Dental Implant Tips to Care for Your New Restoration

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We can offer dental implants at Randy Cockrell, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for patients who have suffered tooth loss and are interested in dental restoration. If you are new to the idea of a dental implant and are unsure how to maintain its care, we can offer some tips. Below are some steps to maintain the health and cleanliness of your dental implant so that it can serve your smile well.

After your dental implant has been placed in your jawbone, it’s possible to develop some gum swelling around the procedure site. This swelling can be reduced in just a few days with after-care such as covering the outer cheek area with an ice pack that soothes the mouth.

How well your dental implant serves your smile is determined by the overall health of your smile. Keep your dental implant as well as your teeth and gums in good shape by brushing and flossing your teeth every day. You are welcome to speak with Dr. Randy Cockrell if you would like to try a special toothbrush that helps to clean around your teeth and metal posts.

Maintaining your regular visits with the dentist to receive dental cleanings and exams is an important part of keeping your dental restoration in good shape so that it maintains its health and function. Keep in mind that your dental implant can be affected by harmful dental habits such as tooth grinding, drinking coffee and other dark beverages, and chewing on pens and ice.

Contact Randy Cockrell, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 714-974-0949 today to learn more about caring for your dental implants in Anaheim Hills, California, and to schedule your consultation with our dentist.