No, we’re not talking about emotional pressure. When it comes to protecting the dental implants you have replacing your natural missing teeth, we’re talking about physical pressure. “But don’t teeth have to withstand some amount of pressure for eating and talking?” you ask. Of course, they do! Fortunately, teeth, implants, and restorations can withstand quite a lot but they are not superheroes. We remind you that just like we suggest for your natural teeth, we recommend that you’re mindful with implants to treat them well without asking them to perform beyond their capacity, so you don’t run the risk of failure. Allow our Celina, TX practice to fill you in on the simple details surrounding best practices.
Watch Your Big Bites
When you choose a treatment like dental implants, you will need to remember that just like you protect your teeth with careful decisions, you need to protect implants, as well. They’re not immune to damage just because they’re made of metal! Now, here we go:
- Don’t take very big bites. You can strain your jaw and may place too much pressure against implants and restorations.
- Cut food up ahead of time rather than relying on your teeth and implants to tear them or cut them apart, so you’re taking the pressure off.
Careful With Your Food Selections
Part of preventing problems means taking just a moment to consider the choices you’re making. When it comes to food, it’s always best to steer clear of anything that you think is going to cause you to force your way through. Super tough meat, extremely hard crackers, and more can give so much pushback to your teeth and dental implants that you end up with damage and irritation. If it’s too hard to bite through, simply don’t do it!
If It’s Not Food, Don’t Bite It!
If it’s not food and you’re not about to eat it, then you shouldn’t be biting it! What on earth are we talking about, you ask? We mean your teeth and implants are meant for talking and eating. They’re not meant to be used as a knife, scissors, or any other type of tool.
Protect The Implants You Have With Our Care
See us soon for help with your dental implants, so you’re sure you’re promoting their longest life. Get the information and treatment you need in Celina, TX by contacting Celina Family Dentistry to schedule a visit today at (214) 851-0130.