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Turlock Dentist | Turlock dental care | CA | Dental Implants

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2840 Geer Rd.
Turlock, CA-95382

TURLOCK DENTIST Dr. Prashant S. Parmar D.D.S

FAMILY     COSMETIC     SEDATION    

Dental Implants
 

 

Dental Implants: When teeth go missing!!      

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Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing teeth, teeth that have been knocked out or extracted because of decay or gum disease. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.

In most cases the entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months[4 to 6] and involves four or more appointments.

1] The first step is a dental x ray and a CT scan of your jaw bone to see if there is enough of bone to hold the an implant.

2] The next part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a screw is placed into the jaw bone. An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured.

3] The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time, depending on the location of the tooth being replaced you can have temporary restoration installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.

4] After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. Once this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. Our office will send this impression to a dental lab. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.


FEW INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOWING IMPLANT SURGERY.

HOME CARE

After surgery is completed, a suture may be placed around the incision, which should remain in place 2 weeks during the post operative phase. Do not chew directly on implants during the initial healing phase. Avoid disturbing the implant with your tongue or fingers. Try to keep the mouth as clean as possible. Brush teeth normally and be sure to brush your tongue. Clean the Implant area with a cotton swab or gauze instead of a brush for a week. Rinse with Chlorhexidine mouthwash for one minute each time with 1/2 oz-use the cap to measure the dosage. Use for ten (10) days. Please take medications as directed unless a drug reaction or allergies develop.

RINSING

During the next five days (beginning 24 hours after surgery) lukewarm salt water rinse should be used 3 to 4 times a day. Dissolve one level teaspoonful of salt to an eight ounce glass of warm water. Allow water to remain in your mouth for 60 seconds, but do not rinse vigorously before emptying salt water rinse. A gentle rinsing action is suggested.

DIET

A nutritionally balanced soft food diet with plenty of fluids is important during the first 24 hours. Eat soups and soft foods such as Applesauce, pureed banana, peaches, apricots, pears, Cream of wheat or rice, oatmeal, Scrambled, poached, or soft boiled, creamy peanut butter, tender, well cooked or canned: beets, carrots, green beans, peas, squash, creamed corn and white potatoes which are easily chewed and swallowed. Have soups/foods warmed slightly rather than hot. During the first 24 hours avoid using straws, rinsing vigorously. Absolutely no smoking and no alcohol. Any of these actions could disturb or dislodge the protective blood clot from the surgical site. Loss of clot (dry socket) may cause uncomfortable delayed healing, and require additional visits to our office for treatment. A meal supplement such as Ensure may be helpful following the procedure depending on the amount of soreness you experience when chewing. It is important that you maintain a high protein, soft diet throughout the post operative phase. Foods that are a good source of protein are: eggs, cottage cheese, pasta, lukewarm soups and ground meats. A modified soft diet should be maintained for few weeks following surgery while the implant heals. Avoid traumatizing the implant: do not use a water pik, play with the area with your tongue, or eat hard, crusty foods.

Avoid high acid or citrus foods that could burn tissue, foods with seed, or popcorn, apple or prune juice.

Please note that the above instructions may vary and require modifications per patient situations and the treating dentist must be consulted for individualized post implant placement instructions.

 
 
 
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