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5 Steps To Helping Your Implants Heal

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Thornhill Smile Centre focuses on replacing damaged or missing teeth and does so by utilizing the most advanced titanium and ceraroot zirconium oxide anchors on the market. Dental implants are a highly effective way of replacing missing teeth, and help to rehabilitate and correct jaws that have been severely handicapped by missing teeth.

Helping Your Implants Heal

Our clinic is one of the few centres in North America that uses the non-metal zirconia ceraroot implants to replace missing teeth. If you have had a dental implant procedure or are planning on having one in the future, here are five steps you can take after to make sure your implants heal properly.

Exercise immaculate oral hygiene.

It is always important to keep your mouth clean, but it is so much more important when the mouth has experienced trauma after a procedure like dental replacement. Taking care around the surgical site and incorporate a salt-water rinse into your daily routine. Doing this after eating is key to keeping your mouth healthy.

Rest after surgery.

Resting after surgery normally goes without saying, and it is equally as important after oral surgery. Do not lift, or participate in any strenuous activities or physical exercise, as it only increases the risk of tearing, bleeding and damage to the surgery site in your mouth.

Take care of your swelling.

Gently applying a frozen compress to your cheek, adjacent to the surgical site, for 20 minutes on and off during the first 24 hours after the surgery will help to control the swelling and the subsequent pressure on the tissue.

Modify your diet accordingly.

It is advisable to eat only soft or liquid foods for the first few days after surgery. Avoid eating anything too hot for the first few days, as well. Avoid foods like nuts and seeds that can get lodged in open wounds and cause infection.

Do not start brushing the day of.

Your dentist or doctor will advise you on when you are able to start brushing your teeth again. Teeth brushing promotes healthy teeth, gums and mouth, but it can also cause damage, especially to an area that has already experienced significant trauma. Normally, you are recommended to abstain from brushing the area for at least a few days after the procedure.

Taking the necessary steps and proper precautions after getting your dental implants will mean that you heal faster and your mouth and new teeth will be back to normal and ready to show off to the world once again. For more information, contact our team!

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