Dental Implant Maintenance
What is a dental implant?
Dental Implant is a titanium fixture that is placed into the bone and a permanent restoration is fixed onto it to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants Glasgow are considered to be the gold standard for teeth replacement. They provide safe and long lasting solution to replace missing, damaged or decayed teeth.
Why is it important to look after your dental implants?
Good oral health is essential for dental implant maintenance. The longevity of the dental implant is directly related to the after care, regular dental check-ups and good oral health. If you look after your dental implants well they can last a lifetime.
How to look after your dental implants?
Looking after your dental health is vital for your general health and the longevity of healthy teeth and gums. We all know that we need to clean our teeth twice a day for two minutes and floss on a daily basis, but does the teeth cleaning routine change after having dental implants placed?
If you have replaced your missing or damaged teeth with dental implants you should see your dental hygienist every 3 to 6 months. Regular oral hygiene can help to prevent serious gum diseases such as gingivitis and ensure that dental implants are functioning well.
It is vital to make sure that your dental hygienist has experience in dental implant maintenance and has special equipment such as ceramic instruments to clean your implants.
Overall you should brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes and floss at least once a day. Your dentist or dental therapist will help you to pick the right dental implant care routine and will advise you on interdental cleaning options.
Why choose dental implants placed at The Berkeley Clinic?
The Berkeley Clinic is an award winning cosmetic dentistry centre of excellence that offers a wide range of dental treatments and courses to fellow dental clinicians including hygiene therapists and dental nurses. The Berkeley Clinic has won a number of prestigious dental industry awards including 'Best Private Dental Practice UK' and 'Practice of the Year Scotland'.
Our Hygiene Therapist and Implant Maintenance Course lecturer, Charlotte Curran says: ‘We are regularly placing implants for our patients at Berkeley Clinic but the key to true implant success is in the care and maintenance of the implant. Part of that responsibility lies with the patient but it is our job to educate the patient how to keep things clean and see them on a regular basis to monitor the implant and perform careful scaling around it.
We have combined forces with Ivoclar Vivadent, one of the largest dental companies in Europe in order to provide further training to hygienists and therapists. Our dental implant maintenance courses enable clinicians to have the best skills and confidence to monitor and maintain implants within their practice and give them a high standard to set up their own protocols for the care and maintenance of their implant patients’.
We are so confident in our implantology at the Berkeley Clinic in Glasgow, that if an implant fails to integrate then we will replace that implant free of charge**.
The Berkeley Clinic in Glasgow is committed to the highest quality service and excellent patient care. We are determined to deliver the best dental care available and to look after your dental needs efficiently. If you have a dental anxiety or fear we can help you to reduce it and even overcome it.
Our clinical team is using the most advanced digital technologies to ensure the most accurate dental implant and other dental treatment care. Click here if you would like to read about CadCam dentistry and Cerec 3D.
If you would like to regain your beautiful smile or get more information about the dental implants in Glasgow simply contact us and request our dental implant booklet.