The best thing about dental implants is their ability to create restorations to replace lost teeth that closely mimic their healthy, natural structures. This gives your restoration a level of comfort and stability that more closely matches that of your healthy, natural teeth. It also creates a wide range of additional benefits throughout the life of your restoration, one of which is being able to care for your new smile almost as easily as you should care for your healthy teeth.
What makes dental implants special
The defining difference between dental implant restorations and more traditional bridges and dentures is the fact that implants come with prosthetic, root-like posts to support them. The dental implant posts are designed for your jawbone to heal to their surfaces. Once they’re placed, they can be used to support your restoration in a similar way that roots support your natural teeth. This eliminates many of the things that can complicate caring for a restoration, such as the restoration being supported by nearby teeth, like a traditional bridge, or having to clean around hidden clasps, as with a partial denture.
The daily care of your implant restoration
With a restoration that more closely mimics your natural tooth structures, caring for your smile on a daily basis is also similar to caring for your healthy teeth. For instance, oral bacteria can gather along the restoration and along the gum line, which will need to be cleaned carefully with your toothbrush and floss every day. The restoration may not be harmed by the bacteria, but they can lead to gum disease around the restoration and implant post that erodes their support. We might recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush and minimally abrasive toothpaste to minimize any wear on your restoration as you brush it every day.
The need for routine professional maintenance
In addition to cleaning your teeth and restoration every day, it’s also important to stick to a routine schedule of preventive dental visits. Regular checkups and cleanings are still necessary to controlling calcified buildups of oral bacteria, known as tartar, that you can’t remove with your toothpaste and water. Your preventive exams also give your dentist or dental health specialist the chance to routinely check your implant restoration and ensure it still remains secure and stable.
Learn more about caring for dental implants
After receiving your dental implant restoration, preserving your smile still requires daily hygiene and regular dental care. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414. We proudly serve the residents of Ft. Worth, Dallas, Southlake, and all surrounding communities.