Sullivan Dental Center

The Tools You Need to Care for Dental Implants

Dental Implants St. Francisville, LADental implants provide the best solution to tooth loss to date. Previously, the best that was possible was to replace teeth. This sounds ideal, right? We need our teeth. What had been discovered over the years of relying on dentures and bridges for tooth replacement was that we also need roots. To have teeth but no roots mean to struggle with instability and bone loss. Why suffer when you don’t have to?

We are proud to offer dental implant treatment in our St. Francisville office. It is gratifying to see how the fullest extent of tooth restoration can change a person’s life for the better. Because we want every one of our patients to gain a lifetime of oral health after tooth replacement, we want to discuss a few of the tools that are beneficial for implant care.

Most people who are considering tooth replacement treatment that involves dental implants are excited to know what life will look like after their procedure. At the same time, there may also be a degree of uncertainty. Usually, this revolves around questions about the maintenance of implants. We hope that this sets your mind at ease: oral care for dental implant success is the same as it is for natural teeth.

To maximize the care, you give to your mouth; you may want to arm yourself with the following tools:

  • Of course, you need a toothbrush to take care of your teeth! What we may recommend is that you consider a sonic or electric toothbrush as an alternative to a regular, manual brush. These tools vibrate in a manner that may be more efficient at disrupting debris before plaque can develop.
  • Most people are well aware that they need to floss if they want to prevent gum disease. This inflammatory condition threatens the oral health, and it also threatens the stability of implants in the jawbone. Rather than relying on standard floss, many people can benefit from the use of a flossing tool that holds the string and also eases the reach to the back of the mouth.
  • Water flosser. A water flosser, or oral irrigator, has demonstrated effectiveness at preventing plaque buildup that can lead to gum disease. This dental tool has a water reservoir into which water can be enhanced with antibacterial solutions such as grapefruit seed extract.
  • Rinsing with mouthwash isn’t all about keeping the breath minty-fresh. The right product can also decrease the activity of bacteria in the mouth that may cause gum inflammation. Talk with your dentist about appropriate oral rinse products for dental implants.

Your St. Francisville dentist can help you restore form and function with dental implants. For more information, call 225-635-4422.

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