Dental cleanings are important for everyone, but especially for patients with dental implants. Implants are a valuable investment in long-term oral health and beauty. I encourage patients to protect that investment with professional dental hygiene.
In the first year following dental implant surgery, you’ll visit my office every three months for a comprehensive cleaning, then every three to six months after that. Why so often? The gum tissue surrounding an implant requires specialized care to maintain optimal health and provide a lasting, protective bond with replacement teeth. In addition, we’ll remove your implant crowns every few years for additional cleaning, then re-attach them. Don’t worry – you’ll never be without teeth outside of our office.
Tools and Technology
The hygienist will use state-of-the-art tools to gently clean your dental implant restorations, as well as your natural teeth. Removing plaque, tartar, and hardened food particles deters decay and prevents gum disease, a destructive bacterial infection that can compromise the longevity of dental implants and lead to decreased oral and overall health.