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Dental Implant Care 101

As one of the best implant dentists in Montreal, Dre Nathalie Kadoch takes great pride in helping her patients achieve smiles they’re happy to show the world.

Dental implants are a great solution for people who have suffered damage to their natural teeth or have places where teeth are missing. The process of placing dental implants has become a regular part of many dentists’ days, but the standard aftercare that’s required needs to be adhered to by the patient.

1. Brushing

Caring for your dental implants is very similar to the oral hygiene you would practice without the implants. You should still brush in the morning and before you go to bed. It’s also important to brush after each meal to ensure you don’t allow plaque to build up along your gum lines.

Your tools may be different from those, which you would use with natural teeth, as you’ll want to use elements that are gentle, yet effective.

  • Toothbrush. Motorized toothbrushes are designed to oscillate and rotate in ways such that they get into the places you may not be able to reach with a manual toothbrush. If you’re using a manual brush, opt for soft bristles that won’t harm the surface of your implants (or the natural enamel of your other teeth).
  • Toothpaste. Tartar-control toothpaste that’s formulated with low-abrasive ingredients is best for keeping implants looking their finest.

2. Floss Only Around Natural Teeth

If you’ve gotten dental implants, you may already be experiencing a receding gum line, so it’s important to keep your gums as healthy as possible from this point forward.

Flossing is necessary for healthy gums and could prevent peri- implantis.

3. Use Interdental Devices Around Your Implants

Your dentist will likely recommend interdental devices that clean the spaces between your gums and implants properly. These tools are usually brushes that have soft bristles on all sides. In more complex cases, dentists may recommend oral irrigation devices that utilize water to disrupt plaque and rinse it away.

Like most medical procedures, you’ll want to be sure you talk to your dentist to ensure you understand everything you need to know about your future dental implants.

When you’re ready, schedule your initial consultation with one of the best implant dentists in Montreal. Our team can’t wait to meet you!