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.”

PATIENT REVIEWS

Pam L. (Periodontal patient)
Jun 29, 2014

 

Due to the severity of my dental needs, my regular dentist referred me to Dr. Engen’s office. Being referred to a periodontal specialist is not something I would wish upon anyone, and it was difficult going to another dentist. However, from the minute I entered their office I was greeted by professional, friendly staff members who acknowledged me with a warm smile and a pleasant, cheerful welcome. The doctors and hygienists demonstrated a high level of expertise and technical competency by effectively communicating the options available to address my dental needs. Each and every staff member I encountered, from the receptionist, to the doctors are extremely dedicated to creating a long term relationship with each one of their patients, including taking the time to educate each patient about oral hygiene. The staff at your office works harmoniously, cooperatively and effectively as a team to make your time with them as productive as possible. I would highly recommend this office to anyone seeking resolution to any dental issues and be assured you will be pleasantly surprised with your time with them.

Arlene W.
Jun 29, 2014

 

Dr. Engen was great! He explained my diagnosis and the procedure required thoroughly. I was even asked if I liked the colors of paint for the office.