Professional hygiene of implants

Professional hygiene of implants

Patients of the Amel Dental clinic, who have undergone dental implantation, receive complete information about what kind of dental implant care is required to preserve the implants and the health of the oral cavity.

Implants are titanium rods that are installed in place of a lost tooth and on the basis of which an artificial tooth is formed. They have a higher strength compared to natural teeth and are not subject to caries, however, the implant site is more susceptible to inflammatory processes in the gums.

Poor hygiene can lead to peri-implantitis, which in turn increases the risk of bone loss. Therefore, daily care of a dental implant is a necessary measure to maintain the health of the oral cavity.

Professional hygiene of implants at the Amel Dental clinic

For proper cleaning of implants, you must regularly visit the clinic. Clinical cleaning of implants is carried out using special tips and titanium curettes, which are used to remove deposits in hard-to-reach areas.

In addition, Amel Dental uses the air-abrasive method of teeth cleaning, which is an effective tool for removing deposits and restoring healthy teeth color. This technology uses a special powder similar in strength to enamel, which prevents damage to these fabrics during cleaning.

In addition to regular professional cleaning in the clinic, it is necessary to maintain oral hygiene at home. Let’s consider the main types of hygienic actions that the patient can carry out independently.

How to rinse your mouth after implantation

One of the most common actions that doctors recommend after dental prosthetics is rinsing the mouth. This action is carried out after thoroughly cleaning the teeth with a toothbrush and floss.

Rinsing your mouth is done using a special equipment called an irrigator. It creates a targeted jet of pressurized fluid that penetrates the hard-to-reach areas between the teeth and removes food debris and plaque from areas that cannot be cleaned with traditional methods.

Also, professional hygiene of implants requires the use of special solutions that have a pronounced antibacterial effect and are not based on alcohol. A jet of such liquid not only cleans the oral cavity, but also massages the gums, which leads to their healthier and stronger.

Do not forget that mouthwash is not an alternative to brushing, but only complements it.

How to brush your teeth after implantation

Amel Dental dentists recommend brushing your teeth twice a day, morning and evening. Cleaning should be done with a toothbrush and special interdental brushes. In this case, the cleaning of dental implants will be carried out in full.

For more thorough care, an electric brush is used, which is better suited for this purpose.

When cleaning, observe the following rules:

  • 1
    The movement of the brush for the upper jaw should be from top to bottom, for the lower jaw from bottom to top.
  • 2
    The movement should be circular, with a gentle massage on the gums.

Cleaning implants with an interdental brush removes food debris and removes plaque. There are many types and sizes of interdental brushes, the best is the selection of a brush in the dentist’s chair.

It is necessary to use the brush carefully so as not to damage the gums and cause bleeding.

Nutrition after dental implantation

Proper nutrition after implantation, as well as implant hygiene, is essential for postoperative rehabilitation and keeping the implant healthy.

In the first hours after the operation, the following rules should be observed:

  • Before the operation, dentists advise not to eat for several hours.
  • After the operation, food should not be eaten for 2-3 hours, as chewing can lead to injury to irritated tissues of the oral cavity and damage to the seams on the gums.
  • Food should also not be eaten due to the possible ingress of its remnants into the wound.
  • When anesthesia is used, a vomiting reaction is possible.

In the next few weeks, the following diet is followed during the rehabilitation period:

  • Do not eat hot or cold food, the food temperature should be medium.
  • Chewing should be performed on the opposite side of the oral cavity from the implant.
  • It is necessary to drink at least two liters of warm water a day, it is also recommended to use vitamins prescribed by a doctor.
  • Salty and sour foods should be avoided.

The mandatory requirements also include smoking cessation, since nicotine causes vasospasm in the oral cavity, which makes it difficult for them to heal. You should also avoid drinking alcohol. You will also have to give up solid food in order not to load the implant.

During the recovery period, you should not visit the sauna and bathhouse, as overheating can cause bleeding from an unhealed wound. You should also exclude active sports activities until the body is fully rehabilitated after the intervention.

The dentist’s recommendations are primarily aimed at maintaining the health of the patient’s oral cavity after implantation. It is necessary to regularly visit the clinic for repeated examinations and professional cleaning, which is impossible at home.

Professional hygiene of implants
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10 years of practical experience. One hundred percent quality is important for Svetlana in her work. Scrupulous, responsible. Also, Svetlana is an assistant at the Department of Therapeutic Dentistry, DMA. Teaches dentistry to foreign students in English. Synchronous translator and interpreter of dental congresses of the international level. She studied the basics of surgical dentistry, diagnosis of periodontal tissue diseases, implant hygiene as prevention of peri-implantitis, the use of hyaluronic acid in dentistry.
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