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Getting a Dental Implant? Here's What You Need to Know

January 19, 2017
Posted By: Cassidy Bray
Dental Implants | High Point NC Dentist

Are you getting a dental implant? This is an exciting time!

Completing your smile with dental implants provides a long-term solution to missing teeth and helps you find your confidence so that you can eat, speak, and laugh without worry.

What You Need to Know

Going into dental implant treatment with plenty of information will help you get the most out of your investment. 

Here are some facts you should know about dental implants:

Your Teeth and Gums Need to be Healthy First

As with all dentistry, the success of your treatment requires that you have generally good oral health.

We will look for:

  • Bone loss
  • Gum disease
  • Decay
  • Proper bite alignment

That way, we can address any issues that might stand in the way of successful dental implant treatment before we begin.

Dental Implants Are Strong – Not Indestructible

As with your natural teeth, you should avoid biting into certain things:

  • Olive pits
  • Hard nuts
  • Ice
  • Anything that might damage a natural tooth

Common sense is all you need to protect your dental implant from damage.

Regular Home Care and Dental Appointments Are Essential

You can take care of your dental implant in very much the same way you take care of your natural teeth.

  • Brushing
  • Flossing
  • Dental exams
  • Professional cleanings
  • Routine x-rays

By taking a preventive approach to your dental care, your dental implant can last decades!

The Wait Is Worth It

Our dental implant patients at our High Point dental office rave about the convenience that dental implants add to their lives. It is almost like having their natural tooth back again! Dental implant treatment does take some time to complete, but it will be worth the wait. You can smile, eat, and enjoy life with total confidence thanks to the stability that dental implants provide.

Contact Us for More Information

Are you considering a dental implant in the High Point area and need a dentist? We are here to help answer your questions. Call us today!

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