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If you’ve ever been missing a tooth, you probably understand that it can be embarrassing—but did you know that missing one or more teeth could eventually cause a number of serious issues? Fortunately, there are a number of treatments you can consider for replace your missing tooth. An implant is one option you should consider when you make your choice. This restoration can also help you chew and speak more comfortably and improve the appearance of your smile. Still, there are actually several things you’ll need to do to enjoy your implant for as long as possible.

If an implant is the restoration option you choose, you should expect some discomfort until your implant site heals. While this part of your mouth is healing, please don’t touch it since doing so can leave you more vulnerable to an infection. You’ should also follow the specific instructions you’ll receive when you visit our team.

Finally, please note that there are a few other things you should do to preserve your implant for as long as possible. For instance, you’ve probably guessed that you should brush and floss your implant every day like you brush and floss your teeth. However, it’s also very important that you avoid smoking, especially before your gums heal. Smoking might slow the healing process and make your mouth reject your implant.

Would you like to learn more about having a dental implant placed in Tarzana, California? Are you hoping to set up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Anoosheh Shahkarami? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact SoCalSmiles Dental Office at 818-345-5286. We’re excited to meet with you!