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How To Protect New Implants

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For those people who are researching dental implant technology, the concept of recovery might seem like a bit of a mystery. While your dentist will surely give you guidelines in your path to healing, there are always things that may pop up. Patients can develop hesitancy quickly if they feel discouraged or if they are not kept in the loop.

Dentistry does not need any more barriers to access. Replacement implants are more accessible than ever, and with routine maintenance, can last you a lifetime. So today, your Fort Bliss, TX dentist touches on some common instances that come alongside the placement of new prosthetic teeth. This technology has become incredibly helpful, so let us work together in ensuring the highest likelihood of surgical success!

A Basis For Success

The truly amazing foundation for dental implant strength is through the placement of titanium posts. When your oral surgeon puts this within your jaw, something incredible happens. Due to a process known as osseointegration, our bodies actually accept this foreign material!

With most other materials, our immune system would identify a foreign object, and work to push it out and kill any infection. But the unique chemical makeup of titanium bonds with our own body incredibly well. Instead, we actually work on a cellular level to protect your new post! It helps immensely to have our bodies working to help recovery with a prosthetic instead of swimming upstream.

Even with this additional help, patients do need to take care of the site after the procedure in order to ensure that it stays healthy and takes well. Always keep an open line of communication with your oral health professional, but here are some general tips for you!

Don’t Rush It!

The excitement of tooth replacement can be the enemy of the recovery process. One of the most important things to remember about your new dental implant is that one of the largest reasons of implant failure is because of too much stress on a new post.

Be sure to brush with a soft, nylon-tipped brush. Too much pressure during recovery can drag your new prosthetic with each stroke. Keeping the bristles soft can provide a little more comfort in your care. Most people keep their brushes for too long, so use this as an opportunity for a bright new clean one!

Stick to the diet that your dentist gives you, as well. Too often do patients put a sticky piece of candy in their mouth and bite down, only to realize too late that it was a bad idea. Then when they realize their mistake, instinctively try to open their mouth, ripping out a fresh implant. You have just had oral surgery! Take it easy, and don’t expact to do the oral health equivalent of a backflip just yet.


Do you have any questions about the process of dental implant recovery? We’re here for you every step along the way. Contact the staff at Fort Bliss Family Dentistry in Fort Bliss, TX at (915)895-3678 to learn more and schedule an appointment today!