Dos and Don’ts for a Successful Dental Implant
Dental implants are one of the best options for replacing your missing teeth. However, sometimes they fail due to various reasons that we discussed in our previous blog. So if you are considering dental implants and want a successful procedure, there are many things you should consider to have a lasting, lifetime solution for your missing teeth.
Here are some dos and don’ts for dental implants:
Do Choose the Best and Experienced Implant Dentist
Choose an experienced dentist who has performed thousands of successful implants and uses the latest technology to ensure the safety and comfort of the patients. Select the one who listens to the patients carefully and takes time to understand their needs and customize the treatment accordingly.
Do Take a Proper and Nutritious Diet
A nutritious diet is important to give you the vitamins and protein you need for a successful implant. Take foods that are easy to eat as you would not be able to chew properly right after the implant procedure. Cottage cheese, yogurt and pureed vegetables are great sources for protein and vitamins.
Do Be Patient During and After Surgery
The dental implant surgery and recovery process takes time. You may not be able to see the final result for quite a while but stay patient. Allow the dental implant to heal properly and bond with your jawbone before placing the crown. Don’t rush back to your normal routine or regular food. Give yourself a week’s time to rest and ensure proper healing.
Do Take Proper Care of Your Implants
Learn how to take proper care of your dental implants. The longevity of your dental implants depends on how well you care for them. Ask your dentist how to properly care for your implants.
Don’t Choose Cheap Implants
Although implants are costly, they are one of the most effective options for your missing teeth and are worth the investment. Choose the best and highest quality implant option instead of going for the cheapest option.
Don’t Lie About Your Health or Habits
Inform your dentist about your medical history and habits. If you have gum disease, let the dentist know, so he can take extra steps to control any infection before or after the procedure. Disclose if you smoke as it can affect the healing process. Gum disease and smoking are high risk factors for implants.
Don’t Pick Up Bad Habits
After getting dental implants, don’t take up any bad habits such as chewing tobacco, smoking, or any sugar addictions that hinders the healing process. Follow good oral hygiene habits to keep your teeth and implants healthy.
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Don’t Postpone Your Treatment
Don’t delay getting a dental implant as missing teeth will increase the risk of bone loss in the jaw. Dental implants will stop bone loss by bonding with your jawbone. Don’t wait to get the healthy and beautiful smile you always wanted.
Dr. Orest Frangopol is the Owner of OC Dental Implants, a leading dental office in the Orange County area. Dr. Frangopol is an expert in providing comprehensive implant services that include: single tooth dental implant, bone grafting, dental implants and full mouth reconstruction. He along with his team has a reputation of offering affordable dental implants combined with customized treatment for all his patients.