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You may know missing a tooth might make smiling in public difficult, but would you be surprised to hear that a tooth can also lead to a number of problems? Fortunately, there are several options that can be used to replace your missing tooth. For example, a dental implant is a viable option you should consider. This restoration will enhance the appearance of your smile and help your smile function properly. Still, there are several things you’ll need to do if interested in keeping your implant for as long as possible.

If you choose to have an implant placed, you could expect to experience some discomfort while your mouth heals. While the implant site is healing, we strongly recommend not touching it. If you do touch your implant or your implant site before it’s healed, you may ultimately have to deal with an infection. We’ll also offer specific advice when you visit us.

You may know that you should brush and floss your implant every day if you’re interested in keeping your implant strong. Still, had you heard that it’s also important for you to avoid smoking—especially if your implant site hasn’t completely healed? Smoking may slow the healing process and could even make your mouth reject your new implant.

Do you have any more questions about the benefits of a dental implant in Sarasota, Florida? Are you simply hoping to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Kenneth Schweizer? If so, please feel free to give Kenneth M. Schweizer, DDS, PA a call at 941-926-4888. We’re eager receive your call!