Post treatment care and advice for our Cygnet Dental implant patients
Dental implants are becoming increasingly better known and the fact that some celebrities have openly admitted to having this treatment to improve their smile has probably helped to increase the number of people that are now aware of the procedure. As people see the results of this treatment, a growing number are also looking at these as their first option, rather than dentures, when they lose a tooth and wish to have it replaced.
Although placing a dental implant is a sophisticated procedure that requires both the use of modern technology, such as scanning equipment, along with the skills of a dentist specifically trained to carry it out, the fact is that much of the success of the treatment comes from the way that the implant is cared for after it has been placed.
This procedure does have a very high success rate, providing that it is carried out with a registered dentist in the UK such as at your own Wickford dental clinic. Where implants do fail, it is usually because they have been placed by someone without the relevant skills and/or where the patient has not followed the important aftercare instructions given to them. In today’s blog, we will take a look at the importance of good aftercare and what you need to do in order to keep your new implants healthy.
When you have undergone an implant placement, it is only natural that you may feel sore and there might also be some localised swelling and possibly bruising too. This is natural and it is important that you are kind to yourself and your new tooth implant as this settles down.
To keep yourself comfortable, you may wish to take your usual painkillers until the discomfort subsides. Your dentist will be happy to offer advice on this and how to be as comfortable as possible. You will also be given full instructions on how to keep your new implant clean at this stage of its life. You will need to be careful about what you eat as well and in the very early stages, only liquid food should be taken. These first few days are important to allow the osseointegration stage, where the implant and bone start to bond, to start to take place.