Dental implants – what do you need to know about aftercare?
When you are considering dental implants in Melbourne, there are generally four stages that you need to consider:
consultation – this is where you meet your dental practitioner and they gather data about you for planning your treatment
planning – this is largely done by your dentist but they will go through the final plan with you so you can make an informed decision about going ahead
fitting – lie back and enjoy this big step towards getting your new teeth
aftercare – an essential part of treatment that ensures your dental implants in Melbourne heal successfully and securely.
At High Dental Implants Melbourne, we often see people focusing on the first 3 steps. This is understandable as these are the ones that actually lead to having dental implants. However, the last step is equally important and can be divided into a number of sections as well.
Planning for aftercare saves you having to get everything together after you have had your treatment. Buy in food that you can eat based on guidance from your dentist at High Dental Implants Melbourne. Take a little time off work if you need to. If you want support to get you through the first few days, talk to a trusted friend or family member about this well in advance.
Your body needs a little time to heal. Getting dental implants in Melbourne involves a relatively minor surgical procedure but still something you need to give yourself space to recover from. Bed rest is generally recommended on the first day followed by a return to light activities over the next few days.
You can gradually add more food choices and activates to your life. If there is something you are particularly looking forward to, mark the date you think you will be able to get back to it on the calendar. You will progress to the point where you can eat, drink and do what you like again before you know it.
You don’t need to do any of this alone as you have regular check-ups with a member of our team. We are with you every step of the way when you have tooth replacement with High Dental Implants Melbourne.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.