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Implant Care Instruction

How do I care for my implant?


It is important to treat an implant-supported tooth/teeth as if they are your natural teeth.

  • Routine check-ups and proper hygiene are a critical part of caring for your new implant-supported tooth/teeth to help eliminate the risk of bacteria, which could lead to the loss of an implant.

  • We recommend brushing twice a day and flossing at least once per day to ensure proper dental hygiene.

  • We recommend radiographic image (X-ray) of the implant area annually for the first 5 years and then an image once every 2-3 years.

  • We recommend additional protection for your implant and implant-supported tooth/teeth using a night guard if you exhibit signs and/or symptoms of clenching and/or grinding.


When can I eat after I get the implant-supported tooth/ teeth?

  • You can eat right away if no numbing was done for your tooth delivery appointment. If dental numbing is used, please wait until the numbing wears out.


What can I eat after I get the implant supported tooth/ teeth?


*Remember, you have been missing the tooth/ teeth for a long time now, so do not rush into trying very hard crunchy or chewy food right away.


We recommend to slowly ease into normal function after receiving the implant-supported tooth/teeth.

  • Start with the food that you were eating before the implant-supported tooth was delivered.

  • After 2-3 days, you should be eating normally; but chew slower when first chewing hard/crunchy or chewy food with the implant supported tooth/teeth.


*Please remember, I recommend balanced chewing on both sides to ensure proper jaw support and avoid excessive wear and tear on your teeth and jaw joints.


Will my dental implant interfere with MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)?

  • No, your dental implant is 100% safe for MRI and any other medical imaging.



Will my dental implant set off the alarm at Airport security?

  • It is very unlikely this will happen, as dental implants are made with titanium which will not be detected by any metal detector.


How will I know if there’s something wrong with my implant tooth/ teeth?

*With proper care, implant and implant supported tooth/ teeth will feel similar to your natural teeth.


*Please contact us if you notice or experience:

  • Redness and bleeding around the implant site

  • Pain on chewing around the implant site

  • Looseness of the implant supported tooth/teeth

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