Restoring The Missing Tooth With Dental Implants
A dental implant is an artificial tooth, which our dentist Dr. Fife may suggest it if a permanent tooth fell out from a facial injury or was taken out because of poor oral hygiene. Implants are quite natural-looking and can act as support for dentures. once you have an implant in your jaw socket, you may need to have more surgery in the future so that the implant stays in place. talk to our implant dentist Dr. Fife, a dentist in Sacramento about the pros and cons of this treatment option.
To get a dental implant done, one of the important criteria is to have healthy gums and enough bone to support the implant.
What happens after your tooth has been removed?
Our Implant Dentist will place an anchor and post in your jawbone. This anchor acts as a tooth root and is made from metals such as titanium as it easily integrates with your jaw. The post extends out of the anchor. Your new tooth will be attached to this post. It takes 3 to 6 months for the jawbone to grow around the anchor and hold it firmly in its place.You may experience some swelling or tenderness or even both for a couple of days post surgery, our dentist may recommend pain killer medicine. We will also suggests that you eat only soft foods for a certain period of time post-surgery. Once you have an implant, it stays in and you need not remove it for cleaning.
What you need to do after dental Implant Surgery:
Oral hygiene is important for the longevity of dental implants. special attention should be given to oral hygiene after surgery. however, it is important you follow regular oral care routines that you would follow for your natural teeth such as to brush and floss. if proper oral hygiene is ignored, bacteria may build up on implants, you can end up with gum disease and bone loss.
Follow these tips to keep your dental implants functional for long:
After surgery patient should brush their teeth at least twice a day. It will ensure that the growth of bacteria is prevented and your teeth stay protected from tooth decay and other oral diseases.
Flossing should become a part of your daily oral hygiene routine. Flossing will remove food debris from between the teeth and implants. It prevents the growth of harmful bacteria and checks the development of tooth decay and gum disease.
Regular Dental Appointments
It is very important to have the dental implants check up on regular basis. regular dental examinations ensure that our dentist knows how your implants are developing and give you suggestions as to how to avoid more serious problems. it will also help to spot any problems and deal with them early.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Regular teeth cleaning by a professional is also essential for teeth and gum health. Ensure that your teeth are professionally cleaned 4 times a year during the first year after the implant placement. We recommend quarterly cleaning intervals initially to help you establish habits that keep the soft tissues healthy.
We take care of your oral health at our dental clinic Craftsman Dental Care. If you have a missing tooth, or you are looking for an implant dentist so for your convenience, we have a dental office in Sacramento, CA. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more. If you have any further questions related to dental implants or other dental problems Call us 916-974-1160 today! We feel happy to help you.