The Importance of Dental Implant Care

Good oral hygiene is crucial to protect your implant. The greatest effort to remove plaque bacteria every day requires special effort. This means that in addition to regular dental check-ups, you also need to brush your teeth regularly, use dental floss regularly, and use an interdental brush to clean the gap between teeth (called the interdental space). The use of antibacterial toothpaste will help to minimize plaque reduction and continue to kill plaque after brushing.

You spend a lot of time and money on dental implants, so it is important to implement good oral hygiene and planting care to avoid complications that may lead to implantation failure. If you lose the implant, there is no guarantee that your teeth can be restored.

Insufficient oral hygiene can lead to loss of implants. If the oral hygiene is insufficient, the bacteria on the surface of the implant will multiply to harmful levels. This can cause inflammation of the gums, called mucositis. If left untreated, bone loss around the implant can result, causing inflammation around the implant.

Peri-implantitis (inflammation associated with bone loss around the implant) can be compared to periodontitis; both diseases are caused by similar bacteria. This is why untreated periodontitis increases the risk of implant failure. Like periodontitis, peri-implantitis can cause fracture of the patella. This causes the implant to lose its anchoring and become loose. Peri-implantitis is actually the most common cause of implant loss.

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