James A. DiPerna, DMD
Amber M.S. Foronda, DMD
David C. Hay, DMD, MPH
RIDC/Fox Chapel Office

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Warrendale Office

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Dental Implants

Caring for Dental Implants

Caring for Dental Implants

While dental implants are a very predictable way to replace missing teeth, they must be appropriately cared for to maximize their longevity. It is true that dental implants cannot get cavities, however, they can be affected by the harmful bacteria that cause gum disease.

For this reason, it is extremely important to brush and floss dental implants daily, as you would a natural tooth. This important, daily cleaning routine will help to remove the plaque and bacteria that can cause bone loss around your implant and natural teeth.

In some cases, our doctors may recommend that you see our office for regular follow-up, as part of your normal dental schedule with your referring dentist. Please ask our doctors or hygienists if you have any questions about how to best care for your dental implants.