Family Dental
Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards, DDS

Caring For Your Dental Implant

March 18, 2017
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Posted By: Dr. Kenneth Edwards
Dental Implants Amherst NH

Congratulations! You've replaced your tooth with a dental implant! This is the best choice for replacing a missing tooth because it restores your tooth and your root, making it a very sound investment in your oral health. Now you just need to know the best way to care for your dental implants in Amherst, NH so you can make the most of your investment.

Consistent Brushing and Flossing

Brushing and flossing have never been more important than with your implant crown, and because it closely mimics your natural tooth, it's very easy to brush and floss just like you were used to. You'll want to brush at least twice per day and floss at least once. Investing in an electric toothbrush is a good idea because it does the hard work of brushing for you, but it's gentle on your gums. It will also time your brushing session to ensure that you're brushing for at least two minutes.

Regular Dental Check-Ups

Being consistent about your six-month preventative cleaning and check-up is also very important for your implant. Dr. Edwards will monitor the health of your implant with yearly x-rays, while our highly skilled hygienist will remove the excess plaque and bacteria from your mouth that can harm your implant.

With excellent home care and consistent check-ups with Dr. Edwards, your implant has the potential to last for many years, and even a lifetime in some cases.

If you haven't made the choice to reclaim your smile with a dental implant yet, Dr. Edwards is happy to determine if it's the right treatment for your needs. Missing teeth negatively impact your oral health and will eventually lead to bone loss, and even more tooth loss, so it's a good idea to think about replacing your tooth as soon as you can. Contact Family Dental Care today to learn more about your options.

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