All You Need to Know About Dental Implants Part 4 – Things to Do After the Oral Surgery
Taking care of your dental implants may seem odd at first, but we would like to emphasize that the long-term success of an implant and the dental crown requires a thorough daily oral care and a lifetime commitment to its maintenance. If food and germs accumulate around the implants, bad breath will not be your only concern: the gum may get red, swollen or tender, you may lose bone around the implants – even after bone augmentation – and eventually the dental implant itself.
Taking care of dental implants
The good news is, however, that there is no need for daily removal and soaking overnight of the dental implant supported tooth replacement as in the case of traditional removable dentures, which provides a completely natural feeling when wearing and cleaning the bridge or crown fused to the dental implant. What you need to do and what you should avoid after the oral surgery in order for your dental implant retained tooth replacement to remain healthy will be explained in this article.
You may read about the importance of ongoing care and a basic daily maintenance routine for your dental implants as part of our blog series in the following article.