Caring for Your Dental Implants
Creating a Complete, Beautiful Smile
Dental implants can drastically improve your oral health as well as your overall confidence. These durable restorations are natural-looking and can last you a lifetime if taken care of properly. Follow Dr. Klym’s specialized dental implant care plan to keep your smile looking full and beautiful.
The Initial Recovery Period
It typically takes about 14 days to fully recover from the dental implant procedure, but the first 48 hours are the most crucial. During this recovery time, osseointegration occurs. This is when your implant fixture integrates with your jawbone, creating a strong stable base for your porcelain crowns.
During the first 48 hours of the healing process, Dr. Klym recommends that you:
- Avoid spitting or sucking through a straw
- Eat softer foods such as smoothies and mashed potatoes
- Avoid smoking or consuming alcohol
- Keep physical activity to a minimum
It’s crucial that you habitually follow these instructions because putting pressure on your gums can cause irregular blood flow to the area and hinder the healing process.