How do I care for my dental implants?
As with the maintenance of your natural teeth, routine check-ups and cleaning are a critical part of caring for your new implant-supported tooth/teeth to help eliminate the risk of bacteria (which could lead to the loss of an implant). Dental implant loss can be avoided with regular dental cleanings to supplement your daily regimen of routine brushing and flossing. At Implantation Dental Center, we will give you specific aftercare instructions, which would be carefully followed.
Regardless of whether you have an implant-supported crown, bridge or denture, you will be able to eat, speak and smile again with confidence. Unlike traditional dentures that rely on messy adhesives, implant-supported dentures are firmly attached to your implants for optimized function.
Will I have to remove an implant-supported denture at night?
While it is recommended that a conventional denture be removed at night because it may come loose during sleep, an implant-supported denture is more securely fixed in place and can be left in place at night. Depending on the type of implant-supported over denture that you have, specific aftercare may be required; at Implantation Dental Center, Dr. Mauricio Hervas’ will review your post-treatment plan with you.
When can I return to work after dental implants?
The days needed to recover from implant surgery varies depending on the procedure and individual patient situation. In many cases, implant patients have returned to work as early as the next day. Your dentist can provide specific guidance based on your individual need.
Can I still exercise and play sports after implant placement?
Exercise after implant placement is not a problem. However, if you take part in activities involving vigorous movement immediately following your surgery, you should first consult with your dentist.
For more information please call to Implantation Dental Center at 954.476.0770 or visit our website www.implantationdentalcenter.com to request an appointment with Dr. Mauricio Hervas.