Dental implants are a permanent solution for tooth replacement. They’re a valuable alternative to traditional dentures because they have many added benefits.
Dental Implants improve your speech, alter your appearance and allow you to eat all types of food. Because of this, they’re more expensive than traditional dentures and they take longer to fit.
If you’ve recently undergone a dental implant procedure, you will have to maintain thorough oral hygiene to help your implants last. Here’s what you need to keep in mind.
Brushing after Surgery
To insert a dental implant, the Glebe dentist will have to drill the jawbone and create a space wide enough to hold the implant. This wound will take some time to heal. In the first two days after the surgery, avoid brushing the affected area. Use a mouthwash instead. You could also apply antibacterial mouth gel on an ear bud to clean the area around the wound.
Once the first two days have passed, switch to a soft bristled brush to clean your teeth. You could use your regular brush once the dentist attaches a replacement tooth or a denture.
After the effect of anaesthesia wears off, you’ll most likely feel pain at the surgical site. Continue taking pain killers as per your dentist’s instructions. If the pain becomes very severe, make sure you get in touch with your local dentist. You can reduce pain and swelling by applying a warm or cold compress to the face. Also, avoid smoking in order to prevent delayed healing.
Routine Oral Hygiene
You have to look after your dental implants so that they last you the rest of your life. Brush and floss twice daily to clean the gums and the replacement teeth. If possible, look for special brushes and implant flosses that thoroughly clean gaps in the replacement teeth. There are many angled brushes available that can help you clean hard to reach areas. It’s a good idea to buy and use them if you’ve got implants.
The more you look after your implants, the lower your chance of developing dental problems like periodontitis.
Side Effects of Dental Implants
Although dental implants have a high success rate, patients who smoke may suffer from infection after surgery. It’s a good idea to stop smoking if you’re considering dental implant surgery.
People who have dental implants have to use toothpaste containing lower amounts of fluoride. Fluoride corrodes titanium and this may eventually destroy the implant.
Do You Need Dental Implants?
If you want high-quality dental implants treatment in Sydney, stop by Dental Care Glebe. We offer a wide range of dental services from general preventative dentistry, sedation to cosmetic dentistry including tooth whitening, and dentures to Glebe and Sydney surrounds.
Our experienced Sydney dentists use the latest pain management techniques to keep you comfortable during dental implant procedures. We also offer sedation dentistry at affordable prices, talk to us today!
If you want to get rid of gaps in your teeth with the help of dental implants, get in touch with your local dentist.