Caring for your Implants

Why is it important to take care of your dental implants?

A dental implant consists of a screw that is placed in the jawbone and a crown, which looks like a natural tooth and is anchored to the implant. When the screw is placed in the jawbone, it will in most cases integrate with the bone, which heals tightly around the screw. For the treatment to be successful, taking good care of your dental implants is vital. With proper home care and professional maintenance, your new teeth can last for life.

Proper care and maintenance can ensure their longevity and prevent complications. By following the right cleaning techniques, you can keep your dental implants in excellent condition and avoid potential issues.

How do I clean my dental implants?

Just like with natural teeth, it’s important to clean all surfaces of the implant. For your daily oral care, we offer regular toothbrushes, floss and interdental brushes, and various specialty brushes. To keep your dental implants healthy for life it’s important to properly clean them every day and see a dental professional regularly.

It is essential to clean your dental implants at least twice a day, just like you would with natural teeth. Regular cleaning helps remove plaque and bacteria that can accumulate around the implant and cause infections or gum disease.

TePe Universal Care™ has a unique, angled neck that helps reach inside surfaces, TePe Implant Orthodontic Brush™ is great for outside surfaces and TePe Compact Tuft™ is great for precision cleaning and hard-to-reach spots.

What is the best way to clean your dental implants?

  1. Use a soft-bristle toothbrush: opt for a toothbrush with soft bristles to avoid scratching the implant surface. Hard bristles can damage the implant and surrounding gum tissue.
  2. Interdental cleaning: Cleaning between your teeth is crucial for removing plaque and food particles between your dental implants. Use TePe Bridge and Implant Floss or interdental brushes to clean hard-to-reach areas.