Looking after your dental implant
It is important to care for your dental implant/s, much like your natural teeth. They may not be able to develop tooth decay, but they can be affected by gum disease in the same way that teeth are. Inflammation of the gums and bone loss around the implant is known as peri-implantitis. If this is not treated, it can cause the implant to become loose and even fail.
Care for your implant like you do for your other teeth. Brush twice per day, keeping in mind to reach down to the level of the gums. Clean between the implant and next door teeth (or implant/s) daily using floss, interdental brushes, or a water flosser. Your treating dentist or dental specialist should provide you with advice on the best items to care for your implant. Make sure to attend for regular dental hygiene visits with your dentist, a dental hygienist or oral health therapist who will help you to care for your implant.