Oral hygiene for dental implants is almost the exact same as oral hygiene for natural teeth,” Dr. Receveur said. “Even though your prosthetic teeth can’t develop cavities, brushing and flossing can help prevent gum disease.
New Albany, IN (PRWEB) May 14, 2014
New Albany contemporary dental implant center dentist Dr. Ronald Receveur reminds those who have dental implants to care for their prosthetic teeth just as they would their natural ones.
“Oral hygiene for dental implants is almost the exact same as oral hygiene for natural teeth,” Dr. Receveur said. “Even though your prosthetic teeth can’t develop cavities, brushing and flossing can help prevent gum disease.”
Unlike dentures, which can be removed and soaked overnight to clean, permanent false teeth should be brushed in the morning, after meals and at night just like regular teeth. They also should be flossed daily.
One difference from natural teeth and false teeth is dental checkups. If someone still has natural teeth, he or she should see the dentist twice per year, Dr. Receveur said. Those with all-prosthetic teeth usually get a checkup only once per year.
During a checkup, dentists must be careful with All on Four dental implants and other types of implants. Some dental instruments can damage the implants that anchor the prosthetic teeth.
“Traditional dental tools can scratch your titanium implants,” Dr. Receveur said. “We use titanium instruments to gently clean around your new teeth.”
Dr. Receveur practices in a dental implant clinic in New Albany, Ind., across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky. He provides general and cosmetic dental work such as teeth cleanings, fillings, root canals, extractions and teeth whitening. He also does more advanced implant and cosmetic dentistry such as veneers, crowns, dental implants in one day, dental implants in one hour, All on Four dental implants, All on Six dental implants, bone grafting and sinus lifts, all with IV sedation dentistry.
Dr. Receveur attended Indiana University Southeast in his native New Albany, and he graduated with honors in chemistry. The Louisville dentist earned his doctorate in Dental Surgery from the Indiana University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Receveur has served Southern Indiana and Louisville since 1981.
Dr. Receveur has earned numerous advanced certifications in Implant, Comprehensive, Restorative, Sedation and Aesthetic dentistry, accruing more than 5,000 hours of postgraduate training.
Those looking for All on Four dental implant costs should go to NewAlbanyImplants.com.