There are some things you should not do when you have dental implants. However, though they may seem obvious to our dental team, they might not be so apparent to you! Rather than hope you figure things out as you go, we prefer to share details that can help you safeguard the wear of your implants. In all hopes, they may remain where they stand for life, so you enjoy a smile that simply lasts. Consider things to avoid, so you can make that hope a reality.
Don’t Test The Limits
We know that if you can get away with eating something that you probably shouldn’t (such as, something that’s got a very hard-to-bite-through consistency) then you may assume your smile and dental implants can handle it. Rather than testing the limits, give your implants a break in this scenario. What you’re overlooking is that you may be getting lucky (you can crack teeth or a crown) or continued pressure can lead to the failure of implants. Simply consider what you eat before you bite.
Don’t Make Assumptions
Think you’re having a problem with your dental implants? Figuring that your pain is just a passing concern? Assuming that the food that’s stuck between your dental crowns will work its way out? Figuring that your puffy gums will calm down soon? Don’t make assumptions if you’re an implant wearer (or ever, to be more precise). Guessing and learning later that you were incorrect can result in implant failure, among other problems. Instead, let us diagnose you. Just schedule a visit!
Protect Implants With Easy To Follow Suggestions
Remember that when you follow our recommendations for protecting your implants, it makes long-term wear and oral health easy to achieve! Schedule a visit with our Austin, MN practice today by contacting Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic today at 507-437-6312 to schedule your care.