Implants - what is worth knowing about them?Tips from a SmileClinic specialist
The implant is a small titanium screw, which task is to act as a natural tooth root. Implants, like natural teeth, require proper and careful hygiene. They should be regularly brushed, threaded and dental calculus as well as plaque should be removed. They also require regular check-ups in the dental office.
However, several elements are needed to reconstruct the missing tooth:
- Connector that connects the implant with prosthetic work,
- Prosthetic work, e.g. in the form of a crown, which imitate the natural morphology of the tooth and ensures its proper functioning.
The prosthetic work is connected to the implant with a connector just below the gum line. Due to their structure, implants require patients to be threaded daily and inserting the thread under the gum line, as it does not constitute any barrier to dental plaque.
Implants are currently the best option for people who want to supplement missing teeth. In this post you will find useful information before proceeding with the treatment
Implants and oral hygiene
The bacterial deposit penetrates deeply and if it is not removed on a regular basis, it begins to turn into a growing, hard subgingival calculus, which can lead to inflammation. That is why it is extremely important to systematically remove the dental plaque.
Only dental floss can properly remove dental plaque by gently inserting it under the gum line. Our hygienists teach the correct technique of threading the zones around the implants. They also help in choosing the most suitable products for oral hygiene.
We have special brushes dedicated to implants in our clinic. Thanks to them we can easily remove the bacterial plate in places that are difficult to access. In addition, for people with prosthetic work in the form of bridges, we recommend a special dental floss with a hard tip.
Implants - how to take care of them?
Regular implantological follow-up visits play a particularly important role in caring for implants. We recommend our patients to visit us every six months, so that the dentist is able to intervene early enough for the first signs of inflammation.
Systematic visits to the hygienist office are also the foundation of taking care of implants. During them, our hygienist will detect even the slightest abnormality in oral cavity and, if necessary, will direct the patient to the doctor. In addition, the hygienist will thoroughly remove calculus deposits from gingival pockets, implant surfaces, enamel and then will polish surfaces.