So you’ve taken the plunge and invested in dental implants to replace any missing teeth you may have. What a brilliant step! Now that you’ve had the surgical implant procedure, you need to make sure that your mouth is as healthy an environment as possible so it can heal as quickly as possible.
Have a read of some of our advice to get you on the road to recovery nice and quickly so your implants will have the best chance of success.
Get plenty of rest
Recovery time is essential with any substantial procedure and that’s no different for dental implants. Make sure that you book some time off work, or put aside any strenuous commitments so that you can get plenty of rest after the procedure.
Manage any discomfort
The level of discomfort you feel will largely depend on the size and scale of your procedure. The more implants you have fitted, the more pain you’ll be likely to feel. If you’re struggling to manage any pain you might be experiencing then over-the-counter anti-inflammatories and an ice pack should do the trick perfectly. Failing that, you dentist will be able to prescribe pain relief for you following your procedure.
Eat the right foods
Make sure that you eat soft, cool foods straight after your procedure. Smoothies and juices are a great idea, or a liquid nutritional supplement in the first few days after the surgery, just to make sure that you’re not applying too much pressure on the tender areas around where your implants have been fitted. It’s definitely a good idea to totally avoid very hard foods in the days after implants have been fitted.
If you’re a smoker you are not doing any of your teeth a favour, and especially your implants. If you smoke then do try your very best to avoid smoking in the 2-3 weeks after your implant procedure. It’s been proven that smoking can lead to an increased risk of implant failure. Not great!
If you think that you’re ready to invest in your smile and replace any missing teeth with dental implants then Ollie & Darsh is the perfect place to start. Our award winning, Liverpool city centre clinic is a warm and welcoming atmosphere where we will take care of your every need.
We offer free consultations so we can find out exactly what it is that you need and we can ensure that you’ll be in the caring hands of our team from beginning to end. We’re there to support you before, during and after your procedure to make sure that you can keep your smile stunning for many more years to come.