Your dentist will do everything possible to save your damaged tooth but sometimes it just won’t be enough. The most important thing you can do after losing a tooth is to replace it asap. There are several alternatives to consider, some of the more popular are the bridge, the partial denture or the implant. A dental implant is known for its outstanding durability and can be expected to last a lifetime if properly maintained.
The basic follow up precautions apply. Your oral surgeon will leave you with a list of post operative instructions which you will need to adhere to during the healing process. You may be given an antibiotic to fend off infection or a prescription pain reliever to make you more comfortable.
As far as long term care goes your dentist will stress the importance of keeping to a strict regimen of home care and scheduling regular appointments for professional assessment. More frequent teeth cleanings may be recommended. There are flosses made specifically for use around a dental implant and oral irrigators that have been proven to be effective in helping to prevent inflammation and plaque buildup around a dental implant. Your hygienist can offer recommendations.
Consult with the doctors at Belleview Dental Associates to see if you are a good candidate for a dental implant, make an evaluation appointment with Dr. Najjar or Dr. Sorber. Call 303-932-1077 today.