Hygienists play an important role in your dental care, working with you to maximise preventative oral health and minimise the need for dental treatment.
It is especially important to look after your implants correctly. Once dental implants are placed, it is extremely important that they are maintained, as unlike teeth, dental implants have no muscle fibres around them to act as a shock absorber, which may lead to bone loss around the implant. Furthermore, if plaque and bacteria are being left around the implant, usually unbeknown to the patient, then this could also lead to bone loss and ultimately loss of the implant itself.
Dental implants are a huge investment and with the proper care could last a life time. Dental hygienists play a key role in the maintenance of dental implants. By having regular implant maintenance visits with a dental hygienist it allows for monitoring the implant and soft tissues, as well as checking for signs of inflammation, pus formation, mobility, bleeding and bone loss which are all signs of implant failure.
Ensure that you get the most out of your implants and protect your investment by sustaining regular maintenance visits with a Dental Hygienist, where recall visits can be tailored to each individual patient.