Caring For Your New Teeth After Dental Implant Surgery
If you’ve made the wise decision to get dentures over implants — congratulations! You’re on your way to a more comfortable and confident lifestyle.
You may be feeling anxious about an upcoming surgery, which is completely normal. At The Denture & Implant Centre, we’ll walk you through every step of the way to reduce your anxiety and maximize comfort throughout the process.
There will be some recovery time — but the long term results are well worth the wait.
Are you feeling nervous about an upcoming surgery?
Contact The Denture & Implant Centre as soon as you can for expert information and friendly service.
Today, we’re going to examine what you should expect post-implant surgery, and how you can make it as comfortable as possible for yourself.
Almost all of our patients have the same concerns — don’t feel like you’re alone. Our denturists have all the answers to your questions.
Dentures Over Implants at a Glance
Dentures over implants are one of the best solutions for patients missing most or all of their teeth — by latching onto surgically insert implants, these dentures are built to stay in place.
They’ll feel more secure, last longer, and require fewer adjustments than many other types of dentures.
Dentures over implants are the best way to maintain your facial structure and jaw strength over time. They stimulate your bones and encourage your body to continue producing much-needed support — making you look and feel younger for longer.
Caring for Your Implants Post Surgery
If you’ve elected for dentures over implants, it’s crucial for long-term success to care for your mouth, gums, and jaw in the weeks and months following surgery. A few simple steps and precautions can make all the difference.
Right After Your Procedure
Avoid distressing your wounds — which means avoiding rubbing your tongue over your stitches, no matter how badly your body tells you to.
It’s especially important to keep your fingers out of your mouth. Your fingers often carry destructive and infectious bacteria which can wreak havoc throughout your body. If anything else — keep your fingers out of your mouth.
If You’re Bleeding
Bleeding is a totally normal part of oral surgery. If the bleeding becomes excessive, apply gauze to the wound. The general advice in regard to bleeding is not to stress — it is an expected part of the process. If bleeding continues excessively after 24 hours, contact your doctor, dentist, or denturist immediately.
If You’re Swelling
Swelling is another normal and expected part of significant oral surgery. If swelling becomes excessively uncomfortable, place a cold bag of ice or frozen vegetables close to the dental implant. This should provide comfort while reducing swelling.
Discuss a recommended diet with your denturist before your surgical procedure. You’ll likely want to stick to lukewarm/cold liquids or soft foods for the first few days – weeks following surgery — however, it may vary significantly patient to patient.
You will be prescribed pain medications as needed. Follow the directions of your healthcare professional and contact your family doctor or denturist with any questions or concerns.
Dental Implants: A Big Step in the Right Direction
Dental implants can seem scary and challenging. At The Denture & Implant Centre, we promise to walk you through the entire process — making it as easy and comfortable as possible.
Dentures over implants are an excellent investment — they generally require less maintenance, adjustments, and repairs than other denture products.
Do you want to learn more about dentures over implants? Call our team at The Denture & Implant Centre today to learn everything you need to know.