What You Need To Know About Dental Implants
By Hill-Davis Dental Group
January 19, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants  

Looking to restore your smile permanently? Visit Dr. Jimmy Hill and Dr. Camie Davis at Hill-Davis Dental in Lubbock, TX. They can explain to you why dental implants are a safe, reliable way to improve your smile and confidence.

Why Dental Implants Can Work for You

Dental implants are a simple solution for those who would like the appearance of natural teeth but have gaps in their smile. These gaps exist for many reasons ranging from several kinds of physical illness and traumatic accidents to gum disease.

Why Should You Get Dental Implants?


Prevention of Dental Shifting

Getting oral implants can fill in gaps that allow food, bacteria, and other irritants to get underneath the gum tissue. Natural teeth that are still in the mouth can begin to shift from their normal position. Remember to brush your teeth daily.

After You Have Gotten Surgery

Expect some soreness as the surgical sites take their time to seal up. Your mouth may be very sore. Rinsing your mouth with warm water with salt to help clean your mouth and stave off pain. You may also reach for over-the-counter meds to control pain.

After a few weeks, your gum tissue will regenerate around the implant, firmly holding it in place. At this point, the most important thing to do is to wait. Do not drink or smoke at this time. Take your time when chewing.

How Do I Maintain My New Implants?

One of the best features of oral implants is they behave like natural teeth, so maintenance is similar to the routine you would have for natural teeth. You will not need to remove them to clean them like other prosthetics. Prepare yourself for long-lasting implants that can last many years with proper maintenance. This practice includes a consistent dental care routine, regular checkups, and observing your teeth to track any changes.

Get More Facts

If you are ready to take that next step to obtain dental implants to achieve a more beautiful smile in the Lubbock, TX area, contact Dr. Davis and Dr. Hill at (806) 793-0651 for a consultation.