Looking After Your Implants
This information is intended for guidance purposes only. You should always seek professional advice on suitable aftercare for your implants.
With a good oral hygiene regime, implants can last a lifetime. Here is some advice on how to keep them healthy from day one.
Your dentist will provide you with the best post-operative care instructions.
Soft tissue usually repairs within a week or two, but the bone around a dental implant can take several months to heal. It’s important to avoid overloading your implant and to maintain a soft food diet during this time – excessive loading can cause it to move or fail.
Regular check-ups and a good oral hygiene regime are essential for maintaining healthy implants.
Just like natural teeth, they are susceptible to plaque build-up – it can have a detrimental effect on their long-term success. To avoid this, use special flosses and interdental brushes made specifically for small spaces and cleaning below the gum line.
Choose the right product by looking at the amount of space between the implant and the adjacent teeth.