Full-Arch implants in Wethersfield are an excellent solution to treat significant tooth loss in the upper or lower jaw. You won’t need a dental implant to replace each tooth. Instead, your denture is attached to only a few implant posts. You’ll enjoy unmatched stability while benefiting from a treatment that has over a 95% success rate with the right aftercare. You can protect your investment and ensure your new smile lasts by caring for your Full-Arch implants every day using a few simple tips.
The biggest threat to the longevity of your dental implants is a preventable infection called peri-implantitis. It’s caused by bacteria found in plaque and tartar. You can help keep it at bay by brushing your teeth at least twice daily.
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. Whether manual or electric, clean all surfaces of your replacement teeth. For the hard-to-reach areas, like around your implants, consider an interdental brush, which can be used similarly to floss. Another option is a sulcus brush. It is only about one-third of the size of a traditional toothbrush, making it easy to clean the edges of your bridge or denture.
Even the best brushing techniques can’t clean everywhere in your mouth. Harmful bacteria and food particles can linger in your mouth, leading to dental implant failure. Nightly flossing is crucial to removing anything left behind by your toothbrush. Your dentist recommends flossing at least once a day. Although traditional floss is effective, you might find a threader or water flosser easier to target trapped debris.
Besides brushing and flossing, adding a mouthrinse to your oral hygiene routine can be beneficial to clean bacteria from your mouth. Use an antimicrobial mouthwash twice a day to kill bacteria that can lead to gum disease. Overall, it can improve your oral health and reduce the risk of irritation, swelling, and infection.
4. Visit Your Dentist
In addition to your home oral hygiene habits, it’s also important to visit your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Your dental hygienist will eliminate any buildup despite brushing and flossing. They will also make suggestions regarding how to improve your oral hygiene habits at home in between your routine visits. Your dentist will conduct a thorough examination to look for any concerns, like an infection. Quick detection allows your dentist to intervene to prevent the problem from worsening to lower your risk of dental implant failure. If you develop any issues in between your semi-annual appointments, don’t hesitate to contact your dentist.
A proactive approach to your oral health can ensure your Full-Arch implants thrive for a lifetime.
About Dr. Thomas C. Dolan
Dr. Dolan has over 30 years of experience in dentistry. He earned his dental degree at the New York University College of Dentistry. He regularly continues his training to provide the latest solutions in dentistry, like dental implants. If you’re ready to replace your missing teeth, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.