How to Care for Your Dental Implant at Home

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Recently received a dental implant but forget everything your denturist told you about taking care of it after they installed it? No need to fret, our Calgary denture clinic has the ultimate care guide to help keep your dental implant in tip-top shape and functioning properly for years to come. 


Dental implants are a wonderful, attractive, long-lasting alternative to regular partial dentures. If properly taken care of, they can last for decades. But not everyone is clear on how these important pieces of hardware need to be properly taken care of. That's why we've compiled a handy care guide for you to refer to anytime you're unsure about how to best keep your dental implant looking and working the best it can. 

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How to care for your dental implant at home

Taking care of your dental implant at home is crucial to maintaining its structural integrity and functional ability. Whether you have a single dental implant or multiple replacement teeth, proper at-home care will help keep your dental implant looking great and working the way it's intended to. Here are some tips on how to do so, courtesy of our Calgary denture clinic. 

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Take care of your oral hygiene before the implant is installed

One of the most important things to do when caring for your dental implant at home actually begins before you even receive the implant. By practicing good oral hygiene before your scheduled installation date, you'll give your mouth and jaw the best chance of accepting the implant and lower your risk of peri-implantitis, or the loss of the implant. 


Brush your dental implant at least twice a day

Like natural teeth, dental implants require consistent cleaning to keep them in good working condition. Try to use a soft-bristled toothbrush if you can and opt for a non-abrasive toothpaste if possible. 


Use an oral irrigator to remove food particles or debris

An oral irrigator (also known as a waterpik) can be a huge help when caring for your dental implant at home. Simply aim the nozzle underneath your implant to try and remove any food particles or debris which may have gotten lodged within the crevice. 

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Don't smoke 

Smoking can lead to a host of health issues, but it can be especially problematic for those who have dental implants as it may lead to peri-implantitis. Peri-implantitis is the term for when a dental implant is unsuccessful, or lost. This can be an extremely costly problem and must be avoided at all costs. If you're a smoker, your denturist will talk to you about the risks of going forward with a dental implant while continuing to smoke. If possible, quit well before your procedure is scheduled.


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If you're looking to get complete or partial dentures or would like more tips on how to care for your current dentures, get in touch with our helpful team at Future Smiles Denture Clinic by calling 403-475-0016 or by booking a FREE consultation today. 


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Vlad Dumbrava

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.


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