Implant care - A guide for patients

 

 

A) PATIENT HYGIENE

 
 
1. REGULAR TOOTHBRUSH

Everyday use is mandatory, ideally after every meal. The most important daily use is after last meal of the day.

Alpha Dental Clinic recommendation: Medium hardness toothbrushes, and Curaprox 5460

 
 
2. INTERDENTAL BRUSHES

They can be used on any kind of prosthetic work, and they have to be used regularly (every day, best after last meal). The serrated part of the brush goes under the crown (or bridge), and the edges of the implant are cleaned. The brush needs to be pushed in and out ONLY ONCE from both sides of the implant - do NOT repeatedly push in and out!!

Alpha Dental Clinic recommendation: Curaprox interdental brushes.

 
 
3. WATERPIK

An absolut recommendation for everyone, and an absolute must for implant patient. Dr. Beus uses Waterpik every day himself. Waterpik is water flosser which fires water, it is very efficient and a mandatory part of hygiene for every implant patient!

Alpha Dental Clinic recommendation: Waterpik Ultra WP 100

 
 
4. TOOTH FLOSSING

Use it in the places where it is possible. It is efficient when “new” teeth are not connected in one (bridge), but separated as natural teeth are. Example would be single crowns on implants. With big prosthetic work (All-on6, All-on-4) it is not possible to use it, as all teeth are connected.

Alpha Dental Clinic recommendation: Dontodent floss, DM.

 

 

ORDER OF USE: Dental floss (or interdental brush) → regular toothbrush → Waterpik

 

 

B) HYGIENE IN CLINIC (PROFESSIONAL CLEANING)

It is necessary to undergo professional cleaning 2 to 3 times a year, with ultrasonic scaler, by a dental professional. It does not have to be performed in our clinic, it can be done by your dentist abroad.