How to Care For Dental Implants
Losing a tooth is only fun for patients who are young enough to believe that the tooth fairy will exchange it for a dollar while they sleep. Adults who lose a permanent tooth due to decay, disease, or trauma to the mouth are often left feeling self-conscious about the appearance of their smile. Implants are becoming a popular choice to replace a missing tooth and give patients the smile they want, and deserve.
Implants have a 90 percent success rate and offer advantages such as increased comfort, easier eating, improved speech, durability, and convenience. Best of all, although the implant process requires several visits to the dentist and an oral surgeon, once it is complete, the implant doesn't require any additional care. Simply brush and floss daily and maintain regular visits to the dentist to ensure that your implant stays strong and healthy.
However, Dr. Don Jones of Social Circle Dental offers these tips to take care of your implant immediately following the surgical and restorative procedures.
Get lots of rest – While the implant surgery is pain-free, it is still surgery. You may feel like you can jump back into work and play, but you should take a day or two to let your mouth recover.
Salt water rinse – Rinsing with salt water speeds the healing process and helps to reduce pain and swelling. It takes only a teaspoon of salt added to a cup of warm water to rinse your mouth thoroughly.
Watch your diet – Following your surgery avoid hot, very cold, or sugary foods because your teeth may be sensitive. Try to eat a diet of soft items such as yogurt and pudding.
Be gentle – You will need to ensure that your implant stays clean and free from bacteria. Brush softly around the implant, taking care not to pull the stitches out. Brushing your teeth at the same time that you use the salt water rinse will make it easier to remember both steps and increases the effectiveness of both.
If you have a tooth that needs to be replaced, call Dr. Jones today to schedule a consultation. He will work with you to determine if an implant is the right option for you, answer any questions you may have, and get you on the path to a healthy and happy smile. Our office is conveniently located at 227 Brookstone Place, Social Circle, GA, 30025.
11/5/2020 10:05:07 am
It was really helpful when you said to avoid sugary foods. My cousin was at my house for dinner last night, and she was telling me about how she wants to look into getting a dental implant to replace a tooth she lost a couple of months ago, and she wants to make sure that she knows how to care for one after getting it. I'll make sure to pass these tips along to her once she gets a dental implant for her tooth.
11/15/2020 09:21:14 pm
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11/17/2021 06:11:19 pm
Thanks for this very educational blog post! Dentists utilize dental implants to replace teeth that have been removed. They are surgically inserted into the jawbone and function in the same way as actual teeth. In many cases, dental implants are the best long-term remedy for dental issues.
8/24/2022 05:56:42 am
It is important to take care of your dental implants to ensure their longevity. Be sure to brush and floss regularly, and visit your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. I am sure by following these steps shared by you above in the post going to help many people out there. Thanks for your share.
10/13/2022 12:42:57 am
Specific methods and efforts are required to maintain an implant clean and clear of harmful germs and plaque, which can infect the tissues around the implant and cause failure, in order to assure its life. Peri-implantitis can develop and lead to implant loss if persistent biofilm clearance is not practiced.
3/22/2023 05:53:10 pm
I appreciate what you said about avoiding sugary foods. The damage it does to teeth is astounding. I'll have to take a break from sweets.
4/13/2023 11:43:44 am
It's good to know that you can reduce swelling and pain by rinsing with salt water. My sister has a baby tooth that doesn't have an adult tooth to replace it once it falls out, so she wants to look into getting a dental implant for it sometime this year. I'll pass these tips along to her once she sees a dentist about getting dental implants so she can know how to recover properly.
It is essential to deal with your dental inserts to guarantee their life span. Make sure to brush and floss on a regular basis, and go to the dentist on a regular basis for cleanings and exams. I'm confident that many people will benefit from following these steps in the post. I appreciate you sharing.
In order to ensure an implant's longevity, specific procedures and efforts are required to keep it free of harmful bacteria and plaque, which can infect the tissues surrounding the implant and cause failure. Peri-implantitis can create and prompt embed misfortune if tenacious biofilm leeway isn't polished.
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