It is far too easy to think that dental implants aftercare is non-existent or unnecessary. After all, they are artificial teeth that will not decay or suffer any problems common to natural teeth. However, our dental implants specialist at Eggleston Dental Care in Turlock, CA encourages you to understand what kinds of care is required once you have some implant dentistry.
The Ultimate in Restorative Dentistry
As your dentist in Turlock, it is easy for us to say that dental implants are the ultimate in restorative dentistry because they replace the roots and crown of a lost tooth. This spares you the loss of bone and gum tissue as well as preserving your bite and giving you a fully functional tooth to use over the decades to come. However, dental implants can still be harmed or even compromised without the proper dental implants aftercare.
There are two stages of dental implants aftercare: the time immediately after surgical implant and the years after the dental crown has been placed on the post.
Immediately after treatment, avoid using the area, drinking hot or cold foods or exercising vigorously. Within two days you will notice swelling, but it fades within three or four days after surgery. If there is a lot of bleeding or pain, you must contact the office. Typically, patients find that they feel “back to normal” within a week. You will begin healing and should be ready for a permanent crown within nine months of surgery.
Once your crown is placed, the next phase of dental implants aftercare begins and it is identical to the care you provide natural teeth. Brushing, flossing and regular visits to the dentist for a checkup and cleaning are essential.
Enjoy Long Lasting Dental Implants with Proper Aftercare
Be gentle with the implant in the days immediately after treatment, and care for them like your teeth and you should enjoy decades of excellent service and use. Do you have further concerns about aftercare for dental implants? If so, feel free to give us a call at our Turlock, CA office at 209-634-9582. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.