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Congratulations on your new dental implants from 1899 Dental Implant in Elk Grove! Getting dental implants is a significant step towards a brighter, more confident smile. But the journey doesn’t end when you leave the dentist’s chair. Proper post-operative care is crucial for the success and longevity of your implants. Here, we highlight the three most important rules to follow after getting dental implants.

#1 Prioritize Impeccable Oral Hygiene

First and foremost, keeping your mouth clean after implant surgery is non-negotiable. Good oral hygiene is the cornerstone of successful implant integration and healing. Start by gently rinsing your mouth with a saltwater solution or an antimicrobial mouthwash, as recommended by your dentist. This helps to keep the area clean and free from harmful bacteria.

Brushing is still a must, but you’ll need to be extra gentle around the surgical site. Avoid using a hard-bristled toothbrush, and don’t brush directly on the implant area for the first few days. Instead, carefully clean around it. As the site heals, you can gradually resume normal brushing, always being mindful to be gentle around your new implant.

#2 Be Mindful of Your Diet and Eating Habits

After implant surgery, your diet plays a vital role in the healing process. For the first few days, stick to soft, nutritious foods that require minimal chewing. Think smoothies, soups, and scrambled eggs. Avoid hot foods and beverages immediately after the procedure, as they can aggravate the surgical site.

Steer clear of hard, crunchy, or sticky foods that could disrupt the implant site. Chewing on the opposite side of your mouth can also help during the initial healing phase. As your mouth heals, you can gradually reintroduce your regular diet, but always be cautious with foods that pose a risk to your implants.

#3 Follow Your Dentist’s Instructions and Attend Follow-Up Appointments

Your dentist at 1899 Dental Implant will provide specific post-operative instructions tailored to your situation. Adhering to these guidelines is essential for your recovery and the success of your implants. This may include taking prescribed medications, such as antibiotics or pain relievers, as directed.

Equally important is attending all follow-up appointments. These visits allow your dentist to monitor your healing process, make any necessary adjustments, and ensure that your implants are integrating successfully. Regular check-ups are a crucial aspect of maintaining not just your implants, but your overall oral health.

Your Role in the Success of Your Dental Implants

Remember, the success of your dental implants depends as much on your post-operative care as it does on the skill of your dental team. By following these three golden rules – maintaining excellent oral hygiene, being mindful of your diet, and adhering to your dentist’s instructions – you’ll be on the right path to ensuring your dental implants serve you well for years to come. At 1899 Dental Implant in Elk Grove, we’re here to support you every step of the way in your journey to a healthier, happier smile.

Posted on behalf of 1899 Dental Implant

2733 Elk Grove Blvd #160
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (877) 468-1899

Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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Our Patient Reviews

Liz B.

Went there for Free consultation and I went to 3 different dental implant places, and all were like at least $2400 more than here, I am so glad I found them, there office is modern.

Mark F.

I came to check their facility in Elk Grove, I called the 1899 number and the lady upfront was very nice and she scheduled me for free implant consult and when i reached their i was thrilled as facility was very modern, I got my CT scan done, no charge, whereas my oral surgeon in Sacramento wants to do it for $300 and dentist was very young, I was skeptical at first and I spoke to their other patients in the reception area and all say good things about him, I got my quote for 3 dental implants which is price of 1 dental implant from my oral surgeon here in downtown Sacramento. Go check them out they are good .

Brenda P.

Love there office in Elk Grove, they are best dental implant office in Sacramento, got my 2 implants done which I was waiting for so many years at almost half the price and they have latest technology, I am so excited to smile again, thanks to my friend who refereed me here and driving an hour was worth it.

Micheal S.

Got my All on 4 Implant dentures done here, prices were way cheaper than other places and doctors are very nice and knowledgeable.

Amy W.

Such a great experience at one of their offices in Elk Grove, Ora dental Implant Studio, Dr. Dalla was very knowledgeable, I got my All on 4 procedure done and everyone compliment on my smile now, their prices were way much better than clear choice. If you are looking for All on 4 implant denture in Sacramento I would highly recommend go check them out.

Lisa H.

Best dental office to get your dental implants done in Sacramento.