Additional Tips for Dental Implant Care
Caring for dental implants is a lifelong commitment beyond the initial post-operative phase. At SoBe Dentist, under the expert guidance of Dr. Maria Escoto and Dr. Alberto Mantovani, we emphasize the importance of ongoing maintenance to preserve the health and appearance of your implants.
After the initial healing period, maintaining good oral hygiene becomes a cornerstone of implant care. This involves regular brushing and flossing, treating your implants like natural teeth. Ensuring the cleanliness of your mouth plays a critical role in preventing infection around the implant site and maintaining the health of your gums.
It’s also essential to keep a watchful eye on your implants. Be vigilant for discomfort, swelling, or unusual changes around the implant area. Should you encounter any concerns, we encourage you to contact us immediately. Timely intervention can be key in addressing issues before they escalate.
Protecting your implants from potential damage is another aspect of ongoing care. Avoid using your teeth as tools or chewing on hard items that could compromise the integrity of your implants. Additionally, for our patients who smoke, we strongly recommend considering cessation programs. Smoking not only hinders the healing process but can also adversely affect the long-term success of your implants.
At SoBe Dentist, we understand that adjusting to life with dental implants might come with questions and uncertainties. We’re here to provide you with the answers and support you need. Our commitment to your dental health doesn’t end when the procedure is over; we’re dedicated to ensuring your smile remains radiant and healthy for years.