How to take care of your dental implants

If you’ve chosen to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, you’ll want to ensure they remain in good condition. Implants are the only permanent solution to replace your natural teeth and, with proper care, will last you a lifetime. Dr David Madruga has treated many patients with implants at his Marylebone dental practice, and is keen to stress the importance of proper aftercare.

How to look after your implants

dental implantsDental implants have a very high success rate – up to 98%. If you’ve lost teeth and gone through the process of having implants fitted, the last thing you’ll want to happen is to lose your teeth again. Here is a guide to looking after your implants, including the importance of regular reviews, regular visits to the dentist and hygienist, and a good home care routine.

Once Dr Madruga has fitted your permanent restorations here at our Marylebone dental practice, you will be provided with detailed aftercare advice. This will include specially-tailored oral hygiene instructions and advice about diet, to help you maintain a healthy mouth for life.

If you follow this advice carefully, your implants are unlikely to fail. However, in the event that any problems do arise, Dr Madruga will be able to identify any early signs of failure with regular dental examinations and x-rays. By addressing any issues promptly, further complications are often avoided.

You should maintain regular dental hygiene appointments and implant reviews at our Marylebone clinic. Dental implants and their restorations are much like natural teeth, and are susceptible to plaque and tartar build-up without proper dental hygiene. Untreated, this build-up can cause gum disease, which increases the risk of implant failure.

Further advice will be provided to you at each visit to our Marylebone practice to ensure the best possible outcome and long-term success is achieved.