Tips to Enhance the Success of Your Dental Implant

We are pleased to offer dental implants as an option to help you restore your smile. If you are considering having a dental implant placed to restore a tooth gap, we can provide further information to help you keep it in good shape. Our team is happy to offer some dental implant tips to help you maintain your implant for a lifetime.

Following the procedure to place the implant post, you may experience minor gum swelling in the area where your dental implant was placed. This experience is normal and should only last a few days, especially if you treat the swelling by applying an ice pack to the outer cheek area for several minutes at intervals.

How well your dental implant performs in your smile depends on the level of care you provide to keep your mouth clean. It’s important that you care for your teeth, dental implant and gums through daily brushing and flossing. We can even recommend special toothbrushes to effectively clean around your teeth crevices and metal posts.

We encourage you to always maintain your dental cleanings and exams at the dental office every six months to maintain the health and proper function of the dental restoration in your smile. You can also protect your implant by avoiding harmful dental habits such as chewing on pens, hard candy or ice, drinking dark beverages that stain or smoking. If you know that you have a tendency to grind your teeth, we encourage you to seek treatment for this condition.