8th January 2021
Do You Have To Brush Dental Implants?
Welcome to the world of dental implants! Here in York, our private dentists are experts in helping restore missing teeth through the art of special tooth implants. Despite being a widespread technology that’s been around for some time, many patients still haven’t heard of it – or don’t know how the treatment works. Here, we’ll answer some common questions about dental implants, including whether to brush them (and care in general), and how long you can expect results to last.
Dental implants in a nutshell
First off, we’ll just explain what dental implants are and how these clever little tooth implants work. After an initial consultation to ensure they’re suitable for your unique smile, our private dentists in York will book you in for your appointment, where we’ll insert a small metal post into the gap. This then attaches to the jaw bone when it heals, providing a secure foundation for the porcelain crown – which is done at a later time, and is the part that resembles the tooth.
Brushing and aftercare
Do you have to brush tooth implants? The short answer is ‘yes’. Many people are surprised that a false tooth needs any care at all, but as well as looking and acting like a real tooth, it can be susceptible to some of the same dental problems. For instance, bacteria and food can still build up on and around it, which could lead to future gum disease. And, without proper care and if gum disease does take hold, there’s the potential to lose your dental implant altogether.
Aftercare, luckily, is straightforward. After the healing has passed and your crown is in place, you’ll be able to brush your dental implant just as you would your natural teeth. It might feel strange initially, but it’s essential in maintaining good hygiene and ensuring it stands the test of time.
Signs of problems
Our dental implants in York are designed to be permanent false teeth – that’s why they heal into the bone. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t come loose or come out altogether. After all, if there’s a problem with the underlying gum or jaw bone, the tooth implant will lose its support and foundation, and could come out, same as a natural tooth could. Look out for signs of bleeding, wobbling or inflammation around the site of the tooth implant.
Preventing the need for dental implants
As a private dentist in York, we know how important it is to focus on prevention wherever possible. That’s why we employ top private dentists at our York-based practice, ensuring your smile is cleaned and cared for to the highest standards, and any problems are detected early.
In the case of missing teeth and dental implants, it’s important to be aware that a good oral care routine is absolutely essential in maintaining your smile and, obviously regular trips to the dentist can also maintain your smile.
Get in touch with Blossom
Talk to our private dentists here in York to see how we could help you with your dental implants. We look forward to hearing from you soon!