If you have made the decision to receive one or more dental implants from our Manchester, MO office, you are on track to improving the appearance and function of your smile. Dental implants can help improve your quality of life after you have lost teeth by restoring your ability to chew, eat, speak, and laugh normally — but not without a little work on your part.
Implants, like natural teeth, need to be properly cared for. Not every patient is a good candidate for dental implants but the patients who are tend to have very strong oral hygiene routines and take very good care of their smiles.
In order to increase your chances for success with dental implants, you must be willing to care for your implants as if they were your own, natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and mouthwash usage are key, as well as maintaining a healthy diet that limits starches, added sugars, and extremely hard foods.
The life of a properly-cared-for implant can be long, but you must also be willing to have regular dental exams and routine cleanings to check for any potential problems. Keeping the area around the gumline clean and free of plaque will also help extend the life of your dental implants.
Dr. Stanford understands that dental implants have the potential to change lives for patients who have suffered the loss of their teeth, and our caring Manchester, MO team works hard to help our patients have successful implant placements. We consider the care and maintenance of implants to be a group effort, where Dr. Stanford, our skilled hygienists and the patient work together to achieve the desired result. We believe smart diet, lifestyle, and hygiene choices will give your implants the boost they need to help you function at your best.
To learn more about how to care for your dental implants, visit Stanford Dental in Manchester, MO today!