How to Take Proper Care of Your Dental Implants

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Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants incorporate into your bone structure to become a part of your anatomy. Implants are long-lasting, so It makes good sense to take great care of them.

With good home care and regular visits to our Yuma, AZ dental office, your dental implant will look great and may last a lifetime!

How to Keep Up With Your Dental Implants

1. Practice good home hygiene.

  • Even though your implant restoration can’t develop cavities, it can form plaque and tartar build-up. It can put your other teeth at risk and inflame your gum tissue. Make sure to floss as well to remove the plaque that can build up between your teeth and just below the gumline.

2. Visit our office for regular cleanings and examinations.

  • At each appointment, we will check the condition of your implant to make sure that it is still in great shape.

3. Avoid chewing on hard substances.

  • Chewing on hard foods like ice or hard candy can damage your crown – and your natural teeth! Avoid these types of foods and watch out for nervous habits involving your teeth, like biting your nails or chewing on a pencil.

4. Use any cleaning aids recommended by Dr. Carroll.

  • Dr. Carroll may recommend a specific type of toothbrush or dental floss to help you make the most of your home care routine. Follow through on his instructions for the best results.

5. Keep an eye out for infection.

  • The roots of your natural teeth are often well-protected by gum tissue, which has fibers that connect to the roots to keep debris out. When you have dental implants, these fibers are no longer present. It means that it can be more comfortable for trash (like bits of popcorn) to become stuck between the implant and the gum. If this debris isn’t promptly dislodged, an infection can set in. If you notice that a bit of trash has become struck and brushing and flossing do not remove it, please contact our office right away so that we can get you in and remove the debris.

Call our Yuma AZ Dental Office Today!

If you ever have any questions about caring for your dental implants, please give us a call! We are always happy to provide you with the guidance you need to stay healthy.

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Irene Peters
Irene Peters
20:05 09 Dec 17
Dr. Carroll has state-of-the-art equipment and can do it all. I was able to get my new crown replaced on the same day with only the one visit. I've been going there for years and never had to wait past my appointment time. The office staff are all friendly, helpful, efficient, prompt, and make you feel at home and more importantly, comfortable. Dr. Carroll remembers details from prior visits and always follows up on them. A real bonus for me is that he has a way with giving the shots to numb your mouth without it hurting! I'm very grateful for the excellent care I get from Dr. Carroll and his staff.
Audrianna Daniel
Audrianna Daniel
16:55 25 Jan 18
I had such a wonderful experiance at this office! Switching from another local dentist was the best decision I ever made. Shanel, the hygienist, was absolutely amazing and Dr. Carroll was incredibly down to earth and attentive to any questions or concerns. The whole staff is just awesome and I can't recommend this office enough!
Carla Wolfe
Carla Wolfe
00:59 14 Jun 17
I was terrified of the dentist from past bad experience. My daughter had a traumatic experience at a local dentist as well. We have both started seeing Dr. Carroll and have had the most comfortable, reassuring experience. They are kind, knowledgeable and patient!! Thank you Dr. Carroll and Staff!! Second visit - 2/4/16 - Deep Clean Procedure and a Wisdom tooth extraction - Again, I can't say enough about my visit. The staff from the moment you walk in the door are professional and friendly. My procedure was 99.5% pain free and the extraction was 100% pain free. I was given information every step of the way and was made to feel comfortable at all times. This is an office with compassion, caring and understanding. I highly recommend this practice. I can't say thank you enough for the positive experience and dental work. Thank you!!
Lucinda Fox
Lucinda Fox
03:05 21 Jun 17
I have had an excellent experience with Dr. Carroll over the past -I have been with him since he started practice in Yuma. He and his staff have always treated me professionally and respectfully. I say 'had' because I just moved out of state and now I hope to find a new dentist as skilled as Dr. Carroll. My last visit was a highlight for me. He gave me a brand new, much improved smile by replacing my top front six teeth with crowns made by him on site. The change is amazing and I say "thank you Dr. Carroll!"
Sandy Baas
Sandy Baas
19:00 19 Oct 17
Sam Carroll , DMD, is knowledgable about all the latest and most effective dental procedures and treatment to make you SMILE... I have seen a caring and gentle approach with the very young patients ( My Grandaughter) and the concern he had with my 90 year old Father. Very comfortable yet professional atmosphere at all times!
Jill Castaneda
Jill Castaneda
20:20 21 Sep 17
Thank you for getting my son in and removing his wisdom tooth today. I would also like to thank you for the amazing service we received from everyone in the office and especially Dr. Carroll!! We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Dr. Carroll and his staff are the best.
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If you and your family are in need of quality dental care with a personal touch, call our office to schedule an appointment and find out why our patients say Dr. Carroll is the best dentist in Yuma! We have appointments available to fit every schedule.

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