Dental Implants

The Do’s and Don’ts After Dental Implants

At The Wagner Centre, led by the esteemed Dr. Rebecca Wagner, a specialist renowned for her expertise in the dental implant field, we're dedicated to ensuring that your journey towards a restored smile is both successful and comfortable. Located in the heart of Pennsylvania, we pride ourselves on being one of the top implant practices in the state, where cutting-edge technology meets compassionate care. Whether you're considering dental implants or have just completed your procedure, understanding how to care for your new smile is crucial. Here's your comprehensive guide to the do's and don'ts after receiving dental implants.

The Do's:

1. Follow Post-Procedure Instructions Carefully: Dr. Rebecca Wagner and her team at The Wagner Centre will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions. It's imperative to follow these guidelines meticulously to ensure optimal healing and implant success.


2. Maintain Excellent Oral Hygiene: After getting dental implants, maintaining good oral hygiene is more important than ever. Brush gently but thoroughly twice a day with a soft-bristle toothbrush and use floss designed for implants. Consider using a water flosser for an even gentler cleaning around your implants.


3. Eat Soft Foods Initially: In the days following your procedure, stick to soft, nutritious foods that require minimal chewing, such as soups, yogurts, and smoothies. Gradually reintroduce harder foods as healing progresses and according to the advice of Dr. Wagner.


4. Keep Regular Dental Check-ups: Regular visits to The Wagner Centre are essential for monitoring the health of your implants and the surrounding tissue. These check-ups allow Dr. Wagner to catch any potential issues early and keep your dental health on track.


5. Stay Hydrated and Quit Smoking: Drinking plenty of water promotes overall health and helps maintain oral hygiene. If you smoke, consider quitting. Smoking can hinder the healing process and negatively impact the longevity of your dental implants.


The Don'ts:

1. Avoid Hard and Sticky Foods: In the weeks following your implant surgery, avoid hard, chewy, or sticky foods that could dislodge or damage your implants. Foods like caramel, hard candies, and ice should be avoided.


2. Don't Neglect Oral Hygiene: Skipping brushing or flossing can lead to plaque buildup around your implants, increasing the risk of infection and implant failure.


3. Don't Smoke or Drink Alcohol: Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can significantly impair healing and increase the risk of complications. For the sake of your new implants and overall health, it's best to avoid these habits.


4. Avoid Using Teeth as Tools: Never use your teeth (implants or natural) to open packaging, bite nails, or hold objects. This can lead to unnecessary pressure on your implants and damage them.


5. Don't Skip Follow-up Appointments: Each follow-up visit to The Wagner Centre is an opportunity to ensure your implants are integrating well and your gums are healing properly. Skipping these appointments can jeopardize the success of your implants.


At The Wagner Centre, your oral health and satisfaction are our top priorities. Dr. Rebecca Wagner and her team are committed to providing you with the highest standard of care throughout your dental implant journey. Remember, proper care and maintenance of your dental implants are crucial for their longevity and your overall oral health. If you have any questions or concerns post-procedure, we encourage you to contact us. We're here to support you every step of the way towards achieving a beautiful, healthy smile.