Implant Maintenance

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we want to inform you that the practice will be closed from Monday 23rd March 2020 until the end of April and possibly longer. During this period we  will be running an emergency telephone triage/advise service for any patient who may require this Monday to Friday. We kindly request that only patients needing emergency advise leave messages on our answerphone.

We wish all our patients well and hope you all stay safe and look forward to seeing you once this crisis is over.

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.