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What can I eat after dental implant placement?

Here is another question you asked us at Elite dental and implant center about dental implant after case and we would like to address it here:
What can I eat after dental implant placement?


It’s very important you follow your dentist instruction for dental implants aftercare. It is recommended to consume liquid foods during the first two weeks like soups, yogurt, etc. In the third week, start with pasta, fish, eggs, finely chopped foods, and cereals.
In the second month, slightly firmer foods can be added: tender meats cut into pieces, cooked vegetables. Finally, after three months, you are ready to go back to your normal diet and eat whatever you want.

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Do not use a vibrating electric toothbrush

When using a vibrating toothbrush, it causes vibrations that loosen the internal screw. It is enough that the crown is just a little loose so that it starts to wiggle. Remember you can not tighten the screw, because the crown is cemented at the top of the Abutment that covers the screw. You can not loosen the screw anymore without rotating the whole tooth. It is very difficult to separate all the parts in order to tighten the screw, which means that you have to replace the crown.

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Hot Drinks

Dental implants are made of metal. Metal retains heat much better than soft human tissue. If you drink a very hot liquid, the implant is likely to heat up and the heat of the liquid may be transmitted to the tooth, which is likely to heat long enough to burn a thin layer of cells around the implant. By repeating drinking hot, you may lose your tooth implant. In general, if you can not touch a drink, like hot coffee, avoid drinking it!

The crown covering of your dental implant is porcelain. This, like glass, grows in volume with heat and contracts with cold. So if you drink something very cold then something very hot, the porcelain may crack. This applies to all porcelain crowns, and not just with dental implants. It may also affect your teeth. Although the enamel (teeth) works slightly differently, it can also crack or suffer from micro-cracks and become sensitive. So if you have just eaten ice cream, wait a few minutes before eating hot soup, otherwise, you may find pieces of your teeth in your mouth.

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Change your life in a day with TeethXpress fixed denture

Nowadays, tooth implants are the best option for missing teeth and with good care, they can potentially last a lifetime.

Every day we hear about cheap dental implants either on the billboards or online advertisements.  The truth is that the price they are giving you is just for a portion of the work. They don’t mention anything about the entire process. Dental implants are a package of three components: A) the base which is like a screw and it bonds with your jaw B) the connector that is installed on top of the dental implant to support and hold the crowns and C) the dental crown. They are all custom made for you to fit in your mouth and match your natural teeth. What we hear in advertisements is the cost of just one component. That being said, implant treatment, specifically TeethXpress implants, is not a cheap treatment, instead, it’s considered as a long-term investment.

At Elite dental and implant center in Tarzana, we use TeethXpress fixed denture. These state-of-art procedures use implants with Laser-Lok technology a remarkable innovation, exclusively from BioHorizons. Laser-Lok is a series of cell-sized microchannels that are laser-machined onto the implant surface. Isn’t that just mind-blowing?

While virtually all tooth implants on the market have a roughened surface to promote attachment of bone cells, only Laser-Lok channels are optimally sized to attach bone cells and gum cells. This enhances stability and seals out food particles and other debris that could get below the gum line and cause infection or tooth decay.

Check TeethXpress reviews to see how this revolutionary technology has helped thousands of patients to achieve a long-lasting natural look result.

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Removable Denture Implants vs. Fixed Denture:

In dentistry, dentures (false teeth) are used to replace missing teeth to restore proper chewing, gum protection, speech enhancement, and appearance. Dental prostheses can be fixed or removable. We have different types of denture implant:  Removable or traditional Dentures that are not stable and they are either fully or partially removable.  

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The implant supported dentures is another type that is used when patients have lost their teeth, but they have enough bone density in the jaw to support implants.

When you decide to opt for removable denture implants or fixed dentures, it’s always a good idea to analyze the pros and cons of both types of dentures.

A major benefit of removable dentures is that they can be removed at home when they are not used and can be cleaned thoroughly if the food is stuck underneath, which can prevent gum inflammation problems. Removable dentures are easier to adjust and are much cheaper than fixed dentures.

For a long time, removable full dentures were the best dentistry could offer in terms of replacement dentures. Fixed implant dentures have been created in response to some of the disadvantages of removable dentures. Some of the disadvantages of removable dentures include:

  • Acceleration of bone loss
  • Instability
  • Discomfort
  • Needs replacement

Fixed denture, on the other hand,  are more comfortable. Due to their excellent stability, fixed dentures prevent bone loss and restore normal smile and function. Fixed dentures improve the ability to chew foods, they feel much more like natural teeth, and they are less likely to deteriorate over time.  Fixed dentures also have some disadvantages:

  • Because fixed dentures cannot be removed, they are prone to inflammation and other oral problems (eg implant failure)
  • Increased costs compared to removable dentures

It is clear from the above comparison between fixed and removable dentures that fixed dentures are indeed the best type of dentures. Give us a call and take advantage of this month promotion for dentures and dental implants.

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How can Elite Dental & Implant Center in Tarzana help you look younger?
Let us share with you how Elite Dental & Implant Center can help you achieve a younger and happier look:
Tooth whitening:

Just as your eyes, a set of shiny bright white pearls make your whole face look younger and happier.

Our teeth naturally darken as we age for various reasons. It could be because of the foods and drinks, although you can reverse it by brushing your teeth after each meal and drink. Also teeth yellow as a result of aging regardless of what you eat or drink and here is where your dentist can come to rescue. We recommend tooth whitening once a year.

Straighten your teeth: Orthodontics

What does grab the most attention when someone smiles? Straightened teeth, right? One of our most wanted treatments for teeth straightening is 6 Months Smile. As a Tarzana cosmetic dentistry, we are happy to help our patients with this amazing treatment.

Six Month Smile is a clear dental brace that’s designed to straighten individual front teeth in around six months. It achieves pretty quick results because it’s focused on tackling cosmetic problems and straightening the front teeth.

The biggest advantage of this treatment is that it takes around six months. Comprehensive orthodontic treatment – which straightens all of your teeth and affects the way they bite together – takes around 12 to 18 months. However, Six Month Smiles only straightening your front teeth.

Change your silver fillings with porcelain fillings. Nothing gives away your age like a mouth full of silvers; Don’t you agree?


Don’t let disease camp in your mouth

Dental brush after every meal and daily floss are your best prevention method against old-looking teeth. We recommend seeing your dentist every six months for a checkup and professional cleaning.

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In our office, we use upper or lower denture implants to stabilize the denture.

Porcelain veneer

Our patients claim their veneers are not recognizable from natural teeth, as the tooth color can be designed individually. This makes porcelain veneers ideal for optimizing the shape, function, and aesthetics of a tooth, especially for the front teeth and for a dazzling memorable smile!

Here are just a few of the different technologies that our center use to ensure we provide world-class service to all our patients:

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  • Invisalign: It’s clear, practically invisible braces that can gently straighten your teeth.
  • 3D DENTAL X-RAY: A 3D x-ray provides a much more in-depth look at your smile and the bones, blood vessels, and nerves that support it.  
  • Waterlase: The Waterlase Dental Laser allows dentists to perform procedures on teeth, bone and gum tissue with less trauma than traditional methods using a patented technology combining laser energy and water spray.   
  • Digital x-ray
  • Sedation: Sedatives are medications designed to help a patient relax.
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What Are The Benefits Of a Dental Implant?
Your teeth are very valuable, be careful with cheap dental implants!

You are at the time of getting dental implants because you have read or heard that they have several advantages and are highly recommended, but before you proceed with the implant, you have the question of what is the price of a dental implant? This is an important question, however, there is no exact answer about the price because the price can vary considerably between the different clinics and a set of variables to consider such as the quality of the dental implant and the additional procedures that may be needed to carry out the procedure.

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Dental implants price is tied to different factors such as:
  • Structure of the jaw
  • Additional procedures
  • Treatment: All dental implants require a unique crown designed for each patient that is placed on top of the screw made out of titanium. And since each individual has different teeth, no two dental crowns can be the same, so the process of molding the dental crown and casting it is expensive.
  • Restoration process

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Implant success rate

If something is expensive it is because it has higher quality and that is the case of dental implants that are one of the best options to replace a missing tooth. The statistics indicate that the success rate of dental implants is over 90% which is a very motivating fact for the patient because in most cases the placement of the implant is satisfactory providing a fully functional tooth for many years provided that you are given the necessary care.

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What are the benefits of a dental implant?
  • The benefits of using dental implant are many:
  • Instead of wearing a denture, the dental implant is enough. It is no longer necessary to wear a removable denture that every tooth brushing must be removed.
  • The implant gives you better esthetics compare to other treatment and specifically dentures. It is impossible for others to tell that you have dental implants. The teeth are almost like natural teeth, the chewing is the same. The rejection of the implants is almost zero.
  • An implant can last up to 10 years and even longer. Which gives you some stability and assurance The implant components are solid materials that are well tolerated by the body.
  • An implant also helps prevent bone problems.
What are the disadvantages?
  • The disadvantages are minimal. However, it is essential to take them into account:
  • The rejection may occur in the case where the bone is fragile or of medium quality. This is the only case where implants are not recommended unless it can be remedied by bone grafting.
  • At the level of healing, it is possible that it is delayed or even present other abnormalities
  • The risks associated with a surgical operation are not excluded: inflammation, infection, bleeding, tissue and blood vessel damage, rejection of the implant.
  • If you need a dental implant, know that it is essential to have good oral hygiene. It is also advisable to use an experienced professional. Smoking can also delay the healing process and can cause infection.
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