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Implant Care

Implant Care

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Products recommended for Implant Care

Unique angle for implant abutments and other hard to reach areas
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Extra narrow brush easily cleans implant abutments from the outside
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Angled, changeable brush with a slim, pointed tuft for hard to reach areas
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Soft, rounded tuft for the gum line, erupting teeth and hard to reach areas
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Special circular bristles and unique user-friendly handle for exceptional interdental cleaning
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Special extra soft circular bristles and unique user-friendly handle for exceptional interdental cleaning
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Longer handle allows for easier posterior and anterior interdental cleaning
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All-in-one set for Implant Care: Implant Care Brush, Implant Toothbrush and Interdental Brush
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Extra long, strong trim bristles for good access and efficient cleaning
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Extremely gentle for brushing after oral surgery or delicate oral tissue
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TePe Bridge & Implant Floss is developed for efficient cleaning of implants and orthodontic appliances.
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More than two million implants are placed every year worldwide

Despite improvements in dental care, millions of patients suffer tooth loss - mostly due to tooth decay, gum disease, or injury. For many years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. But today, there are dental implants. Dental implants are replacement tooth roots with fixed or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.

Success rates of dental implants vary. In general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. These brand new teeth can be a great life improvement when you have lost your ability to chew, speak and smile the way you’d like to. With proper care, implants can last a lifetime.

Good oral hygiene is critical

Poor oral hygiene around dental implants can contribute to serious diseases. Peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis, are infectious diseases that affect tissues surrounding dental implants . The first is an inflammatory condition in the soft tissue, while the second also affects the bone. These diseases are common. Scientific studies have shown that peri-implant mucositis can occur in up to 80% of patients, and peri-implantitis in 28-56% of patients.

With proper maintenance, you can prevent these problems. Special cleaning devices are often needed to make daily oral hygiene possible

TePe is a leading innovator of the implant brush

TePe is a leading innovator of implant brushes, all developed in cooperation with dental professionals. There are several types of implants, all requiring special cleaning techniques.

Single implants

If one or more single teeth are missing, they can be replaced with single implants. Even though the result may look like a natural tooth, it will require extra attention. The space between your implant and your natural teeth or between your implants can be very narrow. TePe Interdental Brushes are needed to clean around the tooth replacement. You may also need a special brush, such as TePe Implant Care, Compact Tuft or Interspace.

Implant-supported bridges

An implant-supported bridge means that several teeth are replaced with a bridge, anchored to implants. All areas, both bridge and implants, must be brushed properly, which makes this type of implant more difficult to clean. TePe Interdental Brushes clean the sides of the implants, while special brushes, such as TePe Implant Care, Compact Tuft or Interspace are needed for access from the tongue side as well as the cheek side of the implant surfaces.

Implant-supported overdenture

This type of removable denture is snapped on to implant abutments or a connecting bar. It is important to clean all areas properly – the abutments, the connecting bar as well as the removable overdenture. A single tufted brush, such as TePe Compact Tuft or Interspace, is ideal for brushing the abutments. If you have a connecting bar, TePe Interdental Brushes are recommended for cleaning under the bar. The TePe Denture brush has extra long and strong filaments for efficient cleaning of the overdenture.

Cleaning after surgery

After surgery, it is often recommended to use a gentler brush. TePe Special Care and Gentle Care toothbrushes have ultra soft filaments.

Professional Maintenance and Proper Home Care

However comfortable you might be with your new teeth, regular check-ups are important to make sure the implants and surrounding tissues are healthy. Always ask your dentist and hygienist for advice on what cleaning tools and techniques best suit you and your particular type of dental implant.