Films of bacteria called Biofilm start to appear on implants as quickly as they do on teeth. The major problem is that this biofilm on implants is resistant to antibiotics and antiseptics. Hence, the biofilm can damage the tissues that keep the implant in place. Thus, the accuracy of your cleaning of your teeth and implants is very vital. This means that oral hygiene and care of implants is vital not only after the final crowns, bridges or denture placement but also during the healing (osseointegration) phase.