(Artificial teeth supported by implants)
We have done our best to provide you with a well-fitted, functional and esthetic implant prosthesis. We feel confident that adjustment to these artificial teeth will be fast and that you will have many years of satisfaction from them.
Your First Few Weeks: For several days, please chew more carefully on these restorations than on natural teeth. We will adjust the bite during future appointments until the teeth are well balanced. After you have adjusted to the prosthesis, it should function in a similar manner to natural teeth.
Cleaning the Implants and Prosthesis: The continuing success of the implant and prosthesis is up to you. Make sure to clean the implants and prostheses daily, especially before bedtime using floss, bridge cleaner, toothbrush, and/or Peridex. Please ask us about anything that is unclear relative to proper cleaning.
Future care: Your examination and professional cleaning appointments are very important to the long-term success of your prosthesis. If your personal and professional cleanings and your examination appointments are accomplished routinely, your restorations should serve many years.
Please contact us if any of the following conditions occur: feeling of looseness, peculiar taste, clicking or metallic snap while eating, breakage of a piece of the prosthesis, redness in the gum tissue around the implant, feeling of the bite being different, or pain.