Three Things for Dental Implant Logistics: Long Life of Dental Implant
Many people think that dental implant is the end of dental treatment, as long as successful dental implant can be once and for all, never suffer from toothache. I hereby specially remind the public that this statement is wrong. Because implant teeth are not threatened by cavities, but like real teeth, implant teeth may become loose due to the destruction of surrounding tissues.
If the teeth are not cleaned properly, the plaque will accumulate at the junction of the implant and the gum, causing inflammation and atrophy of the soft tissue around the implant, forming a pouch, further damaging the alveolar bone around the implant, causing the foundation around the implant to collapse, and finally the implant will loose and fall off.
- Keep your mouth clean
If you want to extend the service life of dental implant, it is very important to do a good job in oral health. Small buds remind that it is not enough to use toothbrush alone, but also with floss and inter dental brush, complete oral cleaning. Because there is a dead angle between the crown and the implant, plaque is easy to accumulate, so in addition to the use of toothbrush cleaning, the use of floss and inter dental brush is very important.
- Select special inter dental brush
Because the implant material is metal, when using the inter dental brush, the wire on the brush head may scratch the metal surface of the implant, so it is recommended to select the brush head wire with a layer of plastic material coated inter dental brush.
- Avoid excessive chewing
Different from the real teeth, there is no periodontal membrane around the artificial teeth, and the stress pattern is different from the real teeth. Therefore, excessive force should be avoided when chewing or biting. The hard and tough food should be carefully stressed or avoided. Every 3-6 months, regular inspection and follow-up should be carried out to ensure the quality of implant teeth and maintain good function.
There are some differences between the implant and the real tooth. If the real tooth is decayed, it is better to pull it out. If the implant is damaged and the crown is removed, the implant should be taken out completely without damaging the alveolar bone. Moreover, the unit price of the implant is high. If the service life is too short due to improper use, it will be strangling.