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Dentist in Ft. Lauderdale explains how to care for dental implants

Lauderdale explains how to care for dental implants

Dental implants are truly a wonder of modern dentistry. An implant substitutes for the root of a missing tooth. It can be topped with a porcelain crown for a replacement tooth that looks incredibly natural, feels normal in the mouth, and restores chewing function. Dental implants can also be used to hold dentures securely, so they won’t wobble, slip, or pop out unexpectedly. Implant-supported dentures fit more comfortably, reducing risk of mouth sores, and allow the wearer to eat a well-balanced, nutritious diet.

Prospective patients often have questions about living with this type of dental work. Dr. Yolanda Cintron, a holistic dentist at Go Natural Dentistry in Ft. Lauderdale, shares these tips on caring for dental implants.

Standard dental implants

A standard dental implant is typically used to restore a single missing tooth. (Several teeth, or even a whole arch, can be replaced with implants.) Restored with a porcelain crown, the implant tooth looks and feels completely natural. Dr. Cintron recommends caring for it as you do your natural teeth:

  • Brush after eating, using a non-abrasive toothpaste or herbal tooth powder and a soft brush. Her hygiene team will be happy to demonstrate proper brushing technique to keep teeth clean and gum tissues vital.
  • Floss at least once a day, before bedtime. No special flossing precautions are needed, since the implant is securely fused with your jawbone.
  • You may use an irrigation device with a dental implant.
  • Maintain regular check-ups so that Dr. Cintron can monitor your oral health and answer questions about its interconnection with your whole body wellness.

Implant-supported dentures

You cannot get cavities or gum disease without teeth. However, it is still vitally important to keep your mouth and appliance clean to prevent oral yeast infections, bad breath, and mouth sores. Dr. Cintron suggests these steps:

  • Remove dentures before going to bed. Brush them gently with a soft denture brush and non-abrasive denture cleanser to remove plaque and food debris. Rinse with cool water.
  • Keep dentures moist in a glass of clean water or a denture soaking solution, if you choose not to wear them at night.
  • Brush your tongue, gums, and palate morning and night, using a soft toothbrush and toothpaste or powder. Clean gently around each implant to remove plaque and stimulate circulation in gum tissue. Rinse your mouth with cool water.
  • Again, a water flosser (dental irrigation device) can be used to keep implants clean and gums healthy.
  • Check your dentures before re-inserting. Make an appointment with the dentist right away if you see a chip, crack, or break. Please do not try to adjust or repair a denture yourself.

Dr. Cintron and her team at Go Natural Dentistry help patients throughout the Miami, Palm Beach, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sunrise, Hollywood, and Ft. Lauderdale area love their dental implants. Call (855) 381-6001 to schedule an appointment.


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