Dental implants are a fantastic method of restorative dentistry when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Not only are they fixed, but they are also stable, natural looking, and highly durable!
If you are scheduled to have an implant placed, there are a few guidelines you’ll want to follow after your procedure to ensure that your dental implant is a success.
Do eat soft food while recovering
This seems a little self-explanatory. You won’t want to be crunching away on some peanut brittle directly after your dental implant procedure has taken place! In saying this, however, you will need to remember to stock your kitchen with soft food prior to your procedure. You will be in no state to go grocery shopping after you have received anaesthetic, so it’s best to ensure that you have sorted out your “soft food grocery trip” in preparation beforehand.
Don’t drink the (hot) coffee
If you are in the mood for a cup of coffee, nobody is stopping you! Just be sure that the coffee (or any beverage for that matter) is not excessively hot. Remember, your implant has metal components that react differently to heat than your natural teeth would. Keeping your implant safe is a simple matter of allowing your cuppa a minute to cool down.
Do earn about ongoing maintenance
Dental implants are an investment and keeping them in good shape will require ongoing maintenance on your part. Speak To your dentist about measures you can take to maintain your implants, do your research and be sure to ask lots of questions. Knowledge is power and the more informed you are regarding your implant the better.
Don’t rush your recovery
Life is busy, we often want to get back to our daily activities and to-do lists as soon as possible. But after you have undergone surgery to place a dental implant, you will need to stop for a moment and give yourself a moment to relax and recover. Recovery does not require you to take weeks off from work, but a few days may be necessary. You should also allow yourself a day or two of rest from physical exercise as increasing your heart rate and blood pressure too soon after your procedure may impact your recovery.
Recovering from dental implant surgery does not have to be complicated, by following these simple guidelines, your recovery can be both smooth and effective.