How to care for your dental implant

We’ve talked previously about what a dental implant is, but now how can you protect that investment in your smile?

Caring for a dental implant is fairly simple– just treat it just like one of your natural teeth! Even though your implant cannot get a cavity, it can get plaque buildup. Brush at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, and be sure to visit your dentist at least six months for hygiene appointments. In addition, your dentist may want to see you for specific visits concerning your implant.

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A practicing dentist since 1982, Dr. Gary Imm, provides advanced cosmetic dentistry, including smile makeovers, sedation, implant and TMJ services. He is committed to progressive, extraordinary care for his guests. All Smiles Dental Care trains at least 300 hours each year at such prestigious centers as the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dentistry. (LVI)