Myths Debunked: How to Properly Take Care of Your Dental Implants
- Posted on: Oct 30 2017
If you have recently lost a tooth or multiple teeth due to either extreme tooth decay or from some injury, then you should consider getting dental implants from Dr. Ramin Mahallati at Center for Implant & Esthetic Dentistry. By helping to almost permanently restore not only your looks but your ability to chew and digest food properly, dental implants are innovative and effective.
By surgically implanting a metal rod into your gums, a dental implant will be securely fastened in your mouth. Once the gums around the rod have healed, a dental crown will be placed over the top— which will act as your natural tooth. And although dental implants can last a lifetime, it’s important that you know how to properly take care of them. This article will debunk some common myths associated with dental implants to help you understand more about how you can take care of them. Read on to learn more.
You Don’t Need to Brush Implants
Because dental implants aren’t real teeth, there is a common myth that you don’t need to brush them. However, just like actual teeth, dental implants can harbor bacteria which can cause things like decay or infection to occur. So, although you may think that you don’t need to brush implants, this is certainly a myth. In fact, just like with your normal teeth, it’s important for you to brush your dental implants at least twice a day with a toothbrush and toothpaste.
They Don’t Stain
Another myth associated with dental implants is that they don’t stain. However, because crowns are made up of a porous material, they can stain just like your natural tooth. So, if you think that your dental implants are protected from staining caused by beverages such as coffee and black tea, you are mistaken. To combat your dental implants from staining, make sure that you brush your teeth after every meal with an over-the-counter whitening toothpaste.
If you are considering getting dental implants, make sure that you get the best out of them by taking the best care of them as possible.
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to learn more about dental implants or if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ramin Mahallati, please call 310-285-0530.
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