Overview: Dental implants are becoming an increasingly popular solution for tooth loss. From replacing one tooth to several teeth, dental implants have benefits both mechanically and emotionally. Unlike dentures, which are removable, dental implants are fused into the jawbone and are the next best thing to having real teeth. The benefits of dental implants are numerous and very rewarding, but it is very important to take care of this priceless investment. Read the blog below for information on caring for dental implants.

 

It is a great feeling going from tooth loss problems to having a great set of dental implants. The confidence gained is immeasurable and the freedom to eat whatever you want is exhilarating. There are numerous benefits to having implants and it is important to keep these positive functions going! The mouth is an active and chaotic environment that needs routine maintenance. With or without implants people should keep up with brushing twice a day, flossing after meals and having regular dental appointments. Bacteria from food can still cause damage to gums and to the bones around a dental implant. There are a variety of products on the market that are specific for people with dental implants. One for example is a brush that is designed to reach the area where the implant meets the gums. The bristles and the curvature of the brush are designed to maximize the cleaning of this area. Before purchasing any specific dental implant cleaning product it’s best to talk to a professional denturist first. Future Smiles Calgary Denturist Vlad always teaches his patients how to keep dental implants in top shape and is always available to advise on which products are best suited for implants.

 

You are loving life with your dental implants. Always smiling. You’ve listened to Vlad after getting the implants and are brushing twice a day and flossing after meals. You’ve even bought brushes catered specifically for implants. After a few years of having dental implants life is still great and you’re still sporting the million-dollar smile, but you haven’t seen Vlad in a long time. Things are going well and you feel you don’t need to visit the dentist office anymore. Unfortunately, this is a common mistake and even when things are going great it is important to visit the dentist. Look at this way; if things are as great as you think, the visit at Future Smiles Clinic will be a short one!

 

Over a period of time, people with dental implants can develop problems, especially when they’ve stopped having regular dental appointments. There have been cases recently of a disease called peri-implantitis that pertains to people with dental implants. Peri-implantitis is an inflammatory disease that affects the soft tissue (gums) and hard tissue (bone) surrounding the titanium posts of implants. A treatable disease called peri-implant mucositis, which is recognizable by the red swollen gums and the bleeding caused when the gums are irritated around the implant, always precedes peri-implantitis. Both diseases have treatment plans, but denturists like Vlad Dumbrava can’t emphasize enough on the importance of routine appointments as the best way to prevent any dental issues from occurring in the first place.

 

Bottom Line: Dental implants are a great investment for people suffering from tooth loss and it’s an investment that is very rewarding. Just like any important investment, you really have to look out for it! By keeping up with the good oral health standards that you learned from childhood and continuing with regular visits to the dentist, your investment will keep paying out nothing but positivity! It’s a great feeling walking out into the community of Mission in Calgary after a routine checkup with Vlad at Future Smiles Clinic! You’re feeling good…. correction…. you’re feeling great with the way your teeth look and feel. It is advisable to keep that routine going yearly!

 

If you are thinking about investing in dental implants and or want to maintain your current dental implants, contact Vlad Dumbrava at the Future Smiles Denture Clinic in Calgary today on 403.475.0016.

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Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.