Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue
529 E Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

A Helpful Guide to Healing after Dental Implants

When you’re missing a tooth, you have a few different tooth replacement options, such as a bridge, dentures, or dental implants. If you choose to restore your smile with a dental implant, discover expert tips to ensure a healthy and rapid recovery.

The Primary Procedures

After you’ve selected a dental implant as your tooth replacement treatment, your dentist will need to determine which type of procedure to use. Today, there are several different procedures and the selection process is determined by the complexity of your case, the type of implant used, and dental implant costs. More complicated cases require a three-part process that spans the surgical treatment over a few months to allow time for healing. Simpler cases may be eligible for same day dental implants, which offer greater convenience and shorter recovery time. But you should keep in mind that same day dental implants tend to cost more than the long-term option. However many people find that their immediate results are worth the higher dental implant costs.

The Right Way to Recover

The best way to ensure a proper recovery is to follow all instructions provided by your dentist. Usually these include:

  • Eat only soft foods for the first few days post-procedure, slowly introducing firmer foods as your mouth heals.
  • Maintain good dental hygiene habits to protect the surgical site from decay and infection.
  • Soothe any discomfort with the recommended pain relievers.
  • Avoid strenuous activities for a few days after treatment.
  • Go to follow-up dental appointments as instructed.
  • Call your dentist immediately with any questions or concerns.

3 Simple Steps for Aftercare

According to dental experts, dental implant surgery has between a 95 percent and a 97 percent success rate. To ensure you experience similar success, follow these simple aftercare tips:

  1. Maintain good oral hygiene, including twice-daily brushing and flossing every day, to keep dental implants free from food and debris.
  2. See your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings, as well as to detect any problems at their earliest stage.
  3. Avoid bad dental habits, such as chewing ice and using teeth as tools.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Downtown Detroit, call Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue today at (313) 879-4769 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Downtown Detroit. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue.

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Kind, considerate and attentive service.
Onious H.
I was in real pain. Walked into the office on Jefferson. The staff responded to me right away. Everyhing was explained to me, and I was put in exam […]
Roman A.
Surprisingly fast this visit. I definitely see improvement from previous visits where wait times were ridiculous. PLEASE keep up the good work!
Sharonna B.
Great service and friendly staff. There was a long wait 15 mins beyond my appointment time but once I was chair there were no delays.
Anonymous
On March 28, 2014 I had some extractions done. I have not had any pain and even the needle didn't hurt. Gentle Dental is by far the Best!!!
Octavia B.
Great place to have dental work done. The doctor and his assistants are good. Everyone is polite and professional. I'm very pleased with the Gentle […]
Anonymous
I'm very pleased with the customer service I receive at Gentle Dental Jefferson. I recommend this office to anyone that is looking for a dentist.
Emma M.
Great job.
Danny R.
Very down to earth, kind people. Always keeps me coming back!
Anonymous
The first time I walked into the space I felt nervous. The staff at the front welcomed me and remembered me by my name and my fancy shoes I always […]
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It was a totally worthwhile experience, all of the assistance, receptionist, hygen, & Dentist conducted themselves very professionally making it a […]
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My visit to Gentle Dental Jefferson went very well. The waiting period was about one half hour. The service included a cleaning and an evaluation. I […]
Emma M.
I always have a great experience here. The staff is friendly, the wait time is decent and the staff has no problem verifying insurance coverage and […]
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The service was fast and pain free and I very friendly staff and a clean office but the parking sucks I had to pay the parking attended $5 to park so […]
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Gentle Dental Jefferson was a wonderful experience for me. The service was great; the parking validation is the best; and the staff is well informed […]
Emma M.
Staff was extremely nice and understanding of the problem I came in with. Very tentative to my needs. The work preformed by Tanya and Dr Quinn was […]
Tina H.
Dr. Dhillin was awesome!
Desiree F.
Dr. Weiss is terrific!!! This is the first Dentist I've been to and I felt no pain from start to finish-I hate needles, but with Dr. Weiss there was […]
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people were friendly, good service
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