Request Request Appointment Like Us Like us on Facebook Reviews Read Our Reviews Call Give us a Call Map View our Map
Invest in a New You for the New Year

Lifestyle Changes You Should Make After Getting Dental Implants

April 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — bestpembroke @ 1:10 am

Older woman smilingIf you’re ready to join over 500,000 people who choose dental implants every year, you’re making a great investment. As the only treatment to replace the entire tooth structure, you’ll enjoy unmatched benefits using a solution that looks and feels natural. With a 95% success rate, you will never think about your missing teeth ever again. However, the lifespan of your dental implants relies on the right aftercare. Here are 5 changes you should make to ensure your new smile lasts for a lifetime.

1. Improve Your Oral Hygiene

Dental implants can’t get cavities, but your oral hygiene is vital for their success. Peri-implantitis is a leading cause of dental implant failure, which is an infection caused by bacteria in plaque buildup. It’s best to brush your teeth after every meal, floss daily, and use an antimicrobial mouthwash to keep your mouth clean and healthy.

2. Watch What You Eat

Dental implants have the support of your jawbone, so you’ll never have to worry about any slipping or irritation. You’ll regain up to 70% of your natural biting force to enjoy all your favorite foods. However, your dentist will recommend limiting how often you eat hard or chewy foods because they can accelerate wear and tear, which may slightly shorten the lifespan of your new smile. If you can’t resist a juicy steak, cut it into small pieces to make it easier to chew.

3. Break Any Bad Oral Habits

Dental implants are durable, but they aren’t indestructible. Break any bad habits that can damage your new teeth, like chewing on your fingernails. Never use your teeth in place of scissors or other tools. If you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth, ask your dentist or a night guard.

4. Live a Healthy Lifestyle

A balanced diet that’s limited in sugars and starches will keep your mouth and body healthy. It’s best to stop smoking and don’t drink alcohol in excess because both can lead to dental implant failure.

5. Visit Your Dentist Regularly

Besides caring for your new smile at home, don’t forget to visit your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup. They’ll keep your dental implants clean and looking their best. Your dentist will monitor your oral health to detect anything concerning while it’s still small, like gum inflammation. They’ll provide the care you need to safeguard your investment.

You rely on your teeth every day, so don’t settle for less than the best when choosing a tooth replacement method. You can’t put a price on the benefits you’ll gain by choosing dental implants.

About Dr. Bryan Friedland

Dr. Friedland earned his dental degree at Nova Southeastern University and has regularly continued his education in many specialties, like dental implants. He combines the art and science of dentistry to provide the most up-to-date services. If you’re ready to replace your missing teeth, request an appointment through our website or call (954) 266-0605.

No Comments

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.