Hygiene of Dental Implants

Concerns with Cleaning Dental Implants

Cleaning around dental implants is as important as cleaning around our natural teeth. There are some concerns as it relates to the materials we use around them and the possible injury to the dental implants, so we’re going to visit those today! 

In an ideal situation with dental implants, the top of the dental implants between the crown and the bone actually attracts attachment of the gingival fibrous tissue similar to the way that the titanium surface in the bone attracts bone growth and maturation. This is an intimate bond, not a biological bond.

The Process of Cleaning Dental Implants

When cleaning around dental implants, it is important not to be stripping that tight tissue attachment from around each of the dental implants. The newer dental implants that we use which take advantage of biologic-width should be maintaining a healthy level in the bone and also should maintain this healthy tissue attachment. Obviously, when there is periodontal bone loss on one of the dental implants, then hygiene will need to be addressing those areas. The use of instruments made for dental implants such as the Hu-Friedy Implant Care II scalers, Color-Vue probes, and Perioprobes are good ideas. We use titanium surgical instrumentation whenever we are working around dental implants. This avoids the metallic contamination which can adversely effect integration.

As we continue to communicate about care of dental implants, we ensure the best outcomes for our patients.

Affordable Dental Implants

For a consultation, call Wagner Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Specialists at (262) 634-4646 today — we’ll take excellent care of you.

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