How to Care for Dental Implants in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

How to Care for Dental Implants in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Implant Dentist, Dental Implants, Missing Teeth
PGA Dentistry
May 28, 2014

Dental implants are now a common practice in many dental offices.  Studies now support the use of titanium implants and implant-supported prosthesis as a treatment for patients who have no teeth or are missing a few teeth.  Important factors such as proper placement, correct bite, patient’s hygiene home care and professional hygiene visits in a dental office all contribute to the success or failure of a dental implant.  Palm Beach Gardens dentist, Dr. Jay Ajmo, can place, restore and maintain all dental implants and crowns.

Regular visits with your dental hygienist are key to proper care of your dental implants.  At Dr. Jay Ajmo’s Palm Beach Gardens office, a Registered Dental Hygienist will use special instruments to clean under and around the implant crown and the gums surrounding them.  They will then irrigate and floss the area for you.  Special home care instructions will be given and your hygienist will teach you how to care for and maintain your dental implants at home.  Implant home care includes a meticulous routine that is essential for the long term success of your dental implants.  Brushing twice daily with a low abrasive toothpaste, flossing one time a day around the implant being careful to touch all contact points, using an anti-microbial rinse, use a rubber tipped stimulator once daily and often, the use of a water irrigation unit on a low setting is recommended for any patient that has dental implants.

When caring for an implant-supported prosthesis, the instructions are similar: brushing twice a day with a low abrasive toothpaste, using a water irrigation unit one to two times a day, flossing once daily making sure to touch all contact points and also to loop the floss around the implants to ensure all surfaces are removed of plaque.

Following the guidelines and recommendations by Palm Beach Gardens dentist, Dr. Jay Ajmo and your Dental Hygienist will ensure that proper maintenance and care of your dental implants will help you make your smile last a lifetime!  Call us today at PGADentistry and schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Jay Ajmo, Palm Beach Gardens dentist.

PGA Dentistry
May 31, 2020

Germs are responsible for a wide range of different diseases. Some, such as Hepatitis and HIV are extremely serious, while others such as the common cold can be fairly mild. A huge number of these diseases are transmitted by blood, saliva, or in airborne droplets of bodily fluids that healthy people then come into contact with

PGA Dentistry
April 30, 2020

Disinfection and sterilization are two crucial decontamination processes that are performed in medical and dental offices. Any good dental practice will have robust protocols for carrying out these processes, the purpose of which is to ensure that any medical and surgical instruments being used do not transmit infectious pathogens to patients.

PGA Dentistry
March 31, 2020

If you are looking to transform the appearance of your smile, you may be considering getting porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments and can improve the way your teeth look in just two appointments. Each veneer is custom-designed for a specific tooth and is created in the perfect shape, size, and color needed to naturally enhance its appearance. The process to fit dental veneers is simple too and takes place over two visits to your dentist. The first is used to prepare whichever teeth are being covered with porcelain veneers. This involves administering local anesthetic so that a little of the enamel can be removed, which will ensure that the veneers do not make the tooth appear too thick. Impressions are then taken which will be used to create your veneers before you are fitted with a temporary device and can leave. The second appointment, a week or two later, will involve checking the fit of your veneers and securing them permanently in place.