Your dentist might have said you need dental implants. While implants are great for improving a smile, they seem to be a little of a challenge for a person who is curious about caring for your implants. Dr. Ramakrishna Nallapaneni offers oral implants at Riverside Family Dental in Clinton Township, MI.
We are going to discuss how to take care of your implants, but first, let’s examine why a client would need one.
Certain illnesses can sometimes intensify mineral deficiencies that are already present. Precancerous growths and cancerous sores that appear on the gums may call for dental implants, too.
Your mouth may be very sore. Taking pain meds, rinsing your mouth with warm saltwater, and consuming soft foods that are neither too hot nor cold will keep the irritation at bay. Be careful with chewing.
It takes several weeks for the bone to grow around your new implants. At this point, the most important thing to do is to be patient. Do not drink or smoke at this time.
So your healing has gone without a hitch -- and your dentist has decided to install your crowns. Now that you have gotten your crown, you may take care of your dental implants like natural teeth. That means brushing and flossing twice a day and visiting your dentist twice a year. Because the structure of the implant is so similar to natural teeth, there is nothing special to do.
If you experience excessive bleeding, draining of pus, or anything else out of the ordinary after you have gotten your dental implants, do not hesitate to contact Riverside Family Dental in Clinton Township, MI. Contact Dr. Nallapaneni at (586) 468-0983 for guidance or to set up an appointment.