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How do I care for my root form dental implant?

Robert Merin
Periodontics

Once your implant has a crown, you should brush and floss your implant like the rest of your teeth.  Root form implants are true body replacements that function like your natural teeth.

To care for your root form dental implant properly, follow all of your dentist's instructions. He or she will probably advise you not to attempt cleaning the area near the implant at first. You will also probably need to take antibiotics to prevent infection. When your dentist gives you the okay, you can treat your root form dental implants just as you would your natural teeth. That means brushing several times a day and flossing at least once daily. Your dentist may have other special care instructions for your root form dental implants. For instance, he or she may recommend that you increase the frequency of office visits for routine cleanings.

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