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Implant Care
Houston, TX

Woman talking to dentist during dental exam for implant care Kevin Nail, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Houston, TX 77095-2890We can replace missing teeth with the use of dental implants. They are a fantastic option that, when combined with a dental prosthetic, provides our patients with the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. Part of their success is in how they are cared for. At Kevin Nail, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry we are happy to provide you the information and tips to help you be successful.

Depending on the work being done, your dental implant treatment may be done in a series of stages. You may wonder how you can help the process and what signs to look for, including signs of healing or trouble. Using care techniques can help. The best guidance can be provided by our team members, but some general information may include the information found below.

Preparatory to Implant Placement

Depending on the work being done, there may be some preparations that we discuss to improve your success. This may include:
•  Rate of Healing: There are some habits, medical conditions, and medications that can slow your rate of healing. Be sure to inform us of all information, even if it seems irrelevant. We may be able to offer guidance.
•  Bone Graft: Many implant procedures require a bone graft before treatment. This is due to a loss of mass following the loss of teeth.
•  Gum Disease: We will want to reduce the possibility of infection to the surgical site by helping you gain control of gum disease before treatment is performed.

Caring for a Single Dental Implant

Your single implant operates much the same way your regular teeth do, meaning they require daily hygiene. This includes:
•  Brushing Twice a Day: We recommend using a soft bristle brush and a low-abrasive toothpaste. When brushing, angle the brush toward the gum line to remove plaque and debris from collecting at the gums in addition to brushing all sides of your teeth.
•  Take Care around the Crown: While brushing, take extra time to brush away any decay causing bacteria from around and under the crown.
•  Floss: The brush does a great job, but it can miss areas between teeth. Be sure to floss daily to remove these hard to get particles. Some patients prefer using an oral irrigator.

Caring for your Overdenture and Dental Implants

Overdentures are designed to be removable, unlike a full arch bridge. When caring for your overdenture we recommend:
•  Remove to Clean:When appropriate, remove your overdenture for a daily soak in a recommended cleaner. We want to reduce and remove harmful bacteria. Find the time that works best for you, maybe while you shower.
•  Inspect your Prosthetic: Look over your device and look for anything missing, fractured, or could be harmful to you. We are happy to inspect your device as needed.
•  Brush and Rinse: Lightly brush your oral cavity and rinse twice a day. In addition, lightly brush and rinse your prosthetic before replacing it in your mouth.

If you would like more information on implant care, contact Kevin Nail, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at (346) 250-3575 and we will be happy to advise you.


Kevin Nail, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
15757 FM 529 Suite A
Houston, TX 77095-2890

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