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You understand that missing a tooth can be embarrassing, but did you know missing a tooth can also cause a number of problems? Fortunately, there are options you can consider using to replace your missing tooth. For example, a dental implant is one important option you can consider. This restoration will help you chew and speak comfortably and improve the appearance of your smile. Still, there may be some things you’ll need to do if you’d like to keep your implant for as long as possible.

If you decide that an implant is the best treatment for you, you might experience some discomfort while it heals. While your mouth is healing, please refrain from touching the area around your implant. If you do touch your implant, you could have to deal with an infection. You’ll also receive specific instructions when you visit our team.

There are a few other things you’ll need to do if you’d like to keep your implant for as long as possible. For instance, you probably know that you should brush and floss your implant every day. However, did you know that it’s also important for you to avoid smoking—especially while your gums are healing? Smoking can slow the healing process and even make your mouth reject your implant.

Do you have more questions about having a dental implant placed in Savage, Minnesota? Are you simply interested in setting up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Bartholemew Schultz? If so, we invite you to contact Smiles of Distinction at 952-894-2545. We’re eager to meet with you soon!