How do I take care of my implants?
Caring for teeth restored with dental implants is just like caring for your natural teeth: brush, floss and maintain regular dental cleanings and checkups, as scheduled by you and your dentist. Additional cleaning aids also may be recommended to help keeping your teeth healthy at home.
For as long as we can remember dentistry has tried to replace teeth who are lost as natural as possible. Recovery of appearance and functionality like chewing, speaking and laughing are assumptions. Nature has developed a perfect chewing-system that can never be replaced fully by artificial means. But placing an implant in the jaw is closest to nature. Implants are usually made of titanium. There are implants made of other materials that are more commonly used by bio-energetic dentists.Placing implants usually happens under narcotics.
Risks of dental implants and peri-implantitis
In general placing implants is not a dangerous procedure, but taking care of implants is essential to reduce the risk of dental problems from occurring. Because the gum around implants is more sensitive for harmful bacteria, inflammation (peri-implantitis, oral mucositis) will develop with 40% of the patients. A good oral hygiene before, during and after surgery is very important to reduce the risk of developing dental diseases or loosening implants.
Advice from Dr. Peter Blijdorp ‘take care of your implants’
After surgery Dr. Blijdorp recommends rinsing with our mouthwash and the application of bluem oral gel around the implant. About 48 hours after the surgery, you will be able to brush with our toothpaste using a soft toothbrush.
Caring for teeth restored with dental implants is just like caring for your natural teeth: brush, floss and maintain regular dental cleanings and checkups, as scheduled. Additional cleaning aids also may be recommended to help you keep your teeth healthy at home. As is the case with natural teeth, you and your dentist must work as a team to ensure the longevity of your dental implant. While replacement teeth can’t get cavities, they are subject to the same wear-and-tear as natural teeth. Well-placed and well-cared for dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime with the help of bluem® implant care.