Before or after getting full mouth dental implants, you may wonder if your diet will be different in order to take care of the implants. Will you have to avoid foods that are difficult to chew for fear of damaging their structure, or if food will accumulate under them?
It is necessary to consider that dental implants are the closest option to a natural tooth, so it is normal to notice food debris around them but NOT under them. The key is to always have a cleaning routine such as brushing your teeth 2 to 3 times a day, and above all, floss your teeth regularly.
Dental Implants Act Like Your Regular Teeth
A well-built dental implant is a true work of art that will fit into your mouth as if it were a natural tooth. It will maintain a tight seal with your gums, minimizing any potential openings where food can become trapped.
Unlike a normal tooth, full mouth dental implants are fully cemented in place, so food should not get trapped underneath. If food gets stuck in your implant, it may mean that the implant was placed incorrectly, and can be fixed with a simple repositioning.
Taking Proper Care Of Your Dental Implants
To ensure the care of your implants, including any likelihood of stuck food, you can take into account these recommendations:
Brush a minimum of twice a day with a soft toothbrush.
Use a low abrasive toothpaste
Brush under and around the crown of the implant
Use a nylon-coated interdental brush to clean hard-to-reach places
Floss daily with unwaxed tape or implant-specific dental floss
Use a recommended oral irrigator
Bonus recommendation: To know the real condition of your implants, always make regular visits to your dentist 2 to 3 times a year so that you can enjoy your meals without any problems.
Let Us Take Care of Your Dental Implants
At Park 40, we offer the best in full-mouth dental implants or implant-supported dentures. You can forget about discomfort when eating, speaking, and, above all, recover the smile you long for.
We will take care of your oral health and that you return home with the best finish. Contact us to schedule your appointment.