How often will I have to have my dental implants checked?
After receiving your dental implants, it’s very important to visit your dentist regularly to ensure healing has been successful and to diagnose any developing problems as soon as possible. Right after your implant procedure, your oral surgeon or implant dentist might recommend more frequent visits. After healing is complete, follow the schedule recommended by your dentist.
Why Do I Need to See the Dentist More Often after Receiving Implants?
After your implant procedure, it’s very important to ensure you’re healing successfully. If your implants are not healing properly, they could fail. Once implants fail, it’s much riskier to try implants again. More frequent dental visits will help your dentist diagnose any problems before they become serious. In addition, it’s important for your dentist to monitor the health of your gums. Gum disease is a common cause of implant failure, and should be treated as soon as it begins to develop.
Immediately after your implant procedure, you will probably require several follow-up appointments as your implants heal. After successful healing, you still might need to go a bit more often than previously, depending upon the recommendations of your dentist or oral surgeon.
Taking Care Of Your Dental Implants
If you take good care of your new implants, you can greatly increase the chances of successful healing. Closely follow any instructions given to you by your implant dentist. These instructions will probably include:
- Take any medications recommended or prescribed by your dentist
- When your dentist gives approval to do so, brush your teeth and floss regularly
- Floss around the abutments of your implants to prevent the onset of gum disease
- Visit the dentist for follow-up appointments and ongoing checkups as recommended
With proper care, your implants can last you the rest of your life. If you do notice any symptoms that might indicate problems with your gums or problems with the implants themselves, be sure to notify your dentist as soon as possible.
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