What Is It Like Living With Dental Implants ?

If your dentist has recommended a dental implant, you’re probably wondering what it’s like to live with one. Our dental team at Simply Wellness Dental is here to help you understand the process and to explain what to expect on a daily basis. 


What Will My Daily Life Be Like After Getting Dental Implants? 

Your dentist will most likely advise you to consume soft meals for the first 24 hours after your dental implant treatment. Sometimes, you may need to consume only soft meals for up to 7 days after the procedure, so make sure to keep enough supplies at-home! Mashed potatoes, smoothies, applesauce, smooth soups (not chunky), homemade broth and bouillon, juices, and protein drinks are all good go-to’s.
If you follow your dentist’s advice, you’ll be on the road to a smooth and fast recovery!  


Dental implants function similarly to natural teeth  

If some of your favourite foods include spare ribs, steaks, corn on the cob, apples, tacos, and almonds – there’s good news. With a dental implant, you’ll be able to continue to indulge! In addition, you’ll be able to speak and smile comfortably too! This is because dental implants, like natural teeth, are meant to replace the tooth roots and provide the ability to eat through foods that can be difficult to chew. Implants are placed behind the gum line and is connected to the jawbone to ensure a secure fit. The tooth replacement (a crown, bridge, or denture) will be put on top of the implant to serve as the tooth’s biting surface.


Dental implants are barely noticeable  

If you’re considering getting a dental implant to replace a lost tooth, you might be anxious about whether people would notice. You will be able to smile, speak, chew, and do everything else you’d typically do with your natural teeth. A casual spectator will have difficulty noticing that you have a dental implant. 

To provide a consistent look, the tooth replacement that will sit on top of the abutment will closely resemble your natural teeth and be matched to the colour of your existing teeth. 


How to look after a dental implant  

After your dental implant has been placed, you will still need to maintain good oral hygiene practices. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day will help prevent plaque buildup and gingivitis. You should also visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. 


Visit our Dental Clinic In Burnaby 

At Simply Wellness Dental, your oral health, comfort and care are our top priority! Our dentists at Simply Wellness Dental, Dr. Vik Sharma and Dr. Kory Zadeh would be happy to answer any questions regarding dental implants or address any other oral health concerns. We welcome you to book a consultation with us to learn more! Feel free to reach us at (604) 423-3737.