Dental implants replace both the lost natural tooth and its root. It looks and functions like a natural tooth without sacrificing the health of neighboring teeth. It is more aesthetics and is easier to keep clean, leading to an attractive smile.
At Laser Dental Center, we always want the best for your teeth, so we believe in educating you not only about the benefits of dental implants but also about its aftercare.
Immediately after the surgery
- Don’t disturb the wound
- Avoid rinsing, spitting, and touching the wound
- Some bleeding and redness in the saliva is normal
- The salt water rinse may be recommended if there is minimal bleeding
- Swelling is also a normal occurrence after surgery
- To minimize swelling apply ice pack on the cheek in the area of surgery
- We strongly discourage smoking during the healing phase
- Strenuous exercises should be avoided for 3-4 days after surgery
- You must maintain oral hygiene
- Brush your teeth on the night of the surgery but be gentle around the surgical site
- Try not to disturb the area with your tongue or fingers
- Dry lips, sore throat, and stiff jaw muscles are normal post-operation and usually resolves within a week after surgery
- Avoid hot liquids and food
- Avoid chewing food till local anesthetic is worn out
- Liquids and pureed food (soups, pudding, yogurt, milkshakes, etc) are best
- Don’t use straw for the first few days
- Eat nourishing food; it’s extremely important not to skip meals
- If you are diabetic, maintain a normal diet and follow your doctor’s instructions
- Avoid foods like nuts, sunflower seeds, popcorn, etc. as they may get lodged in the surgical area
- Dental implants are nearly pain-free, still depending on your condition, pain relief medication may be prescribed
And once your dental implants have healed it will function the same way as your other natural teeth, thus its maintenance remains the same. While regular brushing, rinsing, and flossing are imperative, timely check-ups and cleaning by your dentist are important as well.
Laser Dental Center’s aims to give you’re the best dental implants service with the recovery being as smooth and pleasant as possible. Follow this advice carefully and enjoy long-term benefits of dental implants.
Dental implants serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. In very simple language, it’s a substitute for a missing tooth. It’s a small titanium fixture that is surgically placed in the bone of either the upper or lower jaw and a dental crown is placed over it, together becoming a complete tooth replacement.
Eligible candidate for dental implants
The key consideration here is the amount of available bone to hold the implant, its quality, patient’s health and habits. Many people fear that age is a limitation, which isn’t a factor at all. We at laserdentalcenter are honest in telling you the benefits and limitation of a dental implant for your particular case or if any other treatment option is better suited.
Benefits of dental implants
Once a tooth is lost, significant negative effects begin to happen on both health and appearance.
- Bone loss in the jaw bone is a significant problem that compromises the integrity of neighboring tooth roots and tooth stability. Furthermore, missing tooth can cause a drastic reduction in chewing efficiency. Filling the space with dental implants will preserve the supporting bone, stabilize the remaining teeth and chew normally.
- Since a dental implant uses a root replacement, the tooth looks like it’s growing right out of the gum, giving it a very natural look.
- When you lose a tooth, the jawbone shrinks giving your face a ‘caved in’ look that makes you look much older. Dental implants prevent this from happening.
- You will be able to chew with the same force and pressure as a natural tooth.
There are some discomfort and pain, just like any other surgery. Traditionally, the procedure is performed in two steps over a number of appointments. The total number of visits is determined during the course of the treatment. Bruises, swollen gums and soft tissues are normal post operation. However, they are easily treated and controlled.
The new tooth must be cared for, checked regularly, especially for a period of up to six months. The good news is that dental implants don’t succumb to gum diseases, but faithful brushing, flossing, and regular professional cleaning are very imperative.
Beautiful smile, confidence, and oral health should be reasons enough to book your appointment for a dental implant today. If you have any other doubts, contact our laserdentalcenter staff.
Porcelain Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.
Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.
As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.
Reasons for choosing porcelain veneers:
- Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile
- Crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Severely discolored or stained teeth
- Teeth that are too small or large
- Unwanted or uneven spaces
- Worn or chipped teeth
What does getting porcelain veneers involve?
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and the dentist.
On the second visit the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.
You will receive care instructions for porcelain veneers. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.