We provide dental implants and implant-secured restorations for patients with missing teeth at Elevate Dental Implant Center. Both Dr. Sumitra Yalamanchili and Dr. Shalini Sethi ensure that their patients feel comfortable and confident during each and every treatment. They are experienced in securing dental restorations with implants and provide all services under one roof. For patients with one or more missing teeth, implants or implant-secured restorations are beneficial in retaining the natural tooth structure without fear of slippage.
In order to care for your restoration following an implant procedure, there are several tips to be aware of. Learn about routine and post-operative dental implant care as well as caring for implant-supported dentures below. You can call our Hanover, Maryland dentist office if you have any questions about your particular dental restoration. Our friendly dental team will be happy to assist you.
Post-Operative Dental Implant Care
There are several tips to remember to care for your implants after treatment. You will experience some bleeding and swelling immediately following your implant procedure. Fold a piece of gauze over the extraction site and bite on it gently for 30 minutes to an hour in order to stop the bleeding. When you experience swelling, apply cold ice packs to your jaw. It is normal to experience swelling as your gum tissue heals. Swelling often continues for up to ten days.
We will prescribe a narcotic pain medication to you only if you feel severe pain after your procedure. Otherwise, take pain medications like Ibuprofen or aspirin. Remember to eat soft foods away from the implant sites and avoid hot liquids or foods and carbonated beverages, as this can irritate the healing tissues.
Routine Care for Dental Implants
To maintain the health of your teeth and implants, use sensitive oral hygiene products, and brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush. You can also floss between dental implants as plaque can still accumulate around them and cause problems like gum disease or tooth decay. Avoid eating hard or sticky foods like caramel, steak, or chips as these can damage your dental implants.
Smoking or consuming alcohol can slow down the process of osseointegration, which is when the titanium implant post fuses with the jawbone. Refrain from these substances during the 3 to 6 month healing period after the initial implantation.
Caring for Implant-Supported Dentures
When maintaining your implant-secured dentures, brush and floss gently twice a day and after meals. We recommend that you use a proxabrush, a special brush that can reach between the roots of the denture. Floss carefully back and forth where the denture touches the gum tissue. Remember to schedule regular dental visits at Elevate Dental Implant Center so we can ensure that your denture fits comfortably and is well-maintained.
Contact Elevate Dental Implant Center
Dr. Yalamanchili and Dr. Sethi provide dental implant services to patients in the Hanover and Severn, Maryland area. Call Elevate Dental Implant Center for comfortable treatment today at 410-205-4997. You may also schedule an appointment with Dr. Yalamanchili or Dr. Sethi on our website.