A dental implant is a prosthetic replacement for a missing tooth. Just like a natural tooth consists of a crown and root, so does a dental implant. Most dental implants are made of pure titanium, a metal that is particularly suited to osseointegration (integration into the bone). If you are seeking a tooth implant in Miramar, here are a few do’s and don’ts to keep consider:
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.
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.
For more information on dental implants in Miramar, contact Sedation Dental Spa at (954) 433-4300. To read more about dental reconstruction and what else our dental office offers for you and your family, read more on our site. We’ve got your back (and mouth) covered!