Livermore, California (EastBayDaily) — A dental implant is an artificial device embedded in the jaw as a replacement for the roots of an extracted tooth and is meant to hold an artificial crown or bridge. Unlike dentures, dental implants look and feel like real teeth, and with proper dental care, they can last a lifetime. Dr. Endre Selmeczy, a specialist in implant dentistry and one-visit dentistry in Tri-Valley, is currently offering tips on how to care for implants.
“Although they are artificial, dental implants can be covered with food particles and can even stain overtime, in much the same way as real teeth do,” Dr. Selmeczy said. “But they are not that difficult to manage and maintain as caring for them is also like caring for one’s natural teeth.”
1) Brush and floss at least twice a day. It is important to pay special attention to back teeth, the spaces in-between teeth, the gums and the devices that attach to the implants (abutments).
2) Using a germicidal mouthwash reduces the build-up of bad bacteria in the mouth, and its use is advisable especially after drinking coffee or tea–substances that are known to cause tooth stains.
3) A regular visit to the dentist is important. Twice a year is the recommended practice to ensure thorough cleaning, as well as checking the condition of the gums, the jaw and the implants.
Dr. Selmeczy can give more detailed and personalized advice on caring for one’s dental implants and natural teeth. He and his dental staff are highly experienced in patient care and give high regard for their patient’s comfort.
“Our courteous and trusted staff are dedicated to providing you superior dental care with the highest level of comfort,” Dr. Selmeczy said.
For more information about Dr. Selmeczy and his services, call 925-344-4209, view him on the Web at http://www.sedationdentistry-trivalley.com or visit his office at 489 N. L St. in Livermore.
About Dr. Endre Selmeczy
Dr. Endre Selmeczy offers full-service, professional dental services for the entire family, including cosmetic and sedation dentistry. His office is conveniently located in a building designed as a residence, which reflects the homey and comfortable atmosphere of Selmeczy's personal and friendly style.
The dental office provides personalized care using state-of-the-art equipment and the newest procedures available. Same-day emergency care is available to patients.
Dr. Selmeczy also provides residents of the Tri-Valley area with sedation dentistry, implant dentistry, one-visit dentistry, one-day dentistry, sleep dentistry and mercury-free dentistry.