Step 2: Learning how to control plaque

When performed correctly, plaque control is important to the long-term success of periodontal treatment.

The main role in your treatment and in plaque control is played by you

Depending on the clinical case in question, fixed implants are either cemented or screwed to the implant abutment (which connects the implant to the replacement tooth).

  • The control is carried out by you every night for seven minutes.
  • The aim here is to control and limit dental plaque deposits under your gum.
  • To do this, the gums have to be disinfected using a toothbrush and, if need, and antiseptic paste.
  • It is extremely important to use brushes and dental floss to disinfect the area between the teeth.
  • You will see a reduction in gum inflammation and less bleeding after a few weeks.
  • You will have to follow this treatment for the rest of your life.



The long-term success of the treatment is closely associated with how well you manage plaque control throughout your life.

In other words, you will have to follow a meticulous plaque control routine if you do not want the disease to recur.

Successful control is based on how motivated you are. If you are not motivated you will be tempted to abandon your efforts at the control.

It is important for you to see your dentist on a regular basis for maintenance sessions to keep you motivated.