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  1. Arti says:

    This includes mild nitrous oxide and powerful IV sedation. If you are feeling anxious about your treatment in any way, we want to reassure you that you have nothing to be afraid of. You’ll also need to floss at least once a day to remove food debris and plaque from the sides of your implant. Yes. On top of that, you should still visit our office once every six months for a routine exam and checkup from our office. Not only are you in good hands, but you can also receive calming sedation services entirely in-house. While the implant-retained crown that covers the implant is not technically capable of developing decay (because it’s made from porcelain, an inorganic material) that doesn’t mean you can’t still develop an infection of the gum tissue surrounding the implant. While dental implants do not require any specialized care to maintain, there are important steps you’ll need to take to ensure While dental implants do not require any specialized care to maintain, there are important steps you’ll need to take to ensure that they last for many decades (and ideally for the rest of your life. For this reason, you need to practice sufficient at-home brushing and flossing daily. ) First, you’ll need to brush at least twice a day using a fluoridated toothpaste to prevent buildup of plaque and bacteria. We also advise against using any tobacco products, especially right after your surgery as this can cause the implant to fail.

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