You’ve just had your new dental implants placed and while you may be excited to show off your smile again to get the most from your new teeth, it’s important for you to look after them by following a good aftercare regime. This enables your implants to heal successfully, while still maintaining the health of your mouth.

If you want to know more about dental implants, Dublin’s Portobello Dental Clinic can provide you with the information you need to make your treatment successful. Follow the below tips…

Caring for your dental implants starts before they are even placed. You may need several hygiene appointments, depending on the health of your gums and surrounding oral tissues, to ensure your mouth is ready for the procedure. It is uncommon for a dentist to place an implant in a patient who smokes, so you will be encouraged to quit if you are considering this type of treatment.

Once your surgery has taken place, it is recommended that you rest for the remainder of the day, taking pain relief and any other medication your dentist has prescribed.

You should only eat soft foods and it’s best to avoid touching the implant site. Even touching it while cleaning your teeth can prevent it from healing properly, and possibly increase the risk of an infection. It’s essential that you avoid drinking alcohol, exercising or driving for the remainder of the day especially if you have had sedation for the surgery.

Smoking should be avoided because it can slow down the healing process, by preventing the uptake of oxygen into the blood. Tobacco smoke can cause discolouration of the dental crowns and may cause the dental implants to fail.

If you require more information on looking after a dental implant, our dentist Dr Nick Beirne can assess your suitability for the procedure and provide you with a range of oral health care tips to look after your teeth after having dental implants fitted.

If you’re looking for dental implant in Dublin at Portobello Dental Clinic can help. Please call 01 454 2022 to make an appointment. Our practice opening hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 8pm. Tuesday from 8am to 6pm, Friday from 8am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 3pm.You can also visit our website: www.portobellodental.ie for more information. We can’t wait to restore your smile!

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