Dental implants are a popular solution for missing teeth (and rightly so!) With the expertise of Dr. Alessandro Geminiani, Dr. Arlene Messer, Dr. Anna Belous, and Dr. Adriana Palacio, patients can enjoy a natural-looking and functional tooth replacement. Here’s a guide to caring for your dental implants, including immediate aftercare and long-term maintenance.

Why Choose Us: Unparalleled Dental Care

At our dental practice in Rochester, NY, we are committed to providing exceptional care. Here’s why choosing us for your dental implants or other dental needs is a decision you can feel confident about:

  1. Expertise in Dental Implants: With skilled professionals like Dr. Alessandro Geminiani, Dr. Arlene Messer, Dr. Anna Belous, and Dr. Adriana Palacio, we offer top-notch dental implant services. From the surgical phase with Dr. Geminiani Our team’s combined experience and dedication to ongoing education ensure that you receive the best care possible.
  2. Ozone Treatment: We utilize ozone gas to disinfect teeth and implant sites, a method that promotes natural healing. Ozone treatment is applied to ensure a sterile environment, enhance recovery, and can be used for desensitization and treatment of existing root-canaled teeth.
  3. Patient-Centered Care: Your comfort and health are our top priorities. We work hard to anticipate and respond to your needs, offering personalized care plans and a welcoming environment. Additionally, IV Sedation is available for your comfort during surgical procedures. Following the placement of your dental implants, we monitor their success at each hygiene visit to ensure that they last you for many years to come.

Choosing us means entrusting your smile to a team that values innovation, holistic care, and patient satisfaction.

Immediate Aftercare: First 24-48 Hours

Rest and Recovery

Take it easy for the first 24-48 hours!

Manage Pain and Swelling

Utilize prescribed medications or over-the-counter pain relievers, and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling.

Diet Considerations

Stick to soft foods, avoiding hot and spicy items. Foods like mashed potatoes, and smoothies are excellent choices.

Oral Hygiene

Gentle cleaning around the implant site is vital. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and avoid mouthwashes containing alcohol.

First Week After Surgery

Gradually Resume Normal Diet

Slowly reintroduce more solid foods, avoiding chewing directly on the implant site.

Follow-Up Appointments

Your Rochester dental team will monitor your healing. Let us know if you have any concerns along the way!

Long-Term Care for Dental Implants

Regular Dental Check-ups

Regular assessments with your Rochester dentist are essential. Each person’s dental implant journey is unique to them, so be sure to follow our implant dentists’ instructions about regular checkups, but this is usually twice a year.

Daily Oral Hygiene

Proper oral hygiene is crucial to prevent peri-implantitis, a condition that can lead to implant failure. Brushing and flossing daily will help maintain the health of the implant and surrounding gums.

Avoid Harmful Habits

Tobacco products can impair healing and increase the risk of implant failure and gum disease. Avoid smoking and chewing tobacco to ensure the longevity of your implant.

Meet the Dental Implant Experts

Dr. Alessandro Geminiani, DDS, MS is a board-certified periodontist, specializing in the care and placement of dental implants as well as the treatment of gums and bones that support teeth.

Dr. Arlene Messer, DDS, received her undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College and attended NYU College of Dentistry. She has also believes in utilizing dental technology to enhance patient experience and has continued her education at highly respected training programs.

Dr. Anna Belous, DDS, received her bachelor’s degree Cum Laude from the University of Rochester and trained in advanced cosmetic dentistry at Las Vegas Institute for advanced Dental Studies as well as the Spear Institute.

Dr. Arlene Messer, DDS, believes in utilizing dental technology to enhance patient experience and has continued her education at highly respected training programs including:  achieving fellowship status at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, fellowship status at IAOMT, certification in dental ozone therapy, and many thousands of hours at additional continuing education programs.

Your Dental Implant Experts Are Here to Help

Dental implants are a significant investment in your smile. With proper care guided by the expertise of Rochester’s dental professionals like Dr. Geminiani, Dr. Belous, and Dr. Messer, Dr Palacio your implants can last a lifetime.

If you have any questions or need personalized guidance on dental implant care, reach out to our local dentists at (585) 244-3337. Trust in the compassionate care of Rochester’s dental implant experts, and enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come.