Caring for Dental Implants

 teeth health smile dentistAlthough it is rare for the body to reject dental implants it can happen. It is imperative therefore to look after implants properly and especially so in the days immediately after fitting. A few basic and easy to follow steps are all that are required to minimise the chances of infection or rejection and keep your new teeth healthy to give you a natural smile.
Dental implants should last a lifetime but it is important to maintain a care programme:
– Avoid hot or cold drinks in the days following a dental implant
– Do not brush the tooth, teeth or surrounding areas for a few days
– Swelling and pain should decrease within days but if not see your dentist immediately
These are basic tips and pointers to keep new implants free of germs and infections but more detailed information can be found in an online article by Doctor Gordon Rye at