If you’ve been considering dental implants for quite some time now you’ll want to make sure that you’ll get the most out of your investment. Here’s what you need to know before you get implants!
A large factor that leads to the overall success of dental implants is knowing whether or not you’re a suitable candidate in the first place. Patients must have adequate bone at the site where the dental implant is being considered so that it can be placed properly. Our staff will perform x-rays to determine the quality of the bone at the site and make a recommendation on the next step. For most patients, the dental implant is usually the next step, but for some, it may require a bone graft prior to the placement of the implant.
Proper Maintenance & Care
Contrary to popular belief, dental implants do not typically require any more attention than your natural teeth. However, that does not mean that you are exempt from maintaining your teeth and neglecting their care. It is critical to properly care for your dental implants by regularly brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Doing so will ensure the overall health of the bone and gum surrounding the new implant. It is also vital to closely follow the instructions of the oral surgeon following surgery. This will allow you to maximize your healing time and it will contribute to the overall success of your new dental implants.
Go Above and Beyond
Although your implants will not require any other special maintenance or care, it never hurts to treat them like a valuable investment, in part because they are. Getting regular professional teeth cleanings and frequent check-ups will not only help to protect your health, but it will allow your implants to have great long-term success.
Following these suggestions will give you peace of mind in taking the next step forward with your dental implants. Do you still have questions about whether or not dental implants are right for you? Contact the Oral & Facial Surgery Institute today!