... 12 easy ways to look after implants

12 easy ways to look after implants

Dental implants use durable materials, such as titanium, attached to the jawbone. Dental implants serve to support denture, crown, or bridge. Dental implants can last for a long time. But, it does not mean you don’t have to take care of the health of dental implants. We have 12 simple practices to take care of dental implants from after surgery to the maintenance for good oral health and to help your implants last as long as possible:

  1. Follow your doctor’s advice: This is the first and most important thing that you must do strictly. Therefore, your doctor is the first person who can advise you on how to treat your treatment successfully.
  2. You need to rest your mouth after implant surgery. Be careful when chewing for the first few days.
  3. Taking medication on time: The treatment does not end when you have surgery done successfully. We advise you to take the prescribed medication on time until finished to complete the treatment.
  4. Drink plenty of water: Your tissues will recover more quickly if properly moisturized from the water. Drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day can help you in this matter.
  5. Avoid smoking: Smoking can give many negative effects on your oral health, such as gingivitis, tooth decay, or oral cancer, and negatively impact implants as well. Therefore, you should refrain from smoking before and after surgery.
  6. Avoid drinking alcohol while your wound is not healing fully to prevent the risk of inflammation and infection.
  7. Eat healthy food to help improve oral health and make wounds heal more quickly.
  8. Avoid foods that are high in acids, such as fruit juices or tomato products, candy or dessert, and hard food that requires heavy chewing. This food will make your wounds heal slowly.
  9. Do not consume too much sugar because is already not friendly to your teeth.
  10. Create good habits for your mouth: The implant’s health also changes with the health of your oral care. Therefore, you must brush your teeth, scrub your mouth and see your dentist regularly.
  11. Check your implants regularly: Don’t let implants be forgotten in your mouth. Check it periodically to observe any abnormal signals that may occur. Don’t let the small things become a big deal. If you are unsure, you should see a doctor as soon as possible.
  12. If you have to wear dentures during recovery after implant surgery. Do not bite or press hard on the dentures. That will have a severe impact on that denture, otherwise, apart from being hurt the wound may be open and inflamed.