Getting dental implants to replace your missing teeth can improve the quality of your life in a big way. Dental implants can help you eat all your favorite food, help you to speak without a lisp, and allow you to smile openly.
The great thing about dental implants is that they have a very high success rate, up to 98% and most people are good candidates for these implants. However, once you have had these implants, you need to take care of them so that they can last you a lifetime.
At the Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek, Dr. Keith and Dr. Gibbs can help you figure out how to do that:
Follow All the Instruction
After you have received your dental implants, it is important that you follow all our instructions to the latter. That includes understanding how much force you can put on your implants in the first few months after surgery and how to maintain your oral hygiene. By following simple instructions, you can prevent any complications.
Discuss Any Issues With Us
Try to keep track of any changes in your mouth. Do you feel like your dental implants are causing your problems? Do you feel like your implant is wiggling? Do you smell a foul odor from your implant site? Does your implant site still bleeds and cause pain even several days after the surgery?
If you notice any of these symptoms, call us right away. If there is any complication with your dental implant, we can treat it quickly and prevent your dental implant surgery from failing.
People who have been living without teeth for a while may grow accustomed to speaking a certain way. Once you get your dental implants, your mouth may seem full and you may have trouble reverting to the way you spoke when you had your natural teeth.
To overcome this, you need to practice speaking aloud every day. Grab a book or a newspaper and read aloud for five minutes. In time, your mouth will get used to these prosthetics and you will be able to speak easily and comfortably.
Keeping Your Routine Dental Visits
Having dental implants does not mean you can stop practicing good oral hygiene. If you allow plaque to accumulate in your mouth, it will damage your gums and the jawbone leading to implant failure.
That's why it is important to brush and floss daily and keep your six-monthly dental appointment.
Are you considering getting dental implants? If so, call us at (925) 266-3550 today and we will check whether you are a good candidate for a dental implant.
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Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek: Blog Dr. Keith and Dr. Petrini have been proudly serving the Grater Bay Area community for many years and pride themselves on performing excellent services in general dentistry and dental implants. Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek, 1111 Civic Drive, Suite 320 Walnut Creek, CA 94596 | (925) 266-3550 | implantcenterwc.com | 5/28/2023 | Key Phrases: dental implants Walnut Creek CA |