How best to care for your dental implants?

By August 17, 2016 No Comments




If you have dental implants or thinking about having one, you will find this blog useful.

At London Smile Care, we recommended dental implant(s) to restore smile, function and health.

Dental implants London are special screws made of titanium placed in the jaw bone to help supporting cosmetic crowns, dental bridge or removable cosmetic dentures.

Nowadays, dental implants London provide the best long term tooth replacement option.

They are strong enough to withstand the daily forces of chewing and the aggressive oral environment of plaque and inflammatory defensive response by the body.

However like any provided restoration, dental implants london will need maintenance and careful consideration when initially placed and subsequently restored so they can perform to optimum over years of service.

In order to keep your dental implant functioning well and looking their best, you need to care for it properly.

Initially, make sure you choose carefully where to have your dental implant treatment London. At London Smile Care, Dr Firas Daoudi is specialist and Senior lecturer with 20 years of experience with dental implant can be your trusted clinic for such treatment.

We always plan your cases carefully. Placing the selected dental implant london for your own case in the best position will facilitate future care of the fitted restoration.

Please remember choosing the cheapest option may not always be the best. Your dental implant dentist London should be an expert on such treatment.

In most cases, dental implant care is fairly straightforward.

Your daily routine teeth clean should be applied to dental implant london i.e brushing twice a day, correct flossing and where needed using small interdental brushes. This will provide mechanical removal of any collected plaque and debris and maintains the health of the gum surrounding the dental implant

You may use manual, electric or sonic tooth brushes to clean around your teeth and dental implant. However, you need to be careful with the force or pressure applied to the implant area.

Aggressive brushing can lead to gum recession around the teeth exposing the roots. In the case of dental implants, gum recession will result in exposing the metal part of the implant which can be unsightly and the threads will harbour more plaque which can be difficult to clean and maintain.

As you care for your dental implants, always look for signs of discharge, mobility (movement) and/or infection, like swollen, tender, or bleeding gums – just as you would with your normal teeth.

You need to remember that the gum around the implant is vulnerable to trauma and infection more than those around your teeth. Indeed as the implant heals after surgical placement, a tight seal of the surrounding gum will be created to stop any plaque from getting between the dental implant and bone. This natural development in healing helps ensuring the implant post (abutment) and the soft tissue beneath the gum line are protected from bacteria.

If infection allowed to develop, such gum seal will be broken and problems can progress leading to infection, bone loss and a condition called peri-implantitis which can lead to implant loss. This condition is NOT painful and regular check ups can be the best method to identify such condition.

There are a number of mechanical complications that can develop from heavy biting. We recommend that you use a bite guard (gum shield) especially if you have signs of tooth wear from grinding or clenching habit or if you have TMJ disease London.


Remember your dental implants London represent a long-term investment in your health. It is not just about the cost but also the time it takes from implant placement till restoration. Please follow our instructions on how best to look after such investment.

We always recommend that you return for annual check up with Dr Firas Daoudi, specialist dentist, to ensure your dental implant London is healthy.

We also recommend that you visit London Smile Care hygienist at least twice a year for your single tooth implant. More frequent visits maybe needed with more complicated cases like all on four dental implants London.


Not every dentist and hygienist know your dental implant history. If elected to see other dental professionals for your check ups or clean, always remember to inform them that you have a dental implant(s).

Please remember that special instruments are to be used carefully to clean dental implants. Using the wrong technique or instrument may lead to non reversible damage to the implant and/or gum and may cause the loss of your implants.

We are happy to guarantee the result of our work providing you follow our recommendations including regular visits to London Smile Care for maintenance visits.

Our team is highly trained to look after your teeth and implants.

If you’re nervous or unsure about how best to care for your dental implants and the different attachments you may have with your crown, dental bridge or cosmetic denture attachments, please contact our team.

We will provide you with demonstration on how best to perform plaque control with those prostheses and will provide tips and specialist clean and care to your dental implant london investment.

Dental implants London are designed for long term tooth replacement. However, they need regular maintenance by expert dental implant professional. Let our team look after your dental and implants health.


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We are proud to provide the widest possible choice of private dentistry to our clients including: General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Teeth Whitening, Dental Implants, Hygienist services / treating gum disease, Root Canal Treatments (Endodontics), Conventional and invisible Braces (Orthodontics), Occlusion / TMJ disorders, Sedation for the anxious patients

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