In this post from Allen Park Dental Care we focus on the preparation required for a dental implant. A dental implant, if you haven’t heard, is a state-of-the-art tooth replacement, and one of the great advances in the field of dentistry.
A dental implant is a titanium post inserted into the jawbone. A single implant can support one artificial tooth, while several can support a bridge or full dental arch.
Who can benefit from dental implants?
Ideal candidates for a dental implant include people with healthy gum tissue, good bone density in the jaw, and good overall health. For most of our patients, a dental implant is a good option.
What preparation is needed?
An initial evaluation is the first step. Dental implants take multiple visits and the process is different for each person so be sure you understand all the details. If you don’t have enough bone mass, bone grafting can promote new growth. It will, however, add time to the process.
How do I ensure successful healing?
Abstain from drugs or medications not approved by your dental caregiver. Eat soft foods for a while to give your mouth time to heal after the implant is placed. Keep the mouth cleaned properly around the site. Follow the directions given at each visit. Stay healthy by eating a nutritious diet and getting proper rest. Refrain from smoking or other tobacco products.
Dental implants from Allen Park Dental Care can restore your biting and chewing power, to say nothing of your smile! People from Dearborn, Taylor, and Southgate call us for family dentistry and other services. Schedule a checkup with us today!
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