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Top tips for caring for dental crowns on implants

Posted on 24/01/2019
Top tips for caring for dental crowns on implants

Maintaining good oral health is a daily job if you want to prevent dental issues in the future. Things like bad oral hygiene or an accident can result in the loss of one or more teeth, and in these cases the best and most effective course of action is the placement of dental implants. Setting dental implants to replace lost teeth prevents problems like the loosening or loss of neighboring teeth, for example.

The patient must follow a series of instructions to extend the life of a tooth after receiving a dental implant (and dental crown)

The purpose of the dental implant is for it to work as if it were a natural tooth. And while the implant won’t cause cavities, it can produce tartar and cause other types of diseases such as periodontitis. That’s why it’s important to take care of teeth, both natural and artificial.

How to care for dental crowns on implants

The gum contracts when a natural tooth is lost, creating a small concave space between the crown and gums. That means that, in certain cases and depending on the anatomy of the gum, crowns on implants may accumulate more food than a natural tooth.

Dental crowns on implants should be cleaned and cared for using the same techniques as with a natural tooth, but cleaned more often to prevent gingivitis, gum inflammation that can affect the crown and the implant. We recommend you visit your dentist if you notice that your teeth or dental crowns are placing unusual pressure on the gum.

We recommend using interproximal brushes, an electric toothbrush, and a dental irrigator, the combination of all three an excellent way to remove bacterial plaque. This lengthens the life of the dental implant and prevents complications like a loose fit.

If you need more information about how to care for or clean dental crowns, you can make an appointment with our Casanova 25 specialist.