Periodontal Maintenance of your Implant

Your implant represents a significant investment both in terms of time, treatment, and cost. You want to preserve and maintain that investment so you may enjoy your implant(s) for years to come.

The American Board of Periodontics guidelines on implant periodontal maintenance states that “Patients with implants should be evaluated at regular intervals to monitor their peri-implant status, the condition of implant-supported prostheses, and plaque control.”

The board goes on to say “The evidence suggests that plaque control is as critically important for the maintenance of dental implants as for natural teeth. Consequently, it appears that effective implant oral hygiene techniques may include interdental brushes, dental floss, dental tape, and floss ribbons, as well as topical chemotherapeutic agents. Professional maintenance using plastic instruments, air-powered abrasives, as well as polishing with a rubber cup and fine abrasive, also may be indicated.”

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Patricia A.
Jun 29, 2014

 

Dr. David has a wonderful chairside manner, just as his father did when I saw him many years ago. He made me feel very comfortable

Carrie M.
Jun 29, 2014

 

You can tell the minute you walk in that everyone enjoys what they do and that everyone likes each other. You also know there is no revolving door on staff. This tells me that the dentist values his staff and must treat them well so they don’t leave. It is a huge positive to always return to the same people who never forget who you are either. Your office is the BEST!