How Do I Take Care Of My Dental Implants?
Do you want to know the best way to look after your dental implants?
In the following we share dentists’ approved techniques to lengthen the lifetime of your dental implants.
Getting an implant does not mean that you can retain poor oral hygiene that made you get the surgery in the first place. If you want these implants to do you good, you must treat them right or suffer the consequences.
Dental implants are built to last. However, you must still care for them if you do not want to pay more for replacements. While the Australian Department of Health cites that dental practitioners must include preventative and diagnostic care in their services, you must also learn to perform proper home care for your implants.
Steps To Proper Dental Implant Maintenance
- Use a toothbrush with soft bristles
Soft bristles are gentle on the gums, and you’ll be able to clean in between teeth better with more delicate, flexible bristles. You also have the option of using an electric toothbrush because it produces more brush strokes than what you can make with a manual brush. Whichever you choose, the brush must have soft bristles.
- Floss around the bridge and crown
A special floss for the crown and bridges makes use of a threader to get under the components for a thorough cleaning. False teeth are screwed onto the implants. You may get instructions from your dentist on how to clean in between and under as well.
- Clean with a water flosser
A water flosser shoots jets of water to remove food residue off gum pockets. This tool is also known as a dental irrigator and has narrow tip attachments that can get into corners and hard-to-reach areas. Some dentists prefer water flossers to string flossers as they can leave behind residue themselves.
- Make use of a non-abrasive toothpaste
Toothpaste ingredients like agents that remove stains and baking soda can wear out materials like porcelain and acrylic. Your false teeth are made of these materials, and you must use toothpaste for false teeth and dental implants instead of regular toothpaste.
What Happens If You Don’t Care For Your Implants
Having dental implants does not make your mouth bacteria-proof or disease-proof. Without consistent care, your gums will eventually recede, causing the appearance of implants themselves.
At the earliest sign of bleeding, inform your dentist for additional measures. It may already be at the stage of mucositis, which can further progress to boneless or peri-implantitis. At this stage, your dentist will have no choice but to remove your implants, and thousands of dollars would go down the drain.Do you want to know the best way to look after your dental implants?
Dental Implants Cost
SINGLE TOOTH DENTAL IMPLANT (AUD) $3,999**
FREE CONSULTATION WITH DR TAN YES
TOTAL DENTAL IMPLANT COST PERTH $3,999
**Additional services may be required depending on location of implant and conditions of the mouth.
Dental Implant Prices
- Single restored implant (implant, abutment and crown): starting from $3,999.
- Single implants (unrestored): starting from $1,999. (Item Nr 684)
- Single implants (Crown & Abutment): starting from $1,999. (Item Nr 661 + 672)
- All-On-4 implant bridge: prices start at $16,000 per jaw
- Implant retained dentures: (used to help stabilise loose dentures) starting from $6,000.
All on 4 Dental Implants Perth
All on 4 dental implants costs is fixed at $16,000 per jaw for teeth-in-a-day with all-on-four dental implants and an acrylic bridge. It is recommended that you upgrade to a permanent zirconia – porcelain bridge in 6 – 12 months time which costs $9,000 per jaw.
FOR ENQUIRIES OR TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT:
Our friendly and dedicated team are waiting to assist you with any price enquiry you might have, so please feel free to drop us a line.
Easy Payment Options
Dental implants from as low as $25 per week
After Pay, Dental Payment Plans and Early Release Superannuation Funding Available