Improve Your Chances of a Successful Dental Implant Recovery

Dental implants make it so people with missing permanent teeth do not necessarily have to turn to dentures in order to smile, speak, and eat confidently. Dental implant surgery depends largely on the successful integration of surgical titanium posts into the jawbone, which is a process known as osseointegration. If not completed or taken care of properly, there is a chance the implant could fail. However, patients can easily improve their chances of a successful dental implant recovery by adhering to the below information. 

What You Should Do

Dental implants require special care immediately after surgery. Failure is uncommon, but it can happen if proper care is not taken. Make sure to eat only soft foods after surgery. Hard foods run the risk of shifting the alignment of the implant, which could impact proper bonding with the jawbone.

You should also be sure to brush and floss regularly, just like with your natural teeth. Brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day will keep debris and bacteria away from the implant site. This keeps your gums healthy and allows the implant to properly heal.

Make sure to carefully follow any post-surgery instructions your oral surgeon gave you. This includes taking any antibiotics and using any special mouth wash as prescribed. Keep all of your dental appointments and follow-up visits so your dental professional can monitor the healing process. 

What You Should Avoid

Avoid hard foods and candies while you are healing from implant surgery. You will also need to stop smoking at least two weeks before the procedure. Cigarette smoke slows down the healing process by reducing blood flow. It also contributes to bone loss and gum disease.

Schedule An Appointment!

By carefully following the instructions of Dr. Carlos Letelier, you can improve the chances of a successful recovery following dental implant surgery. Contact The Center for Oral Surgery of Las Vegas today to schedule a consultation.

COVID-19 Updates

A COVID-19 message and well wishes from the Center for Oral Surgery of Las Vegas to all of our patients.


The health and safety of our patients and staff is our number one priority. Per CDC guidelines we will be continuing with or instituting the following measures. Other measures will be instituted as guided by the authorities.


  • Our staff will be wearing enhanced personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • We will be monitoring the health of employees and keeping home any employee who displays symptoms of COVID-19.
  • We will be providing services by appointment only and communicating any special instructions to the patient for the appointment (i.e. face covering).
  • We will be limiting the number of people allowed inside the office at any given time.
  • We will be requiring temperature checks and health screenings for patients before entering the office.
  • We will be limiting the contact between the administrative staff and the patients, such as eliminating check-in forms and receipts when possible.


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