Looking After Your New Dental Implants

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Looking After Your New Dental Implants

Dental implants are an effective cosmetic solution for missing teeth, but while an implant is healing some extra care is required during your normal dental hygiene routine. Your dentist can give you guidance about this. After the implant has healed you will still need to take a little extra care with brushing and flossing.

Before your new crown is fitted, giving you your smile back, your implant will feel sore, so avoid brushing it at this time. Avoid hot foods and drinks and do not touch the implant, and avoid smoking as it delays the healing process. See your dentist regularly to ensure your implant is in good condition, keeping your smile intact.

Follow these tips as well:

– Carefully floss under the crown and over the top of the implant
– Give up smoking
– Brush your teeth, including the implant, twice daily

Read more:
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/876533

Dr. Biju Philip

Dr. Philip (GMC No: 6072826) is a medical doctor with more than 20 years experience, of which 13 years has been in the field of Anaesthetics and Critical Care. He has also undergone extensive training in Dental Sedation and Facial Aesthetics, including Botox and dermal filler treatments, which he now practices in our dental surgery in Exning. He also works as an Anaesthetist at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds.