Post Operative Care For Your Dental Implants in Richmond
If you’re embarrassed to smile for fear of showing gaps where teeth are missing, or alternatively wearing dentures is just proving too uncomfortable, then here at Sheen Dental we can help. We specialise in dental implants in Richmond which can replace your damaged or missing teeth with extremely natural looking false teeth that function in exactly the same way as your own teeth.
Dental implants are growing in popularity as an alternative to uncomfortable dentures and bridges and basically they consist of a titanium implant placed into your jaw which acts as a support for your new porcelain tooth or teeth. The bone fuses with the titanium implant which means that you don’t have to remove your false tooth or teeth, as you would dentures, and accordingly you treat them in the same way as your natural teeth.
If cared for properly dental implants can last a lifetime provided your oral hygiene is good and your mouth is kept healthy. Therefore, it’s crucial that following dental implant surgery you continue with regular brushing, flossing, and visits to your dentist, to give your implants the best possible chance of success.
Here’s a few tips to help care for your new dental implants
Rest after surgery
Immediately following surgery your surgeon is likely to recommend that you spend a couple of days resting with your head in an elevated position. This is to give your implants chance to settle and to start the healing process.
Cleaning your implants
Get into the habit of cleaning your teeth after every snack or meal so as to prevent infection and control bacteria. You can purchase special toothbrushes and dental instruments which will enable you to clean your new teeth properly without damaging their surface.
Flossing is an important part of dental care for your natural teeth as well as your new dental implants and your dentist should be able to advise you on the best type of floss to use.
If you’ve undergone surgery for dental implants in Richmond, then the dental team lead by Dr Harmit Kalsi at Sheen Dental will request that you come back for regular check-ups to ensure that your implants are not loose, and that there is no sign of infection. They’ll also check that your other teeth and gums remain healthy.
What to eat
Once your dental implants have settled you should be able to eat most foods, but take care in the early days following surgery not to choose food which is too hard or requires a lot of chewing. Instead stick with light foods such as soups and yoghurt.
For more information about any of our dental treatments, then give us a call on 020 8875 5277 to arrange a consultation or to find out more about a dental implant in Richmond then visit our website at www.sheendental.co.uk