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How to Reduce the Risk of Dental Implant Issues November 9, 2018

Anchorage, Anchorage County
How to Reduce the Risk of Dental Implant Issues, Anchorage, Alaska

Dental implants provide a viable replacement for teeth that have been removed, and they seamlessly fill in the gap to preserve the condition of the remaining teeth. However, as it is with any surgery, several issues can develop within the area. Follow this simple guide to ensure the dental implant is a success.

How to Avoid Issues With Dental Implants

Maintain a Well-Balanced Diet

Before the procedure, include foods packed with nutrients that support tooth and gum health. For example, vitamin C is found in citrus fruits and broccoli and benefits the gums. Calcium is found in yogurt, leafy greens, and almonds, and it boosts tooth and bone strength. Once the implant is inserted, stick with soft foods, such as applesauce, cheeses, and soups, in the days immediately following the surgery. This will give the dental implant time to heal so that it can bond properly to the jaw. Once you’ve recovered some strength, start re-introducing nutritional items to encourage healthy recovery.

Practice Good Dental Hygiene

dental implantsThough you should always brush your teeth at least twice per day, floss in between each tooth, and use mouthwash to eliminate any food particles, it is especially important leading up to your procedure. This simple process will reduce bacteria growth and prevent infection from setting in around the implant.

Get Rid of a Smoking Habit

Smoking is one of the leading causes of dental implant issues.  Not only does it increase your chances of infection, but it also can keep the implant from bonding properly with the jawbone. It can also cause a disease called peri-implantitis, which is when the gums start to swell and become inflamed. Since this can result in the implant being completely removed, start taking steps to quit the habit before the surgery.

 

If you’re looking for an oral surgeon to perform a dental implant procedure, rely on the experts at Chinook Family Dentistry. These professionals have been providing quality dental care to clients throughout Anchorage, AK, for more than 35 years and are fully licensed and certified. They offer a wide range of services, such as basic teeth cleaning and cosmetic dentistry, and use only state-of-the-art equipment in their work. Call (907) 272-8422 to schedule an appointment. Learn more about their qualifications by visiting the website.

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