Implant Maintenance

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If you need dental advise or an appointment please continue to call or email the practice.  

NHS appointments are in very high demand and we may be unable to offer appointments for non urgent treatment and waiting times for NHS treatments may be several weeks.

We are currently prioritising our existing patients and are  currently only taking on new private patients 

Tips to help manage dental problems until you can see a dentist:

Click on the following link Managing Toothache at Home (pdf document)

 

  • Following the placement of an implant it is important to keep the surrounding area clean.
  • Use a 45 degree angle as the standard brushing technique.
  • Use plastic coated interdental brushes for safe effective plaque removal.
  • Tightly floss approximal surfaces and implants.
  • Ensure all surfaces are clean.
  • Adapt floss/tape for teeth and gums.

 

Implant Cleaning

  • If not kept clean, the gingivae around the implant can become inflammed.
  • Use extra soft filaments for the acutely affected area.
  • Using a standard brushing technique gently but effectively removes debris.
  • Interdental cleaning with the extra soft range removes plaque comfortably and effectively.
  • Use a standard interdental cleaning technique with extra soft filaments.
  • This will result in the resolution of inflamed site.