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Dental implants represent a serious investment in your long-term oral form and function. With the proper care, the implanted anchors, hardware and the custom-fitted crown have the potential to last for many years to come.

Just like natural teeth and dental implants with crowns, the abutment anchors will require regular brushing. Food particles, bacteria and plaque buildup on your dentures. If left unchecked and unbrushed, this can cause a loss of bone near the implanted anchors or it can lead to the anchors becoming misaligned.

You should brush away any food particles and plaque with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste at the end of the day to keep your implant in tip-top shape.

Attending your regular dental checkups is also very important. It’s natural for clips, anchor plates, bars and other anchoring hardware to suffer some wear and tear over time. Anchor abutments can also become slightly misaligned, requiring minor adjustments. Your dentist can often handle these problems quickly before they have time to exacerbate and become something more serious.

If you have any questions about the best way to maintain your implants, please feel free to give us a call at 801.260.0530 to schedule an appointment.