A dental implant is a very good solution for a lost tooth. For the long term success of implants, maintenance is key!
Implants need regular care to avoid disease of the implant, so called peri-implant disease. Dental implants are less resistant to infection than teeth. Thus infection control is crucial!
Bacteria cause inflammation in the soft tissues around the implants. This may lead to loss of bone and, in worst case, your implant. Keep your implant healthy!
Regular cleaning of dental implants is important to hinder progression of disease and avoid loss of bone around the implant, over time. It is very important that you are seen on a regular basis by your dentist or dental hygienist to disclose any clinical signs of implant disease.
Your dentist or dental hygienist will clean your dental implants two to four times a year depending on presence of clinical signs of inflammation (bleeding, aka mucositis).
Labrida BioClean® is a novel, safe and scientifically proven instrument used by your dentist or dental hygienist for cleaning of your dental implants. The treatment is gentle, and you may experience less pain. Dental anaesthesia is often not even necessary. With Labrida BioClean® the risk for damaging the implant surface is negligible.
Your dentist or dental hygienist will tell you more about maintenance of your implants, with optimal recall intervals at the clinic, and home care using toothbrushes and dental floss, to extend the life length of your implants.
Similarly, Labrida BioClean® can be used for maintenance of teeth suffering from periodontitis, with documented clinical effect.
FUN FACT! The company name LABRIDA is borrowed from the fish species Labridae (lat. Labroides, a.k.a. Cleaner fish or Dentist fish). Labridaes clean parasites from other fish and some are even brave enough to swim in to the mouth of sharks and other predatory fish to clean their teeth.
Download the Patient’s brochure and bring it to your dental therapist.