Looking after implants, staying healthy

An implant is just like a natural tooth and careful oral hygiene is important - in other words, ensure healthy gums and the longevity of your implant.

Looking after implants, staying healthy - An implant is just like a natural tooth and careful oral hygiene is important - in other words, ensure healthy gums and the longevity of your implant.

People who have problems with chewing and speaking due to tooth loss and those that are embarrassed to smile can breath a sign of relief: high-quality implants, individually made and implanted by dental specialists improve lives as the longed-for normality returns to everyday life.

With careful oral hygiene and regular medical supervision, implants can last for decades –as long as they are properly looked after.

Looking after implants, staying healthy - Prevent gum disease

Prevent gum disease

Dental implants require special care: the implant surfaces and inaccessible areas must be cleaned carefully. This primarily involves the gum line around the implant. This is where harmful bacteria like to accumulate.

If implants are not well looked after, the result can be gum disease such as mucositis and peri-implantitis. While the soft tissue around the implant is inflamed with mucositis the bone is also affected in peri-implantitis. Disorders like these are common: studies show that 80 per cent of implant wearers suffer from mucositis and up to 56 per cent suffer from peri-implantitis. Only regular implant care creates the conditions to prevent such diseases.