At Adams Dental, we work hard to help you avoid needing a tooth extracted. As a general rule, we believe protecting and saving teeth are important for the health of your smile. However, there are times when you have a tooth in your smile that does require extracting, and when that happens, our doctors will ensure that you have a healthy, proper tooth replacement treatment.
To maintain the health, function, and appearance of your smile after a tooth extraction, we offer dental implant restorations. One of our doctors surgically installs the implant into your jaw to effectively replace the root of a missing tooth. Once the implant site heals, they will complete the process with one of several restoration options. Depending on your needs, your smile may be restored with a dental crown, dental bridge, full or partial denture.
Tips for good implant care
Once you have the implant restoration in place, you will want to take proper care of it to maintain your beautiful smile. Let’s take a look!
Daily Care: Oral hygiene is the foundation to a healthy beautiful smile, whether you are caring for your own teeth or dental implants. This means brushing twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. We recommend flossing once every day, using whatever flossing method that works best for you. The important thing is to floss! Just be careful around the gumline. If you are prone to cavities, you might rinse with a mouthwash that is designed to remove bacteria. These steps will help protect you from the harmful plaque that might surround your implant.
Professional Cleanings: Regular six-month professional cleanings will allow us to help you keep your implant in top condition by removing the tartar which has formed and grown around your implant. This tartar removal will help prevent periodontal disease from taking over your smile. Our team will also inspect your implant to make sure everything is in optimal shape.
For more information, or to answer any questions or concerns you may have about how to care for your dental implant, please call us at (973) 377-6500 today. We look forward to helping you maintain good oral health for a lifetime of smiles!