How To Take Care Of Your Dental Implants?

By Cary J. Limberakis, DMD
August 06, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dr. Cary L. Limberakis is a popular Jenkintown dentist who is happy to offer dental implants to his patients with cosmetic problems. Many patients are excited to finally have their implants—they are a permanent solution for missing teeth that look and feel great. Once Dental Implantsyou have your implants, it's important to take care of them in order to keep them for as long as possible (preferably for life). Learn how to properly care for your tooth implants so that they are long-lasting.

What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is placed in your jaw to perform the function of a tooth’s root. A crown is placed on top that blends right in with the rest of your smile. To understand the concept of a dental implant, think of what happens when you place a plant in soil. Over time, the roots of the plant incorporate with the soil and form a firm bond. In similar fashion, when a dental implant is inserted into your jaw, it eventually is incorporated into the bone tissue. Now that it is a part of your mouth, it’s important that you show it the same care and attention as you would give to your natural teeth.

Caring for Implants
Caring for a dental implant requires the same attention and regularity as caring for your original teeth. You must brush at least twice per day as recommended by the American Dental Association, but it is also crucial that you floss daily and rinse with mouthwash to keep your gums healthy. As cavities can’t affect the crown, the biggest concern that your Jenkintown dentist will likely have is keeping the implant free from gum disease.

Benefits of Good Dental Care
With good dental care, an implant can last for many decades—that dental care also includes keeping up with regular appointments for cleanings. After getting your implants, go in for a follow-up appointment as recommended by your dentist, and then schedule your next two bi-annual appointments in advance for cleanings.

Call Dr. Limberakis' Office
Whether you've already gotten an implant or are thinking about having one placed in the near future, call Dr. Limberakis' Jenkintown office at (215) 886-8866 for an appointment to discuss your case. The practice's goal is to provide patients with modern dental solutions and high-quality care while keeping them fully informed about their dental health.

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