Dental Implant Care Tips From Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentist
- Posted on: Aug 8 2012
Our Beverly Hills cosmetic dentistry office is excited about a new website launched by Colgate to inform patients about the proper care of their dental implants. Of course, because the site is created by a toothpaste company if does contain advertising about the importance of using their brand of antibacterial toothpaste. It also contains some really good information, including videos, for patients with new dental implants.
Using dental implants to replace missing teeth is a miracle of modern dental science. There used to be no choice when you lost a tooth – you got a bridge or a partial denture and that was it. Today the dental implant not only replaces the missing tooth in both function and appearance but the implant also helps conserve bone in the jaw. This helps patients look younger as years pass by avoiding the shriveled or sunken look that accompanies tooth loss. The face looks shrunken because when the jaw bone is no longer supporting teeth it begins to recede. What a great side affect – keeping a younger looking jawline!
Dental implants are an investment of both time and money and like any investment you should learn as much as you can. This new website offers suggestions on oral hygiene care when you have implants. First on their list – stop smoking. Smoking makes healing more difficult so if you smoke you should stop prior to placing your implants if you can. Good oral hygiene is just as important as before you had your implants so remember to brush and floss every day. Interdental brushing (using tiny brushes to get between teeth) is useful if you have spots that are hard to floss.
If you have lost a tooth and are unsure about your options for replacement please contact Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Dr. David Frey today at 310-276-4537 to schedule your consultation. We will be glad to discuss your alternatives and discover whether or not dental implants are right for you.
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