The Dental Center of Granger
12840 SR 23, Granger, IN 46530

Rules for Recovering after a Dental Implant

To replace a missing tooth, you are typically offered the tooth replacement options of dentures, a bridge, or dental implants. The best by far is a dental implant, but the way to ensure a successful treatment is to know the right way to recover.

Procedure Selection

Once you’ve decided on a dental implant as your tooth replacement procedure, the next step is determining which placement process is best. Today, there are several different procedures and the selection 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. But simpler cases may be eligible for same day dental implants, which offer greater convenience and shorter recovery time. Keep in mind that same day dental implants tend to cost more than the long-term option, but many find that their immediate results are worth the higher dental implant costs.

Recovery Tips

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

  • Practice good dental hygiene habits to protect the surgical site from decay and infection.
  • Consume only liquids and very soft foods for the first few days after surgery.
  • Introduce firmer foods as your healing progresses.
  • 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.

Aftercare Basics

Another reason why dental implants are so popular is because their success rate averages 95 percent. To make sure you experience similar success, follow these simple aftercare tips:

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

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Granger, call The Dental Center of Granger today at (574) 807-0438 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Granger. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Granger, 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 The Dental Center of Granger.

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Patient Reviews
Well priced and great service,I have been going to a local place in town and he was almost three times the price. You guys were very well priced and Dr. C was great….
Rick H.
Staff was very knowledgeable and kind!
April S.
Quite satisfied but as it was my first visit, I do have limited exposure as of this point in time.
Dennis W.
Very friendly people! Fantastic service!
Karen W.
The hygienist, Julie is very nice and made me feel very comfortable.
Karen K.
I was very pleased with the professional treatment and teaching in my office visit.
John R.
Dr listened to my ideas and concerns before looking at my teeth. He inspired confidence right away. No one has done that before
Ruth H.
The people and their competence.
Debra K.
Great and friendly service.
Jaime B.
Quality of care. Reasonable charges.
John P.
I only come for check ups and I enjoy talking with the dental assistant.
Callan O.
You treat your clients with the upmost respect and understanding to there needs.
Roberta E.
The dental assistant really cares about your dental health. She is excellent.
Kathy P.
Great service
Linda S.
I have been going to The Dental Center in Granger for several years now, and the staff, hygienists, and dentists have all been so nice. They answer all of my questions and are very thorough with […]
Jenae N.
Your team is wonderful with Dr. Cochran, Amber, Stacy, Melody and everyone to make a great experience!
Jeff M.
Friendly staff. Good service
Karen K.
Every thing went smoothly and (my teeth) had improved from the last time I was there. Can’t ask for more…..
Frances W.
Dental assistant Kelsie did a great job.
Andrew C.
Katie did an amazing job! Dr. Douglas is the reason I stay. He’s awesome!
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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