Following a proper dental care after dental implant surgery is essential for the success of the osteointegration of your dental implant. Regardless of your age and overall health conditions is necessary to follow the basic and most common cares, which are:
Dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone, rooting in place of a missing tooth. Even if it’s not your natural tooth, it still needs to be taken care of as one. Indeed, a dental implant and its components cannot decay; this does not mean that the acids from tartar and/or bacteria that inhabit our mouth cannot affect them to the point of destroying the bone around them and causing their lost.
Have the right dental team to have the benefits of a dental implant
Thanks to the technological advances in the dental field and the continuing education from our associated dentists, we can provide alternative modern treatment plan options different from the traditional dental solutions involving prostheses that are hard to accustom, such as conventional dentures or fixed bridgework.
These prostheses are hard to keep in optimal conditions due to the complex proper oral hygiene required by these prostheses. Nothing gives our patients more peace of mind than knowing behind their surgical procedure that a group of professional, caring, dedicated, and experienced team of dentists in Tijuana and technicians work together before, during, and after their surgery.
Besides patients getting the functionality and stopping bone damage, there are other reasons they might be eligible to have dental implants:
Have a strong, assertive decision to go with your dental team for the surgery, which they need to clear all questions, and you trust them to have all cleared up.
Here are some points to remember: Every case is different, and there might be variations among the indications given by your dental care provider, depending on your dental and medical history and allergy record.
Food and Drinks
Having soft foods for at least 3-4 days can help you be less predisposed to uncomfortable sensations. Also, the temperature of foods and level of condiments need to be limited; once the days of recovery have passed, you might start to return to a regular diet.
The most important factor here is avoiding biting hard foods, especially in the dental implant area, until they are fully healed.
If you cause excessive pressure or bite with a lot of force on the implant site, it can cause trauma, and the implant might fail to heal correctly. So, if you follow all the food restrictions correctly but don’t counteractively help protect the dental implant from bruxism, issues can occur. A dental appliance such as a mouth guard may be required to protect your dental implant and even your entire mouth from the consequences of bruxism.
Precisely follow all cleaning instructions and create the habit of practicing good oral hygiene from this point on. Just because it is not a natural tooth, it doesn’t mean it will not require to be properly cleaned.
Most dentists will advise you to stop smoking for good because the rate of failure in smoking patients is significantly higher than in non-smoking patients, apart from the fact that there is a direct connection between smoking and periodontal problems. But if quitting is hard for you, at least eliminate smoking during the healing of your outer soft tissues. This will take a minimum of two weeks.
In general, all these details need to be considered for the well-being of your smile and overall health. In addition, all of them create the best environment for your dental implant to heal correctly and avoid any complications.