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.
Dental Implant placement requires the patients gums to be healthy prior to implant placement and at least 6 months healing period allowed after any gum (periodontal) treatment.
Studies have shown that patients who smoke and patients with previous poor gum health (periodontal health) occurrence have a reduced success rate to patients who are not smokers and with no previous gum health problems. This means that we prefer to re-assess and monitor the implants more frequently on patients who smoke and patients with previous poor gum health (periodontal health) occurrence.
We recommend that you have regular hygiene treatment at least every 6 months. For those patients who have had gum disease prior to starting the treatment, hygiene treatment is recommended every 3 months.
We also recommend an annual examination and a regular radiograph to check the implant treatment.
4.9 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 starsposted 5 days ago
I live in London so it was no problem visiting them at Harley Street, I was a bit nervous when I walked in but it all went fine and I now have no more gaps in my teeth, many thanks Sarah
5 out of 5 starsposted 1 week ago
I now have The perfect smile and can eat everything. Wonderful service and one Very satisfied lady.
Contact us for any questions, requests and further information; or to arrange a FREE Initial Consultation.
The free no obligation Initial Consultation will be with our dentist and/or our Treatment Coordinators. The suitability of options discussed will ultimately be dependent upon your clinical assessment with a dentist at the practice.