It can be difficult knowing which care practices will ensure your dental implant lasts for years to come. Our team today is going to give you simple ways you can care for your dental implant right in the comforts of your own home.
Now, after your dental implant surgery, you may notice some swelling or bruising in the area around your dental implant. This is perfectly normal and should subside after a few days. You can also help reduce the amount of swelling you have by placing a wrapped ice pack to your cheek area for 10 minutes every 20 minutes.
The success of your dental implant depends on how well you keep your mouth clean. Keep your teeth, gum tissues and implant clean by brushing and flossing your teeth daily. Today there are specially designed toothbrushes that can help clean the nooks around the teeth, gums and metal posts.
After your surgery, it is important to visit your dentist on a regular basis. You can ensure the health and proper functioning of your implant by making regular dental checkups and cleanings every six months to a year.
Keep your dental implant in tip-top shape by avoiding damaging habits like chewing on ice, pens or hard candy, smoking or drinking coffee or tea. If you grind your teeth, speak with your dentist about treatment options.
If you have questions or concerns about the care of your dental implant, don’t hesitate to call our office today at 303.659.1920!