Dental implants allow your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, to replace one or more missing teeth. The procedure first involves minor oral surgery in order to insert a biocompatible post into the jawbone. Once the area has properly healed, a abutment and crown will be added to complete your restoration. Following the initial surgical procedure, there are a few simple guidelines you should follow. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists answer questions explaining what to do following implant placement.



Post-Operative Implant Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How do I brush and floss my teeth following implant placement?

Answer: Caring for your teeth are essential, but you won’t be brushing and flossing right away. After 12 hours, rinse your mouth gently with salt water. You should rinse at least four times a day, including after any meals. When you start brushing, avoid the surgical site for at least two weeks. After two weeks, you may gently brush the area surrounding the implant.

Question: Will I need to avoid certain foods and drinks following the procedure?

Answer: Yes, once the numbness fades you should consume high protein drinks, but avoid any containing seeded fruits, as this may lead to complications. After the first day, start eating soft, but nutritious, meals, including eggs, soup, and mashed vegetables.

Question: How long should I limit physical activity?

Answer: Your Livingston NJ cosmetic dentist recommend limiting strenuous physical activity during the three days following the procedure.

Question: What if I’m a smoker?

Answer: Avoid smoking, as this may interfere with the healing process.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston NJ Cosmetic Dentists

Do you have any more questions about our dental implant procedures? Then talk to you Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists today. Drs. David and Gary Silverstrom will address any questions or concerns regarding our implant techniques. At The Silverstrom Group, we offer the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to transform the health and beauty of our patients’ smiles. Contact The Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey by calling (973) 797-9345. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey.