How to look after your dental implants in Hampshire

So you’ve chosen to invest in dental implants to replace your missing teeth. Hampshire Dental Implants offers a number of treatments involving implants combined with a crown, a bridge, or a denture, and the implantology team will work hard to find the perfect treatment for your needs.

dental-implants-hampshireAfter the trauma of losing one or more natural teeth, and the investment in your dental implants, the last thing you will want to do is to run the risk of suffering tooth loss for a second time. Fortunately, it’s not difficult to take care of dental implants and the teeth attached to them, and your Hampshire implant dentist will be there to help you every step of the way.

Immediate aftercare

If you choose to have dental implants in Hampshire, your dentist will provide you with detailed care instructions, including what to do in the run-up to and the immediate aftermath of implant surgery.

Placing dental implants should be pain free, but because it is a minor operation there may be some swelling and discomfort for a few days afterwards. This is common, as with any surgical procedure. In most cases over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol will suffice – you can also talk to your pharmacist if you think that you need further pain relief. However, if this still doesn’t help, come back to see your Hampshire dentist, who will check there is no cause for concern.

You should avoid touching the site of your implant(s) with your tongue or with food. A little bleeding may occur but if it seems excessive or doesn’t stop, come back to our Hampshire clinic or go to A&E in an emergency.

Long-term care

The key to looking after dental implants and new teeth is the same as looking after regular teeth – and it all boils down to prudent dental hygiene. Your Hampshire hygienist can provide you with customised advice on how best to clean your new teeth, and you must also remember to come into the practice as often as advised for check-ups.

As long as you take care of them, your new teeth should last many years.