The way in which we approach tooth replacement has changed significantly over the past few decades. In this time, patients who have replaced missing teeth with dental implants have experienced better restoration than is possible with dental bridges or dentures.
Dental implant treatment is designed for the lifelong replacement of a missing tooth or teeth. In this two-step process, full mouth dental implants can restore function and beauty for the patient who has lost all of his or her teeth. Our Los Angeles dental practice has a vast wealth of knowledge and expertise to help you discover the benefits of dental implants first-hand.
By using dental implants, your dentist is able to rebuild the natural tooth structure from the root. This design allows continual stimulation to jawbone tissue, preserving youthful facial contours and clear speech. The materials are biocompatible, as well as corrosion-resistant. This resistance, however, does not provide a guarantee of success. Proper oral care is a vital part of long-term dental implant success.
Oral hygiene is the most important factor in maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Should you have dental implant treatment, you will no longer have to be concerned over the development of cavities. However, oral hygiene is still critical to gum health, as the gums and underlying bone tissue are the foundation for strong, functional dental implants.
During routine dental check-ups, which should continue for the patient with full mouth dental implants, your dentist or hygienist can advise you on brushing techniques excellent for the elimination of harmful bacteria that can cause irritation and infection to gum tissue. Between dental visits, optimal oral health is sustained with twice a day brushing. This could be with a standard, soft-bristled toothbrush, or an electric toothbrush that does the work for you. Brushing should continue for two minutes, and it should be followed up with flossing and an antiseptic mouthwash. These practices for dental implants are no different from those for the maintenance of natural teeth.
Downtown Dental is serious about the fight against gum disease. We take professional care a step further, providing testing to our patients that will show us the precise types of bacteria that are present. When we know the specifics of your mouth, we can create a management plan tailored to the inherent nature of your needs.
Enjoy the longevity that comes with dental implants with excellent oral hygiene and help from your Los Angeles dentist. Contact Downtown Dental for your next visit.