Caring for your dental implants in Melbourne

For many people, dental implants are the only way to a healthy, beautiful and functional smile. However, just because you have replacement teeth, it doesn’t mean that they will automatically be taken care of. Dental implants in Melbourne should be maintained carefully along with the rest of your natural teeth.

At High Dental Implants, we want our patients to appreciate the importance of implant aftercare. Your dental implants in Melbourne will only stay healthy and functional if you brush and floss them daily. Moreover, visiting the dentist for check-ups and cleanings is another important aspect of implant aftercare that should not be undermined.

Basic care for dental implants in Melbourne

Dental implants do not require special care. You don’t have to buy special tools to clean them properly; a soft-bristled toothbrush will do the job. However, it is important to go the extra mile and protect them from harm. Brushing and flossing them along with the rest of your teeth is sufficient unless your dentist advises you otherwise. You can also use an antibacterial mouth wash and special endodontic toothbrushes in order to remove food remains and bacteria from between your dental implants.

Unlike natural teeth, dental implants cannot develop cavities because they are not made of tooth enamel. However, they can still suffer from gum disease, therefore, ensuring that your gums are thoroughly clean is another thing to keep in mind with dental implants in Melbourne.

Your dentist is your ally

Check-ups, routine cleanings and maintenance visits are really important when it comes to dental implant maintenance. Your dentist will use special tools to remove plaque and bacteria from between your teeth and ensure that your dental implants are securely held in place. Your dentist will also check that your gums and jawbone are healthy.

Learning to care for your dental implants

If you have dental implants or are considering dental implants in Melbourne, learning as much as possible about them is really important. Our experienced implant dentists will provide you as much information as possible and will offer you tips and advice on how to take good care of your implants.

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.