Gina Tennant, Dental Hygienist and Therapist at Dentale Shrewsbury explains why it is important to protect and care for your teeth, especially to look after your implants correctly, and how a hygienist like herself can help you to do this.
“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 by sustaining regular maintenance visits with a Dental Hygienist, where recall visits can be tailored to each individual patient.”
To book your appointment with Gina, call Dentale, Shrewsbury on 0845 017 88 99.
For further information about Dentale please call 08450 1788 99, email [email protected] or visit www.dentale.co.uk
More about Gina Tennant | Dental Hygienist and Therapist, Dentale Shrewsbury | GDC No. 162008
Gina is originally from Shropshire where she worked as a dental nurse for 7 years. Striving for more, she moved to Liverpool where she received a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy from the University of Liverpool in 2012, and has additionally gained qualifications in both in-surgery and at home teeth whitening.
Experienced in treating patients with advanced gum disease, her special interests are implant maintenance and anxious patients. Gina understands that everybody is different, so tailors all treatment to each individual patient.
Gina says she takes great pride in her work and enjoys her job most when she can make patients feel more confident and comfortable not only with dental treatment but their smile too.