If you have one or more missing teeth, you know just how much it can affect your overall appearance and self-confidence. It can also have various effects on your dental health, making everyday activities like eating, chewing and speaking difficult, it can also cause bone loss in the area of the tooth gap as well as cause gum recession. Have you not heard enough to make you want to do something about it? Well, our Dentist in Dubai at the Sameday Dental implants provide countless patients will restorative and cosmetic dental services and in this instance recommend that a patient who is going through tooth loss to opt for dental implants as it has a myriad of benefits.
Often a question that most patient’s ask and are worried about is the recovery process, this can make them reluctant to have the procedure. So we would like to take this opportunity to tell you about what to expect from the recovery process.
Dental implants are synthetic tooth roots that are placed into the jawbone and gum tissue. Dental implants are not artificial teeth per se, but is used to support artificial tooth roots that results from missing teeth. Dental implants are as strong as your natural tooth roots, making it impossible for your dental bridges or dentures to slip out of place while speaking or eating, especially in a social setting, which can prove to be quite a memorable episode!
What patients can expect after oral surgery?
After our Dentist in UAE completes the oral surgery and place the dental implants, the patient will feel a slight soreness and discomfort in the area of the tooth gap. This is very common and is a natural sign which will abate with time. Our dentists will prescribe a pain reliever so that the patient does not feel uncomfortable or suffer from any pain. Most often when there are Multiple teeth implants, pain medication is just what the patient needs to ease them from the slightest discomfort, however, whether it is a single or multiple implant, the pain remains the same. Also following the dental implant or implants, the patient will need to meet with our dentists periodically for a check to make sure that the healing progress is going well.
There is no point spending on dental implants if you’re not careful with the after care process which is crucial to the healing and success of dental implants. During the healing process osseointegration must take place, where there is a fusion of the dental implants with the jawbone and gum tissue. This allows the dental implants to place themselves in a position to hold the tooth or teeth in place, like natural tooth roots, which in turn also prevents bone loss and gum recession from progressing.
Here is a list of tips we give our patients on the road to recovery from Dental Implants,
- Eat food that is soft, the first few days. So there is little or no pressure or stress placed on the healing tooth gap
- Food should be chewed on the side of the mouth opposite the dental implant site
- Do not use straws as the pressure caused by using a straw can affect the stitches, sutures, and healing tissue
- Make sure to follow a good dental hygiene routine
- Do no gnash, clench or grinding of the teeth when possible
We always tell our patients to get in touch with our dental team immediately, if they experience any undue pain or other issues during the recovery period. This will help us deal with your problems in a timely manner and make sure your dental implants are in the best of health.