Caring for your Dental Implants
Scientific tests and long-term surveys have shown that Straumann dental implants have a survival rate of up to 98 %; however an individual’s success rate is greatly influenced by lifestyle and the need for impeccable oral hygiene.
Your new dental implant is the next best thing to natural teeth. Just as with your natural teeth, you have to take very good care of them.
Your dentist will advise you about post-treatment check-ups to avoid infections and ensure the lasting success of your dental implants, and how often you need to visit the dental practice, these visits are usually at intervals of three to six months.
At these visits, your implants, teeth and gums are checked and professionally cleaned, especially in areas which you cannot reach with your home cleaning. Professional cleaning of dental implants is more complex than cleaning natural teeth, which means that it may take longer.
Brush your teeth carefully after every meal and before bed¬time, using an ultra soft toothbrush that you replace regularly.
Use antibacterial toothpaste that can help kill plaque bacteria for longer periods. Clinical research shows that antibacterial toothpaste has a positive effect on dental implant success.