Maintaining Your New Dental Implants

Maintaining your dental implants is just as important as cleaning your natural teeth. Perfect Smile is here to give you some helpful information on keeping your implants clean for long-term dental health.

Something you may have not known about dental implants is they not only look, act, and feel like real teeth but caring for them is quite similar as well. If you keep your teeth clean and protect your dental implants, they can last years – up to a lifetime.

  •  Brush and floss.
    • As with normal teeth, you should brush implants about two to three times a day and floss between your teeth every day.

Even though implants cannot develop cavities, plaque and tartar can still build up, which can affect your other teeth, leading to bad breath, decay, and gum disease and potential dental implant failure.

  • Visit Perfect Smile for regular check-ups and cleanings.
    • At Perfect Smile Dental we recommend regularly scheduled check-ups in or order to maintain the overall health of mouth – including your dental implants.
  • Watch for signs of infections.

While dental implants are indistinguishable from your natural teeth, there is one specific way in which they differ. Small fibers connect your gums to your natural teeth, and these fibers help prevent food particles from becoming lodged between your teeth and your gums. The gum tissue doesn’t connect to your dental implants in the same way, so you will need to be cautious when eating foods with small seeds or other particles that could become stuck.

If you experience any signs of infection such as redness, swelling, or a pimple-like lesion on the gum tissue around your implant, please call Perfect Smile Dental right away so we can schedule an evaluation and stop a small problem from becoming bigger.

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If you have further questions about your dental implants or proper post-treatment care, contact Perfect Smile today for a consultation and appointment for check-ups and/or cleanings.

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Finding the Right Dentist in Las Vegas

There are many choices and options when selecting a general family dentist in Las Vegas. With so many options for the best dentist it can be overwhelming. Do they take your dental insurance, is the dental office easy to get to and which dental services do they offer. All these factors weigh in on your decision for which dentist to choose.  The goal for the dentists and team at Perfect Smile Dental is to ensure the selection process is simple.

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What Kinds of Dentists Should I Look For?

The first thing to establish is what you and your family personally need for your dental health. In general, here are just some of the types of dentists and services we provide:

  • Endodontist: Root Canal Specialists – Inside your teeth are tiny cavern-like passages called canals that contain sensitive living tissue, blood vessels, and nerves. Endodontists specialize in diagnosing and treating issues within our tooth.
  • Oral Surgeon: Oral Surgery Specialist – This specialist focuses on treating problems related to the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, and jaw. Oral surgeons specialize in treatments that require complex procedures or deep levels of sedation – beyond nitrous oxide or laughing gas. Procedures performed by oral surgeons include tooth extractions, corrective jaw surgery, and cleft lip or cleft palate surgery.
  • Orthodontist: Alignment Specialist – Orthodontics is about correcting teeth and jaws that are out of position uses braces and clear aligners. You may see an orthodontist if your jaw isn’t aligned properly leading to an overbite, underbite or crossbite. You may see an orthodontist if your teeth are crooked or misaligned.
  • Pediatric Dentist:  Children’s Dental Health Specialist – Pediatric dentists are to a child’s oral health like pediatricians are to their overall health. They’re dentists who specialize in the oral development and care of children from infancy through their teens. Pediatric dentists help your child stay on the path to a lifelong, healthy smile.
  • Periodontist:  Gum Specialist – Periodontal dentistry focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases that affect the gums, and other structures that support the teeth. Think of them as the gum disease experts of dentistry.
  • Prosthodontist:  Replacement Specialist – Prosthodontists focus on restoring and replacing lost or damaged teeth. Prosthodontists have a unique understanding of everything that goes into a beautiful, functional, and natural-looking smile. Prosthodontists specialize in porcelain veneers, crowns, dental implants, fixed bridges, dentures, and reconstructive dentistry.

Once you’ve determined what skills and specialists you’ll need from your general dentist’s office, you can narrow down to local offices within your insurance plan.

For further information into learning about getting the right dentist for your family, contact Perfect Smile. With specialists in multiple fields, we provide a wide range of services and dental care procedures that can restore and maintain any smile. 

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