The decision to have a dental implant can mean a lifelong and positive difference in your smile. An implant can help fill an awkward gap, and maintain the spacing of surrounding teeth. The implant post stimulates the jawbone, and helps keep the jawbone strong. And dental implants help insure that speaking, eating and chewing feel secure and natural. If a dental implant procedure in Fort Worth, TX, has been recommended to you, you may be wondering what happens after implant placement?
You Will Leave Our Office With A Smile
Not every office can provide the option to have implants placed, and also a temporary restoration in place when you leave this office. Our trusted team wants you to have implants in a day, meaning we attach a temporary restoration to the implant posts, so you will be at ease with your teeth during the healing process. You will return to our office after the appropriate time for healing, to have your permanent restoration securely attached.
You Will Have Full Instructions for Care During The Healing Process
Even a minimally invasive procedure like mini-implants, which require less jawbone to securely hold the implant, there will be aftercare instructions. These will include pain-relief suggestions, as needed, as well as care instructions for the surgical sites. You will need to chew gently and avoid certain foods while the sites fully heal. Our team is available by phone for any questions during the healing process.
Once Fully Healed, Implants Take Little Extra Care
Once your implants have fully healed in place, and you are enjoying your permanent restoration, dental implants take the same care as your natural teeth. That means gentle but thorough brushing twice a day, flossing, watching out for sugary drinks and all-day snacking. It also means protecting teeth from hard items, like crunching ice or biting to open packages. These habits can expose both implants and natural teeth to the danger or a chip or crack. We will also want to see you for periodic checkups, and our experienced team is available any time you have questions.
What Happens After Dental Implant Placement Doesn’t Have to Be a Mystery
One of the great things that happens after implant placement is a restored and renewed ability to enjoy your smile. If you have further questions about what happens before, during or after implant placement, give us a call and schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.