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Caring For Dental Implants | Christopher Fronczak DDS

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If you’ve recently undergone a dental implant procedure, you’ve made an investment in the future of your smile. It’s crucial to protect this investment and maintain good oral health. After all, your smile is worth it. Here are some essential steps to care for your mouth after receiving a dental implant, from Creative Dentistry, led by Christopher Fronczak DDS.

Post-Procedure Care
After the procedure, your mouth may feel tender for about ten to fourteen days. During this time, it’s best to stick to a diet of warm soup, soft foods, and cold foods to avoid discomfort. It’s also important to refrain from smoking, as it can hinder the healing process. While healing times vary, most patients find that it takes between two and four months for their mouth to fully recover after a dental implant. Rest assured, any discomfort during this period is minimal.

Long-Term Care
Once your mouth has healed, caring for your implant is similar to caring for a natural tooth. While an implant can’t get a cavity, it’s still susceptible to wear-and-tear. Neglecting proper care can lead to peri-implantitis, similar to periodontal disease. However, this is easily preventable with regular check-ups and daily brushing and flossing.

Regular Dental Visits
Maintaining good oral health means keeping up with regular dental visits. Your dentist can clean areas you can’t reach and check your gums and bone health. These check-ups are crucial for early detection and prevention of any issues with your implant.

Daily Oral Hygiene
Your dentist recommends thorough brushing and flossing every day. Proper oral hygiene is key to ensuring the longevity of your implant. With consistent care, your implant can last a lifetime without needing replacement.

For any questions or to schedule an appointment, reach out to Creative Dentistry, where Christopher Fronczak DDS and our team are dedicated to preserving your smile and oral health. Your smile deserves the best care possible.

Creative Dentistry
Phone: (269) 323-3020
1816 E Centre Ave
Portage, MI 49002

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