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My teeth were starting to deteriorate, and I was running out of options to repair them. The dentist gave me a choice. I could wait until the bone loss was so bad that I would have to have my teeth removed and get dentures, or I could have them removed now and get dental implants. I opted for the implants. If you’re thinking of getting dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions. I love mine, but they took some getting used to. In this blog, I’m sharing my experience and all the information that I picked up throughout my implant experience. You can find out what the procedure entails, how to prepare for your implants, and how to care for them once they’re in.


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Six Things Not To Do When You Need Dental Implants

by Alfredo Moore

Dental implants are a popular and advantageous method for replacing severely damaged teeth. It's important to inform yourself and avoid common mistakes when you're in need of dental implants.

The following are six things not to do when you need dental implants. 

Procrastinating about having the dental implant procedure performed

You shouldn't wait to have dental implants put in if you need them. If you are missing teeth or if your teeth are severely damaged, procrastinating about having dental implants put in is very bad for your gums.

The sooner you have your damaged teeth replaced with implants, the healthier you'll be able to keep your teeth and gums. Having dental implants put in promptly when needed prevents issues like gum recession and other potentially irreparable dental issues. 

Failing to do your research on how you should prepare for the procedure

There are numerous things you'll need to do to prepare to have dental implants put in place. The better prepared you are, the smoother the procedure will go for you.

Discuss dental implant preparation with your dentist. You'll need to arrange for a ride home after the procedure since anesthesia will make you unable to drive. You'll also want to stock up on soft foods for your recovery period after implants are put in. 

Slacking when it comes to your oral hygiene practices

Some patients make the mistake of thinking that oral hygiene doesn't matter with implants because implants can't develop cavities. However, it's more important than ever to focus on good oral hygiene practices before and after you have dental implants put in place.

Oral hygiene protects any remaining natural teeth you have from cavities. Good oral hygiene also keeps your gums in decent shape and prevents issues like peri-implantitis from developing. 

Consuming tobacco products

It's never a good idea to use tobacco products. However, it's an especially bad idea when you need dental implants. Using tobacco products can negatively impact your circulation. This can make healing from dental implant surgery slower. 

Being inattentive regarding your dentist's recommendations

It's important that you listen carefully to all of your dentist's recommendations both before, during, and after your dental implant surgery. You don't want to overlook important instructions your dentist gives you that keep you healthy and maximize your chances of a successful dental implant procedure. 

Neglecting to look into all of your options

You should consider all the options you have before you decide to have all of your damaged teeth replaced with dental implants. Remember that you need to determine if you're a good candidate for dental implant surgery before you have dental implants put in.

You'll need to consult with your dentist and be examined for eligibility for dental implants before you schedule your procedure.