Receiving dental implants after dealing with tooth loss can prove to be one of the most exciting endeavors of your life. However, once your implants are in place and have been restored, it’s very important that you don’t become too distracted or sidetracked by their presence. In fact, the best approach you can take is to begin thinking of them as just another part of your smile – instead of spending time thinking or worrying about them. Give us just a minute to explain why your perspective is so important in protecting your entire smile.
Brush And Care For All Teeth (And Gums)
It’s very easy to become a bit over-protective of your dental implants. After all, they required a time-consuming journey, they are providing you with prolonged jaw health, they’ve restored your smile, and you want to keep them around. Unfortunately, focusing too much on your implants and neglecting natural teeth can leave you in a not-so-wonderful situation (you may experience decay, infection, or additional tooth loss). Keep your entire smile healthy with comprehensive brushing and flossing for the best results.
Regard Them As Natural Teeth
Do you treat your dental implants very delicately, feeling as though you can’t eat the foods you love? This can take away from your daily quality of life! If anything, it’s best to regard your implants as your natural teeth because it will allow you to become comfortable with the idea of enjoying a complete, stable smile again.
On the other end of the spectrum, are you obsessively cleaning your implants and restorations or brushing extra hard? No need. In fact, over-cleaning or using too much force can cause serious irritation and subsequent complications. Act like they’re your natural teeth and move on from there for a healthy smile.
ABOUT YOUR SANTA ROSA, CA, ORAL SURGEONS:
Combining experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a genuine care for their patients’ health and comfort, the team at Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery is ready to improve the health and beauty of smiles in the Sonoma County and North Bay area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa) or 707-584-1630 (Rohnert Park).