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Drs. Smith and Domingue
200 Beaullieu Drive Bldg. 2 Lafayette, LA 70508

What can I do as a patient to prevent implant complications?

woman sitting in dental chair smilingImmediately after placement, avoid chewing foods in the area to allow it to heal properly. Follow post-operative instructions like avoiding smoking, spitting, and sucking on a straw. Brush and floss your teeth as you would normally (2-3x's per day).

Regular Dental Cleanings in Lafayette

See your dentist at least 2x's per year to clean around your implants. 

What to Avoid

Avoid foods that would damage your implants (ie. Ice, whole almonds, cracklins, opening bottles with your teeth). 

Smoking cessation is advised to get better long term predictable results.

Clenching and Grinding patients should look into purchasing a nightguard to protect their natural teeth and prevent damage to their implants.

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