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18555 N 79th Ave Suite A-103
Glendale, AZ 85308-8370

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Dental Implant Care
Glendale, AZ

It's important to keep your implant clean just like your natural teeth. The cleaning variations between dental implants and natural teeth can be attributed to the following reasons:
•  The differences in the way dental implants and natural teeth attach to the gums and surrounding bone
•  The contrast between natural teeth and the materials used to construct dental implants

Dental implants are an excellent option for patients who dislike the additional cleaning materials and regimens required of dentures. Patients who opt for a tooth implant enjoy an ease of maintenance not afforded by any other option.
Woman brushing her teeth as shown by her Oral Surgeon in Glendale, AZ to take care of her new Dental Implant by Arrowhead Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

There is, however, a right way to care for your tooth implant. Dr. Allard is an expert in implant dentistry, placing your implants and providing thorough instruction in the maintenance of your beautiful new smile, including:
•  Proper brushing and flossing regimen
•  Regular professional cleanings
•  Routine checkups with Dr. Michael Allard

The Difference Between Your Tooth and a Tooth Implant

Your tooth implant is made up of an implant post, an abutment and a crown. These three parts replicate the function and appearance of your tooth structure. The implant post is made of titanium, which integrates with the bone over time, providing the stability and stimulation of a tooth root. The abutment is a piece that connects the post and the crown. Therefore, the crown is the only visible part of the implant. Collagen is used as a substitute for the connective fibers that hold your natural teeth in place, supporting your tooth implant.

The Difference Between Gum Disease and Peri-Implantitis

When you neglect to care for your natural teeth, you can develop gum disease from the infection of bacteria. These bacteria build up in the mouth and inhabit the plaque that accumulates on your teeth. These bacteria can also affect the gum tissue around your tooth implant, causing peri-implantitis if plaque is allowed to accumulate around the crown of your implant. Peri-implantitis, much like gum disease, can progress quickly, resulting in loss of the implant and bone tissue. This condition can be avoided by following a proper brushing and flossing routine and maintaining regular checkups and cleanings.

With proper care, your dental implants can last a lifetime. For your dental implant consultation in Glendale, AZ, contact Dr. Allard today.
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Dr. Michael Allard
18555 N 79th Ave, Suite A-103
Glendale, AZ 85308-8370
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About Us
Dr. Michael Allard has been delivering outstanding care in oral and maxillofacial surgery here in Arizona since 2000. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Glendale, AZ, Dr. Allard manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions.
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