Maintenance is the period after your implant is restored. Our emphasis on maintenance means that we will continue to work with you to ensure that your implant and surrounding gums and bone stay healthy. Typically, this means coming to our office for a follow-up appointment 6 months and 1 year following restoration of your dental implant. During this time you will continue to see your general dentist, but we want to ensure that before fully returning you to your dentists care your implant is healthy and has good long-term stability. Just like natural teeth, proper care and maintenance of your implant and implant-supported crown is the key to preserving an ideal outcome over time. Be sure to make routine follow-up appointments and keep your implant-supported tooth clean by brushing and flossing as instructed by your oral health professional.