Choosing to have dental implants at Life Dental Implants is one of the best decisions you can make, if you want to put an end to your missing teeth problems. The titanium artificial roots will bring back the healthy appearance and function of your smile, so you enjoy your life to the fullest even after losing your natural teeth. Your implant dentist will give you a thorough assessment before the implant placement to ensure your suitability for the treatment, and also to ascertain the safety of the procedure. Knowing what to expect during and also after the placement of implants will help you prepare better, and can teach you how to take care of your brand-new smile.
Immediately after the surgery, minimal bruising and swelling can be expected on the surgical site. A small degree of discomfort may also be present, but this can be managed with pain relievers as prescribed by your dentist. You will be advised to go on a soft diet for about two weeks, or as the surgical site goes through the healing process. If bleeding and pain does not go away after a day or two, get in touch with your implant surgeon; you may be asked to come into the clinic again for further evaluation.
Proper oral hygiene is crucial in proper healing and taking care of your implants. Clean your mouth by gently swishing a saltwater rinse, and likewise gently let the water drip from your mouth into the sink – don’t spit. As the surgical site heals, you can go on with regular tooth brushing and use of dental floss to ensure that your smile stays healthy for a longer period of time.