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How to Care for Your Dental Implants

At Mt. Lookout Dentistry in Cincinnati, OH, our skilled dentists place dental implants for patients missing teeth. Read about dental implants and come see us if you are missing teeth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants replace missing teeth and give patients their beautiful smiles back! Implants can be life-changing for patients experiencing tooth loss. They are made from a screw-like titanium post implanted in the jaw bone and a ceramic crown. The jaw bone fuses to the implant post, and together they make a strong and beautiful tooth replacement.

Caring for implants

When you have dental implants, it's important to keep up with regular teeth cleaning appointments at our Cincinnati, OH, office twice a year, and you need to stick to a great hygiene routine at home. Caring for your implants is protecting the investment you've made in your smile!

Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Make sure you floss in the area of the implant and remove all debris from around the crown. If you have trouble flossing effectively, a water flosser could be a wise investment for you. It uses a pulsating stream of water to remove debris between the teeth.

Ceramic crowns can stain over time, so be careful to enjoy beverages like coffee, tea, and wine occasionally and with water. Any tobacco use will stain your teeth, and your dentist will recommend quitting smoking to prevent oral cancer. Most people can't quit smoking on their own or their first try, so don't get discouraged!

If you grind your teeth at night, your dentist will recommend a nightguard to help protect the new crown from excessive stress. Teeth grinding can contribute to cracks in crowns.

Mt. Lookout Dentistry loves to see patient smiles transformed with dental implants. We can give you a new tooth, but you need to care for it to protect your investment! Contact us for an appointment in Cincinnati, OH, at (513) 871-2852.

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