Post-Implantology Maintenance: How to Take Care of Your New Teeth

Medical science has made giant strides in recent decades, and dental implantology is a shining example of how technology can work hand in hand with health and the aesthetics of a smile. However, after deciding to undergo an implantology procedure, care doesn’t stop with just the application of the implant and the associated tooth. Post-operative maintenance is crucial to ensure the longevity and functionality of the implant itself. Here’s how to take care of your new teeth.

  1. The First Weeks After the Procedure

The first 3-4 weeks post-procedure are critical for healing and osseointegration. The operated area will be delicate and may experience swelling in the first few days. Here are some recommendations:

Avoid hard or hot foods: Opt for soft and lukewarm foods, such as yogurt, mashed potatoes, and smoothies.

Do not smoke: Smoking can delay healing and increase the risk of complications.

Avoid straining the operated area: Do not touch the area with your tongue or fingers.

2. Oral Hygiene and Implant Cleaning

Meticulous oral hygiene is key to preventing infections and ensuring the longevity of the implant.

Brushing: Use a soft brush immediately after the procedure and a medium one after the first 3 weeks, and make sure to clean around the implant area at least twice a day.

Flossing: Many people neglect this practice, but it is essential to remove food residues between the teeth and around the implant.

Antiseptic mouthwash rinses: These rinses help reduce bacteria and keep the gum around the implant healthy.

3. Regular Dental Visits

Even if you feel fine and notice no problems, regular check-ups are essential:

Checking the integrity of the implant: Over time, small adjustments may be necessary.

Professional cleaning: Professional cleaning every 3-6 months removes plaque and tartar that could accumulate around the implant.

4. Diet and Lifestyle

Diet plays a key role in the health of your implants:

Foods rich in calcium and vitamin D: These nutrients support bone health, including the jawbone to which the implant is anchored

Avoid very hard foods: Croutons, hard candies, and other similar foods can damage the tooth on the implant.

5. Possible Warning Signs

It is crucial to recognize signs that may indicate problems:

Red or swollen gums: These could indicate an infection or a reaction to the implant.

Mobility of the implant: If you feel the implant moving, contact your dentist immediately.

Persistent pain: If the pain continues for several days without improving, it could indicate a complication.

Conclusion

Implantology has revolutionized the way we view tooth loss, offering long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing solutions. However, like any medical procedure, it requires post-operative attention and care. Following these tips and working closely with your dentist will ensure that your new smile lasts a long time.

If you have lost one or more teeth and want to consider implantology to restore your oral health, contact us at our office in Bologna at 344-3433540 and in Faenza at 388-0576093 to schedule a consultation with our expert Dr. Pier Carlo Frabboni.

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The Oral Atelier srl uninominale

Poliambulatorio odontoiatrico monospecialistico
Dir.Sanitario dr. Pier carlo frabboni
Iscrizione ord. Medici ed odontoiatri di bologna n° 726 del 05/04/1994

051/471964 – +39 344 343 3540
Via Toscana n.52
40141 BOLOGNA

Dr. Pier Carlo Frabboni

Studio di Odontoiatria ed Estetica Dentale Dr. Pier Carlo Frabboni
Iscrizione ord. medici ed odontoiatri di Bologna n°726 del 05/04/1994

0546/21132 – +39 388 057 6093

Corso Baccarini n.15
48018 FAENZA

The Oral Atelier srl uninominale

Poliambulatorio odontoiatrico monospecialistico
Dir.Sanitario dr. Pier carlo frabboni
Iscrizione ord. Medici ed odontoiatri di bologna n° 726 del 05/04/1994

051/471964 – +39 344 343 3540

Via Toscana n.52
40141 BOLOGNA

Dr. Pier Carlo Frabboni

Studio di Odontoiatria ed Estetica Dentale Dr. Pier Carlo Frabboni
Iscrizione ord. medici ed odontoiatri di Bologna n°726 del 05/04/1994

0546/21132 – +39 388 057 6093

Corso Baccarini n.15
48018 FAENZA

info@piercarlofrabboni.com

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Order registration Doctors and dentists of Bologna n° 726 of 04/05/1994

051/471964 – +39 344 343 3540
Via Toscana n.52
40141 BOLOGNA

Dr. Pier Carlo Frabboni

Dr. Pier Carlo Frabboni Dental and Aesthetic Dentistry Clinic
Registration with the Bologna medical and dental board n°726 from 05/04/1994

0546/21132 – +39 388 057 6093

Corso Baccarini n.15
48018 FAENZA

The Oral Atelier srl uninominale

Single-specialist dental clinic
Health Directorate dr. Pier carlo frabboni
Order registration Doctors and dentists of Bologna n° 726 of 04/05/1994

051/471964 – +39 344 343 3540

Via Toscana n.52
40141 BOLOGNA

Dr. Pier Carlo Frabboni

Dr. Pier Carlo Frabboni Dental and Aesthetic Dentistry Clinic
Registration with the Bologna medical and dental board n°726 from 05/04/1994

0546/21132 – +39 388 057 6093

Corso Baccarini n.15
48018 FAENZA

info@piercarlofrabboni.com