What to Expect After Your Dental Implant Surgery
At Made Ya Smile Dental, we're excited to offer residents of the greater Houston area a variety of dental options for the entire family. Whether you and your loved ones require general dentistry, restorative services, or preventive care, we provide a one-stop shop for all your dental needs!
Dental implants may provide all of the above by giving you and yours the spectacular smile you deserve. The functional benefits can improve one's bite and comfort, while helping to avert future problems caused by various dental issues that can occur if one avoids treatment. So please reach out to us today to find out how our expert team can best serve your family in Houston, TX!
Discover the Made Ya Smile Dental advantage
We proudly utilize only the latest, most advanced dental technology available. And we pair it with compassionate, detail-attentive care to offer your family everything needed to restore one's smile and dental function! Dental implants can provide a transformative treatment option for a range of aesthetic and functional issues.
We offer numerous dental implant options, including single tooth implants, implant-supported dentures, implant bridges, and even All-on-4® dental implants for those requiring an entire arch. These treatment techniques can beautify your smile and improve your dental health, as missing teeth or decay can cause a cascade of oral problems that may spread throughout the mouth.
What to expect after dental implant surgery
You'll need to take extra care and precautions following your dental implant to enjoy the best possible long-term outcome. For example, we suggest you stick to eating soft foods and drinking lots of liquids for the few days after your dental implant. For the first three days or so after receiving your implant, we recommend consuming very soft foodstuffs, including yogurt, cottage cheese, mashed potatoes, and protein shakes or milkshakes for a treat. After the first three days, you can move on to slightly more solid choices, such as noodles, eggs, and other options we'll outline for you.
Adhering to these dietary guidelines is a great way to help yourself heal more efficiently and allow the implant to begin the integration process that will gradually cement your results and yield strength and durability as the implant and the osseous tissue of your jawbone become unified.
To dissipate some of the swelling and discomfort, you may apply a cold compress to the area, but be sure to avoid placing an ice pack or other frozen item directly onto the skin. Plus, the site must be allowed to heal properly after your implant, so it's vital to avoid smoking or using straws, since the suction can loosen the blood clot, cause bleeding, and slow the healing process.
Additionally, please avoid adding heat (such as a warm compress) to the area, as this will increase swelling. Anti-inflammatories and other medications may provide a pain-relieving boost, but we'll go over all this with you in person and supply additional recovery considerations after your implant.
Explore your options for a smile-transforming dental implant!
A dental implant can provide the foundation for a smile-transforming restorative, such as a synthetic tooth, dentures, or an entire arch. Individuals experiencing any aesthetic or functional woe, such as chipping, cracking, missing teeth, decay, or another issue stealing your confidence and joy of living, may be a great candidate for a dental implant.
We're thrilled to show you why we've become the premier practice for family dentistry in the greater Houston area! So contact us today or come and see us at Made Ya Smile Dental in Houston, TX!