At Prestige Dentistry in Palm Harbor, our team believes that every patient deserves a brilliant smile. Today’s article will concentrate on the preparation required for a dental implant in Trinity. Consider calling (727) 789-1980 today for your own personal consultation and to receive one-on-one information specific to your needs.
What is a Dental Implant?
Simply stated, a dental implant in Trinity is a permanent post placed into the jawbone with attached abutment and artificial tooth. A tooth implant can also support a dental bridge or denture.
Who Can Benefit from Dental Implants?
Ideal candidates for a dental implant in Trinity include patients with missing teeth, dentures, or dental bridges. For most of our patients who seek tooth restoration, a dental implant is an ideal option.
What Preparation is Needed?
An initial visit with our team at Prestige Dentistry is the first step. For this evaluation, be sure to bring pertinent medical information, your current medication list, and questions you have about the process. Dental implants take multiple visits and the process is different for each person so be sure you understand all the details. If we determine that you don’t have enough bone structure at the implant site, bone grafting may be required.
How Do I Ensure Successful Healing?
Refrain 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. Avoid smoking or other tobacco products.
How Do I Care for Dental Implants?
Caring for implants is not much different than caring for natural teeth. Be sure to avoid damaging them. Harmful habits such as chewing hard ice and hard candy can impact your smile. Seek treatment for teeth grinding if it is a problem for you. Lastly, keep the implant and gum tissue around the implant clean just as you would with your natural teeth. The complete protocol can take a few months from initial consultation to the placement of the abutment and artificial tooth. At your initial consultation, we can discuss the cost of treatment and financing options.
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