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Top 10 tips for a Healthy Implant

Oral Care ensures Dental Implant Success

Now that you have completed your dental implant treatment successfully, you can talk, smile and eat with confidence. But, you must remember that just like natural teeth, implants also require focused care to maintain them in a healthy condition.Caring for dental implants is easy if you have good oral hygiene and some home care system. This will help the implant last for years. It is advised to visit a dentist at regular intervals, quit smoking, brush and clean your teeth after every meal.


Dental implants require cleaning the space between the teeth with a special brush, as well as extra overall care. Here are some tips for maintaining healthy dental implants.

Tips to enhance the life of your dental implants

  1. Brush your Teeth: Prevents the buildup of harmful
  2. bacteria that grow around the implant crowns just like on the natural tooth surfaces.
  3. Floss after every meal: Helps to safeguard the tissue surrounding the implant.
  4. WaterPik: Best method for the teeth/crowns/implants is to give it a “shower”. This reduces the overall bacterial culture and inflammation.
  5. Eat right: Eat calcium-rich and nutritious food. This will fasten the healing process.
  6. Clean the space between the implant teeth: Clean the space between the implant teeth with a correctly sized interproximal brush and rinse using an antimicrobial mouth rinse.
  7. Avoid products prone to corrosion: Do not use any products like sodium fluoride, baking soda, stannous fluoride or stain removers that can cause corrosion to the implants.
  8. Removable dental users: Clean the inside of the removable denture at least twice a day, to remove the film of bacteria.
  9. Visit your dentist: Visit your dentist to optimize the longevity of your dental implants.
  10. Maintain a healthy lifestyle: The failure rate of implants is higher among the people who maintain an unhealthy lifestyle.

Some healthy tips to include:

  • Drink water
  • Quit smoking
  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco products
  • Limit sugar consumption
  • Avoid junk and unhealthy food

In short, when it comes to dental implants care, start with the advice of the dentist, practise good oral and dental hygiene, looking after your dental implants like your natural teeth are the best approach to get maximum longevity of your implant, which could potentially mean a lifetime.

Authored By : Dr.Shambhu H Shivanna & Dr. Chiranjeevi Reddy G