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How to Choose the Right Color for Your Dental Implants

With new dental implants shining in your mouth, your smile will look better than ever before. However, there is one crucial aspect to making dental implants look authentic, and that is color. While you might be tempted to choose a blindingly white shade to make yourself look like a movie star, chances are it would not match your other teeth. Here’s a short guide on how to choose the right color for your dental implants.

Look at the Surrounding Teeth

Obviously, the best method to determine the correct shade for your dental implant is to look at the surrounding teeth. You’ll want a tone that fits into the existing shades. However, keep ...

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What to Do if Your Dental Implant Is Loose

Dental implants are a great way to restore teeth you’ve lost from trauma or infections. They improve your appearance and make it far easier to talk, eat, and drink. When done successfully, a dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that should look and feel like a real tooth. Because dental implants are drilled into your jaw bone, they are extremely secure and shouldn’t shift. Therefore, if you notice your dental implant is loose or wobbly, you should immediately contact Dr. Mann for help.

Causes of Loose Dental Implants

There are various reasons why your dental implant might be loose. One of the most common reasons is that you are suffering bone ...

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Should Athletes Wait to Get Dental Implants Until They’re Done Playing?

The world of sports is rough. Hockey players have to block shots and survive hits, football players get slammed to the ground on a regular basis, and basketball players are always being jostled around and elbowed. With all of these rigors, athletes’ teeth often suffer the consequences. It’s primarily hockey players that are known for their missing-tooth smile, though it can just as easily happen in other sports.

When it does, what should the player do? Is it a good idea to get dental implants immediately?

They Need to Wait, at Least a Little
Even if the athlete does intend to get dental implants immediately after the injury, they might have to ...

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5 Reasons Your Dental Implants Might Be Causing You Pain

Because dental implants are a major procedure that involves cutting into gums and drilling into bone, it’s quite natural for you to experience some pain after having them put in. However, this pain should only last about seven to 10 days after the procedure. If you are still suffering after this period or have new pain months afterward, it could be an indication that something is amiss. Here are 5 reasons your dental implants might be causing you pain.

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1. Infection

One common complication of dental implants is an infection. This can occur because of bacteria that was present during the surgery ...

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5 Foods That Are Most Dangerous for Dental Implants

Dental implants are an amazing tool that can improve your nutrition and diet. They’ll allow you to eat all of your favorite foods, including things that you might not have been able to chew before. However, that doesn’t mean they are infallible. There are foods that are dangerous for dental implants, and by eliminating or avoiding them, you’ll be able to ensure your implants are a complete success.

Hot Tea or Coffee

Because dental implants involve metal screws, drinking any sort of hot beverage can heat up this metal. Unlike your normal tooth, which would not heat up as much, this metal can get to a dangerous temperature, damaging the tissue inside ...

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5 Tips for Dental Implant After-Care

If you’re missing teeth, getting a dental implant procedure can be a great choice for improving your smile. Because the procedure is surgical, you’ll have to take several precautions afterwards to make sure your mouth heals well. By following these guidelines, you’ll be able to ensure your dental implants look amazing for years to come.

1. Avoid Irritating the Implant

It’s natural for you to want to poke around with your tongue at this new, shiny item in your mouth. However, it’s important to try and not disturb the area as much as possible. This means you shouldn’t rinse, probe, or floss your new dental implant for at least 24 hours after ...

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Tips for Taking Care of Your Dental Implants

When done correctly, dental implants look just as good if not better than real teeth. However, that doesn’t mean that caring for dental implants is the same as caring for teeth. Here are a few tips for taking care of your dental implants that can help you keep your implants looking like new for years to come.

Avoid Hot Food and Drink

Luckily, dental implants are incredibly resilient, meaning you can basically chew and eat as normal. However, one thing you should avoid is very hot beverages. These can heat up the metal screws that hold your implants in place, which could then burn surrounding tissues.

Also, avoid eating or drinking hot and ...

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How to Care for Dental Implants

What’s it like to care for Dental Implants once they are healed? Do I have to brush and floss just like I did before?
 
Once you have healed from your dental implant surgery and the crowns have been attached to the abutments, it’s important that you keep paying close attention to your oral hygiene. Caring for healed implants is really no different than caring for your natural teeth.

Yes, you’ll need to brush at least twice per day, floss between the teeth, and use an antiseptic mouthwash to reduce oral bacteria and keep your gums healthy. Failing to practice good oral hygiene can lead to gum disease, which can eventually ...

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Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

While dental implants are an excellent option for many patients, there are some who are not candidates for this procedure. Your dentist and physician will work together to determine if implants are a safe choice for you. Here are a few things they will take into account when deciphering if you are a good candidate for dental implants.

Health Considerations

Since implants are inserted through a surgical procedure, you must be in good general health to be a candidate. Patients with uncontrolled diabetes, hemophilia or significant immune deficiencies are often not eligible. Following implant surgery, a process known as Osseointegration occurs in which the jaw bone fuses to the implant. Your gums ...

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How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

A Range of How Much Dental Implants Cost

Costs vary according to your location and the type of dental implants you need. A single implant may cost anywhere from $1,500 to $7,500. Implant bridges range from about $3,500 to $25,000. Your dentist should be able to give you an estimate of the cost of your implant surgery when you go in for an evaluation. When considering dental implants, keep in mind that while the initial cost may seem high, you may actually save money in the long run since implants can last a lifetime and eliminate the need for replacement dentures, additional bridges, and treatment of additional tooth issues that arise ...

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