After your dental implant surgery, proper care is essential for a problem-free recovery and to prepare for the long-term success of your dental implants.
The following care is advised after dental implant surgery:
After dental implant surgery, it is normal to experience some discomfort. Our state-of-the-art technique at Trusted Dental, minimises this. In fact, we rarely see any swelling or bruising at all.
If swelling or bruising does occur, follow these steps to help alleviate them:
If you have dentures that cover dental implant areas, they should not be worn until your dentist advises it is safe to wear them. We will discuss this in detail with you.
Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial for the success of your dental implants.
Follow these guidelines:
Protect your dental implants by avoiding harmful habits such as:
Adopt the following care practices to ensure the good condition and performance of your dental implants over the long term:
Schedule regular dental checkups and professional cleaning of the implants — typically 6 months — so your dentist can monitor your implants and check your overall oral health.
Maintaining impeccable oral hygiene is vital. Follow these instructions for brushing and flossing your dental implants:
Opt for a healthy lifestyle to support implant longevity:
Recognise warning signs
Stay vigilant for any warning signs of problem implants, including:
It’s possible for infections to occur after surgery. To protect your health, as well as your dental implants, we will advise you as to how infections can be recognised and managed.
Plan for professional implant maintenance and regular check-up and cleans every six months to assess the implant’s integrity and the condition of the surrounding tissues.
Post-Operative Instructions For Dental Implants
For the success and enjoyment of your dental implants, proper post-surgery care and long-term maintenance are essential.
By following the guidelines we have shared here and maintaining good oral hygiene, you can ensure the success of your dental implants and enjoy having a confident smile for many years to come. Have a chat with one of our friendly Gold Coast dental implants dentists if you have any questions.