Good oral hygiene is essential before, during, and after the placement of dental implants to protect the health of the prosthesis and surrounding tissue.
Our team of hygienists and therapists are here to help implant patients learn the most suitable home oral hygiene regimen, for example, establishing whether to clean underneath a fixed implant bridge.
Peri-implantitis is a condition that can develop if dental implants are not looked after properly at home. This is when the bone or gum around the implant becomes inflamed, and it can result in the implant failing.
This outcome is usually the result of failure to follow the recommended maintenance regime, which every patient undergoing implant treatment is given.
By cleaning dental implants through brushing and flossing you can reduce the risks of problems. Failure is uncommon, yet long term maintenance is essential to ensure your investment remains a healthy part of your mouth, and a healthy implant can protect other teeth from movement, wear and bone loss, so protecting your implant is really protecting your whole oral health.
Regular sessions with our hygienist will ensure that you are maintaining your implants, crowns and bridges in the healthiest possible way, and we will advise you of the most effective maintenance before and after implant treatment.