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Your new dental implant is made from a titanium abutment that is mounted with a dental crown. Even though these materials are not susceptible to the ravages of tooth decay, your new implant will still need to be included in your daily oral hygiene routine.

Plaque buildup and residual food particles left on your smile can harden into tartar near the gumline. This promotes gum disease, which can, in time, compromise the abutments that are anchoring your implanted bridge in place.

If you are having trouble cleaning plaque and food particles from around the bridge, you might want to try using a waxed floss threader, interdental brushes or a dental water jet.

Our regular dental checkup includes a cleaning procedure that will remove any hardened tartar and will allow the dentist to monitor the implant, crown and the overall health of your gums.

If you have questions about the best way to maintain your new implanted bridge in Couer d'Alene, Idaho, you can always call Scholes Family Dental at 208-667-1578 for a consultation with your dentist, Dr. Michael Scholes.