3 Tips for Getting the Most from Your New Dental Implant
The big day has arrived! Your dental implant was placed, you waited patiently throughout the healing process, and you just got the restoration added that restores function and appearance.
You leave your dentist’s office with a big smile and renewed confidence because you’re no longer embarrassed about your appearance. The discomfort is gone, and you can go back to enjoying the foods you love.
Dental implants in Souderton, PA are life-altering for many people, so here are a few tips for getting the most out of your investment:
Maintain Good Gum Health
Implants have a 95 percent success rate, so you’re off to a good start. Now your priority should be to keep your gums as healthy as possible. When implants fail, it’s typically due to periodontal disease, so talk to your dentist and hygienist about the best ways to maintain excellent gum health.
Protect Your Restoration
Depending on your needs, your dentist restored function to your implant with either a crown, bridge, or denture. While the restoration itself won’t decay, hard or crunchy foods like nuts and popcorn can crack or break it. Teeth grinding and clenching can also damage your prosthetic, so talk to your dentist about getting a customized night guard to protect it.
Stay Current with Dental Exams and Cleanings
You should be seeing your Souderton dentist twice a year for preventive dental exams and cleanings anyway, but these appointments are even more critical when you have an implant. Seeing you at regular intervals lets your dentist check the health of your gums and your restoration. If gum disease does develop, it’s best to find and correct it as soon as possible to protect your implant.
Call to Schedule a Dental Appointment
If you’re new to dental implants in Souderton, PA and want to learn more, or you have questions about an existing implant, please call the office of William T. McMaugh DDS. We will be happy to arrange an appointment so we can answer your questions and help you decide if a dental implant is the right solution for you.