matters! We know we sound like a broken record, but flossing is so important to your gum health, even when you have an implant. The health of your gum keeps the abutment of the implant hidden and natural-looking and also prevents decay that can lead to bone loss around the bone that supports the implant.
- You guessed it: brushing, too. Implants get plaque build-up just like teeth, and regular tooth brushing keeps plaque away. When plaque leads to tartar, gingivitis, or gum disease, that can be bad news for the gum and bone health around your dental implant.
- Get an overnight splint. Many people chip or wear down their teeth and dental implants by grinding their teeth in their sleep. Implants can wear just like your natural teeth and need to be protected. Plus, a natural tooth fracture from constant clenching or grinding in your sleep can lead to the need for another extraction and implant! Professionally made overnight mouthguards can be custom fitted for you right here in our office and will save you costly repairs, crowns, and fractures over a lifetime.
- Look after your health. Uncontrolled diabetes and smoking greatly increase the risk of implant failure over the long term as these sorts of patterns affect your dental health as much as it does full body health.
If you’re looking for an implant dentist in Melbourne or have gotten your dental implant in Melbourne CBD and want to meet Dr. Helen, remember that she books full hour consultations to discuss one-on-one and answer questions you may have about getting implants or taking care of your existing implants to ensure they last a lifetime.