Dental implants offer a long-lasting and efficient way to replace one or more missing teeth. A titanium post is surgically inserted into the jawbone replacing the natural tooth root. The post is left to heal and fuse with the jawbone for a few weeks or months, until it is strong enough to support permanent, artificial teeth, dentures or bridges. Through this process, you will regain your ability to talk and eat normally as well as your beautiful smile.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we recommend dental implants as the most reliable long-term solution available for patients who have lost one, several or all their teeth. Throughout your treatment, our experienced dentists will be by your side, to provide the personalised and trusted care you deserve. We will then help you take good care of your dental implants after your treatment is complete.
Why is aftercare so important?
You may be wondering why artificial teeth need any type of care, but implant aftercare is a very important part of the process and can ensure successful results during the healing period. If your dental implants get infected during this transitional period, it is likely that they will fail to fuse with the rest of your jawbone. It is therefore essential to take good care of your Harley Street dental implants throughout the healing period and beyond. Visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleaning, will also help you stay on top of your oral hygiene.
Essential implant aftercare
After your implant surgery, it takes a period of time for them to settle into your jawbone. During the healing period, it is not uncommon to experience sensitivity or swelling for a few days. Your dentist will suggest a diet of soft foods, cold foods, and warm soup, in addition to anti-inflammatory medication. It is also really important to brush your teeth with a soft toothbrush and use a special mouthwash provided by your dentist for at least a week after the operation.
In the long run, the best way to preserve your Harley Street dental implants and guarantee their functionality and longevity is to maintain excellent oral hygiene at all times.