Dental Implants After Care
Looking After Your Implants
How to care for your Dental Implants
Following your treatment, you may experience some temporary side effects, including swelling or bruising. To minimise these effects, you should eat soft foods for the first couple of weeks. You can also reduce the swelling by placing an ice pack on the area.
Useful Tips for looking after your Dental Implants
Tips for looking after your dental implants immediately after your procedure:
- Avoid hot foods or drinks for the first 24 hours
- Do not disturb the area with your tongue or fingers
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Avoid vigorous mouth rinsing
- Avoid smoking as this delays the healing process dramatically
- Keep physical activities to a minimum
Long-term Care for Dental Implants
When your gums have fully healed, you should brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once. You should also schedule regular check-ups and visits with a dental hygienist to monitor your implant and ensure you have a clean and healthy mouth.
Dental Implants At The Berkeley Clinic
Just like your natural teeth, dental implants require good oral hygiene and professional maintenance for long-term success. Even though implant-supported restorations are not exposed to decay or discolouration, the surrounding teeth can still get cavities.
There is no guarantee that your dental implants will last forever, however, when they are properly placed and looked after, they can last a lifetime.
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