How is implant cleaning in the dental practice different from ordinary teeth cleaning?
“If a patient has dental implants, we will of course take this into account when cleaning their teeth. Even with high-quality implant restoration, there can be places that you as a patient cannot reach yourself. That’s our task! Because in hard-to-reach places of the implant, the dental plaque can only be completely removed in the dental practice.”
Are there special devices for cleaning implants?
“Yes, we only use plastic or devices with plastic attachments. Plastic is more flexible than metal and therefore particularly gentle on cleaning the dental implant. There are special carbon attachments for ultrasound cleaning. With other devices, we would scratch the surfaces quickly.”
What exactly does the typical implant prophylaxis look like?
“We tailor the treatment individually to each implant patient. This all belongs to implant prophylaxis:
- We measure the depth of the gum pockets around the dental implants and compare the values with the latest results. This is how we determine whether something has changed in the condition of the periodontal system.
- With a powder water jet device, we clean the surfaces of the dental implants and remove dental plaque even in places that cannot be reached with the toothbrush.
- By polishing the surface of teeth and dentures with a special paste, we ensure that bacteria can attach less quickly.”