Congratulations! You’ve made a wise investment in your oral health by choosing to replace your missing tooth with a dental implant. An implant not only complements your smile, it also protects the integrity of your oral health. Now that your implant is in place and functioning like your natural tooth, you’ll want to learn how to properly care for it. Here are some helpful tips on caring for dental implants in Wall Township.
Routine Checkups Ensure Longevity
Monitoring the health of your implant with regular dental checkups is the key to ensuring its longevity. Dr. Edward J. Dooley will use yearly x-rays to ensure that your bone is healthy and supporting your implant properly. He will also check to see that the tissue around your implant is healthy, as gum disease is a prime enemy of a dental implant.
Our hygienist is trained to carefully clean around your implant in order to remove that excess plaque and bacteria that lead to infection. She’ll use tools specially designed to protect your implant from damage. Your routine six-month visits are your first line of defense against any issues that might affect your implant.
Consistent Home Care
Your dental implant functions just like your natural tooth did, and this means that you can brush and floss it as you were used to doing before your tooth loss. Be sure to brush at least twice per day and floss at least once. Investing in an electric brush is a good idea as it does the hard work of brushing properly for you, and it’s also gentle around your new tooth.
With regular dental checkups with your implant dentist in Wall Township, and an excellent home care routine; your implant has the potential to last for a lifetime.
Dooley Dental is Your Team
With over 30 years of experience in helping patients restore and maintain their smiles, you can rest assured that the team at Dooley Dental is well equipped to help you make the most of your dental implant. You’ll appreciate the beauty and function your implant provides, and the fact that it’s a sound investment in your confidence and oral health.
Make sure your next implant evaluation is scheduled! Give our office a call today.