How to Care for Implants and Bridges

by | Oct 3, 2022 | Dental Implants

Whether you have natural teeth, implants, or bridges, dental care is important to keep your smile healthy and bright. Here’s how to care for implants and bridges to keep your smile looking and feeling its very best.

Your New Smile

One of the greatest innovations in modern dentistry is restorative dentistry solutions. Thanks to implants and bridges, many people who have suffered from dental issues like tooth decay can enjoy the benefits of a beautiful and healthy smile.

One important part of having a new smile, is learning how to care for your implants and bridges so that you can keep your new smile looking bright and feeling great.

The Importance of Dental Hygiene

The first thing to know about how to care for implants and bridges is that it’s critical to keep them free of food debris, plaque, and other residue — just like your natural teeth. The best way to do this is typically to brush after each meal with a soft bristled toothbrush and toothpaste and to floss daily.

While implants function just like natural teeth, if you have bridges it may take some practice to get used to cleaning around your new dental appliance. Don’t be afraid to ask your dentist to demonstrate the best way to do this or to ask for recommendations on the best tools to use. They might have suggestions for new tools that can help make your dental care routine not only easier, but also more effective.

It’s also important to visit your dentist regularly for an exam and cleaning. These are typically recommended every 6 months, but if you have a history of gum disease or dental decay, your dentist might recommend them every 3-4 months to help ensure that your new smile stays its healthiest.

How a Periodontist Can Help

Visiting the dentist with implants and bridges can feel like a brand new experience. It’s important to have a dentist who understands the unique challenges you might face. A periodontist who specializes in implants and bridges can help you navigate this new experience smoothly and without needless worry so that you can simply enjoy your new smile to the fullest!

Call our Bethlehem, PA, dental office to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.