Farmington Hills, MI dentist explains how to care for your teeth after a dental implant is placed
Dental implants are a popular restoration for patients in Farmington Hills, MI. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, or an entire arch of teeth. Dental implants are considered a permanent solution to tooth loss and have better functionality, appearance, comfort, and durability than dentures and bridges do.
Implants do not require any special care; oral hygiene is the same as it is for natural teeth. However, immediately after the implant procedure, it’s advised to follow these special after-care tips to ensure your implants are successful.
Rest-up!While implant surgery is a straight forward procedure that is typically pain-free, it is still considered a surgery. It’s important to take a few days to rest and let the mouth begin healing.
Use salt water rinsesSalt water rinses can reduce swelling and pain while also promoting healing. All you need to do is add salt to a glass of warm water, gently swish it around in your mouth and then spit it out.
Pay attention to your dietIt’s best to stick to soft foods such as yogurt and pudding in the days after your procedure. Teeth will be sensitive, so avoid sugary substances and anything that is very hot or cold.
Use your pain relieverPain medicine is prescribed for a reason. After implant surgery, it can keep pain and swelling down which helps the healing process. Be sure to take medication as prescribed.
Brush gentlyIt’s important to maintain good oral hygiene, but avoid pulling the stitches out or irritating the surgical site. Try to brush gently and then use a salt water rinse.
Dental implants from Dr. Richard S. Bernstein DDS can give you back your smile and confidence. Call us at 248.636.2100 today to learn more.
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With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Bernstein is a renowned cosmetic dentist and is passionate about providing the best for his patients, making him a respected pillar of trust amongst his community. He possesses a Masters in Biochemistry - WSU School of Medicine, and a Doctorate in Dental Surgery - University of Detroit.He is presently a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Diplomate in the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD) to name a few.
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