Tips to Maintain Your Dental Implant

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We are happy to provide dental implants if you have lost one of more teeth and need to restore your smile. If you have never received a dental implant before to fill a tooth gap and have some concerns, we are here to help you keep your implant in good shape. Below we offer some dental implant tips following the placement procedure and to keep your implant healthy and clean.

After the procedure to secure your implant post to your jawbone has been completed, some minor gum swelling may occur around the area where the procedure occurred. Many patients experience this, and the effects last a few days, especially when treated with an ice pack that is applied to the outer cheek at regular intervals to soothe the swelling.

The performance of your dental implant is impacted by how well you clean and care for your smile. We encourage you to take good care of your dental implant, teeth, and gums with effective dental habits such as daily brushing and flossing. Dr. Teresa Cody is happy to offer a recommendation on special toothbrushes that can help you to better clean the metal posts of the implant and the teeth crevices in your smile.

It’s also important to visit the dentist regularly for your routine dental cleanings and exams twice a year to help your dental restoration maintain its health and function. Harmful dental habits that can affect your implant should also be treated, such as grinding your teeth, smoking, drinking dark beverages and chewing on hard objects like ice and pens.

Contact C & C Dental at 281-201-4332 today if you have questions about receiving dental implants in Sugar Land, Texas, and would like to schedule a consultation with our dentist.