Preparing for Dental Implant Surgery

By October 10, 2016Dentist

Are you ready for a dental implant? Dream Dental is here to walk you through the process of receiving a dental implant, and what you can do to ensure it will be successful. Dental implants have one of the highest success rates among all dental procedures currently being used.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a metal post that replaces the root of a missing tooth by using a titanium screw that is surgically implanted into the jawbone. The jawbone must be strong enough to hold the titanium screw and bond with it for it to be successful.

Dental implants are considered a long-term solution for a missing tooth replacement. With proper oral health habits, the dental implant will be able to last a lifetime. Dental implants are one of the best options for patients seeking a way to restore their smile to look like a traditional smile.

How the dental implant surgery is performed is based on the health of your jawbone. All dental implant surgery will evolve in different stages. Dental implant surgery normally takes about 6 weeks to 6 months to complete based on your oral health. The healing process is important as we will need to continue checking on your jawbone to ensure it is fusing with the titanium screw effectively.

Daily Brushing and Flossing

One of the best ways to prepare for dental implant surgery is by brushing and flossing your teeth daily. Flossing helps to remove plaque and bacteria that starts to infect the gums. Brushing is vital to your oral health as it too reduces problems with plaque and bacteria. We also recommend using mouthwash to keep the gums healthy.

Proper Eating

What you eat will make a difference in your oral health. We want your gums and jawbone to be strong and healthy for the procedure. Removing foods that are high in sugar and acids can help to reduce problems with gum disease. Contact our office for more information on healthy eating habits for good oral health.


Any questions can be commented below or emailed to [email protected] To schedule a free consultation for dental implants in Salt Lake City, Utah, call Dream Dental Implant Center today! (801) 980-6584

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