Here at The Hamptons Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we listen carefully and consider each patient’s unique needs while suggesting tooth replacement options. One of these options is dental implants, which are metal posts or screws that are surgically positioned into the jawbone to support an artificial tooth.
If you have been advised that you need dental implants — or if you already have them — it is very important that you understand how to keep them in good condition. In this post, Dr. Darian Hampton discusses how to care for your dental implants to ensure you get the most out of your new teeth.
When Are Dental Implants Needed?
Dental implants are a perfect option for patients who have lost a tooth due to physical trauma, periodontal disease or any other reason. They can restore normal speech and chewing function and keep the jawbone stimulated, among other long-lasting oral health benefits.
Unique Care for Dental Implants
Not every dental implant situation is the same, and that’s what makes us at The Hamptons Family & Cosmetic Dentistry passionate about providing custom care for our patients. There are two types of dental implants: endosteal (in the jawbone) and subperiosteal (on the jawbone), and each may require Dr. Hampton to suggest different home care, special instructions and uniquely recommended cleansing products and tools.
Daily Cleansing Routine for a Lasting, Bright Smile
Taking care of your dental implants is vital for longevity. Treat your dental implants as you would your natural teeth. Dr. Hampton will give you the right insight and recommendations regarding proper home care and how to practice good oral hygiene daily — like brushing twice daily with low-abrasive toothpaste, flossing with the proper dental tape, using a water flosser or interdental brush, rinsing with our dentist-recommended mouthwash, and visiting The Hamptons Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for regular dental exams and cleanings. Taking these simple steps will ensure your dental implants last a lifetime.
To learn more about dental implants or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hampton, please contact us today.