A small titanium device that is placed in the jaw and serves as a replacement for the root of a missing natural tooth is known as a dental implant. Dental implants are biocompatible and are often used to replace single or multiple missing teeth.

If you get a dental implant, you can expect it to maintain the bone where the tooth was removed so that the jawbone will shrink in all dimensions. Once an implant is installed, it will look and feel like your natural teeth. You’ll be able to eat, drink, brush, and floss as you normally would.

It takes several visits to the dentist to get dental implants installed. At Mile High Smiles, Dr. Brian Levitin specializes in Lakewood, Colorado dental implants and will ensure the procedure is as painless and comfortable as possible. After your dental implants have been installed, he will provide you with post care instructions.

If you exercise on a regular basis, you may wonder whether you’ll be able to get back into working out after your surgery. Dr. Levitin will encourage you to rest the first day following your procedure as bending, lifting, or any strenuous activity may lead to pain, bleeding, and swelling. He will ask you to refrain from exercise for at least 3 to 4 days following the surgery.

Dr. Levitin will also tell you to avoid extremely hot foods and straw usage for the first few days after surgery. You should stick to liquids and pureed foods such as puddings, yogurt, soups, and milkshakes. In time, you’ll be able to progress to solid foods.

Contact Mile High Smiles

For more information on exercise after dental implants, contact Mile High Smiles today at 720-239-1916.