As with any other form of dental care, regular checks (ideally 6 monthly) are very important to detect any problems early and provide corrective treatment if required. You will be given detailed instruction on the cleaning and day-to-day care of your implant but only you can look after the implant/s on a daily basis. The implant will be at risk if you fail to keep it, the restoration and the surrounding gum very clean and free from both dental plaque and gum disease. This may require regular use of dental floss, tape and possibly more specialised cleaning aids. Your mouth must be kept in as healthy a condition as possible. This will of course also benefit any remaining natural teeth.