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Dental implants can be a great way to restore your smile. And if you recently made the decision to have a dental implant, you may be wondering how you can keep it in tip-top shape for years to come. Well good news, our team will show you what steps you can take to do just that.

After your surgery, you may notice some swelling or bruising in the area around your dental implant. This is normal and should subside after a few days. You can help reduce any swelling by placing a wrapped ice pack to your cheek area for 10 minutes every 20 minutes.

The success of your dental implant depends on how well you keep your mouth clean. Keep your teeth, gum tissues and implant clean by brushing and flossing your teeth daily. Today there are specially designed toothbrushes that can help clean the nooks around the teeth, gums and metal posts.

It is important to visit your dentist on a regular basis for cleanings and exams. You can ensure the health and proper function of your implant by making appointments every six months.

Avoid damaging habits like chewing on ice, pens or hard candy, smoking or drinking coffee or tea. If you grind your teeth, speak with your dentist about a treatment.

Don’t hesitate to call our office today at 620-225-5154 with any of your questions or concerns.