August 22, 2022

How to make my dental implant surgery last longer?

Dental implants are a more restorative and long-term solution to tooth loss than dentures or partial dentures, which must be replaced every five to eight years. Implants are more robust, do not shift or move in the mouth, and allow you to speak, eat and smile naturally if taken care of properly.

Dental implants are made of titanium- a metal with which human bone naturally relates. After implant placement, the remaining dental bone gradually bonds with the titanium, just as it does with the root of a natural tooth. 

The success of your dental implant surgery predominantly relies on the width of the attached gingiva, co-existing medical conditions, smoking, and the width of the implant. Any pain associated with a dental implant is not a good sign either. 

Here are a few steps you can take to ensure the considerable amount of money you spend on your surgery turns out successful. 

Choosing the best dental implant surgeon:

The success of any dental implant surgery is determined by its longevity and permanence. The experience and expertise of the surgeon play a crucial role in determining how successful the surgery will be. Hence, choosing the best dental implant surgeon is the most integral part of your procedure. Ensure that your surgeon understands the details of the procedure, has relevant experience and expertise in the field, prioritizes your safety, comfort, and anxieties, and is there for you every step of the way. 

Apart from choosing the right dental surgeon, there are certain preventative measures you can take during the healing phase after getting a dental implant to ensure your implant treatment is successful: 

Do not apply too much pressure on the implant:

Excessive and continued pressure on a healing implant could cause it to shift or come loose. It is ideal not to chew harsh foods and change to a soft diet during the healing process. The risk is lessened in the case of full mouth dental implants, as any pressure applied to the prosthetic teeth is spread across the entire prosthesis and between different implants. In comparison, single implants are at a greater risk of loosening while chewing harsh foods because the force of the bite on the food could potentially apply directly to a single tooth. Many surgeons usually do not place a crown on a single implant until the healing process is complete, allowing the implant to be undisturbed by chewing force. 

Limit tobacco consumption:

Traditional, removable dentures can replace all your teeth at a lower cost, but with that low cost comes serious disadvantages. Without implant support, these dentures will irritate the gums and cause bone loss over time. Maintenance of these dentures in place will come with continuous frustrations and challenges. All-on-4 dental implants may cost a bit more, but they have many advantages over traditional implants.

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 Tobacco negatively impacts the outcome of almost all restorative procedures performed in the dental cavity. The failure rate of implant osseointegration is higher among smokers. The maintenance of dental hygiene around the implants and the risk of peri-implantitis are adversely affected by smoking. Avoid smoking during the first few weeks of your implant surgery. It is also recommended to quit smoking to increase the longevity and success of the implant.

Limit strenuous activities:

Avoid any strenuous physical activities (gym, exercise, running, etc.) for a couple of days after surgery. Resting and keeping your head up for the initial days is best. 

At Park 40, we understand how important it is for you to achieve a beautiful, functional smile. We perform the necessary procedures before, during, and after your surgery to ensure a successful implant surgery for you. Our team comprises some of the top NYC dental implant specialists with a proven track record of providing remarkable results over their combined 50+ years of experience. With thousands of successful dental implant cases completed, our standard implant procedure includes: 

  • Free consultation worth $750

  • A comprehensive dental examination.

  • Start an antibiotics course if necessary. 

  • Draft a personalized treatment plan.

  • Prepare the jaw for the procedure itself.

  • Schedule downtime and prepare for after-care.

Schedule a free consultation with us and let us help you choose the most suitable implant treatment for you. 

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