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How To Maintain Dental Health After Cosmetic Dentistry


September 15, 2023

Have you just had cosmetic dentistry, or are you considering cosmetic veneers, dental implants, or Turkey teeth? Then you should take time to learn about the benefits of cosmetic surgery aftercare for your dental health.  

When it comes to mouth health, knowing the fundamentals of oral health will help make sure your dental implants, dental veneers, and dental crowns last a good long time. Let’s go over our Este Medical top tips for taking care of your investment in your cosmetic dental work. 

Cosmetic Dentistry Aftercare for Veneers & Dental Implants

First of all, why is it important to maintain your dental health? Having clean white teeth and fresh breath is a sign of good physical health and mental wellbeing. Sticking to a daily and nightly routine of brushing and flossing will help to prevent cavities and gum disease.

Maintaining dental health to prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease will go a long way in helping to stop infections in the mouth and loss of teeth. Gum disease is often linked to more serious health complications like heart problems, stroke, and diabetes. If you suspect that you have gum disease, or an infection in your mouth, you should speak to your family doctor or dentist.  

Whether your teeth are real, or have veneers on them, or maybe you have tooth implants, regardless, you need to keep all of these types of teeth in good condition for optimal oral health. 

Why Else Is Dental Health Important? 

Here are more reasons to make dental health a high priority after cosmetic dentistry (as well as with your original teeth!): 

  • Good oral health is linked to living longer
  • Better overall body wellness
  • Keep bacteria under control
  • Healthy teeth and gums make it easy to eat properly
  • Supports nutritional health
  • Eat, speak and smile comfortably

If you are concerned about cracked teeth, crooked teeth, stained teeth, or missing teeth, then send us a message through our website to book a cosmetic dentistry consultation

The Importance Of Dental Veneer Aftercare

A tooth veneer is a manufactured covering that can be either a thin ceramic shell or resin-based composite coating that is placed over the front of a tooth. Veneers are a popular cosmetic procedure because they improve the look of a smile, as well as protect the surface of the tooth from damage.

This is the dental veneer surgery aftercare you need to know about. The following tips will help to protect your new veneers, plus the tooth foundation under the veneer. 

Here are the best ways to care for you dental veneers and maintain your dental health: 

  • Brush and floss your teeth daily
  • Use a soft toothbrush bristle and fluoride toothpaste
  • See your dentist for frequent check-ups
  • Do not chew or bite on hard or sharp objects
  • Avoid foods and drinks that discolor teeth
  • For optimal oral health do not smoke 
  • Speak to your doctor about stopping teeth grinding

This is fairly simple advice to put into action, and we hope you do, because it will help your dental veneers last a long, long time. If you would like to arrange for dental veneer surgery in Turkey at our Istanbul medical clinic, then book a cosmetic dentistry Turkey consultation.

Check out our guide: Dental Work in Turkey, What to Expect? 

The Importance Of Dental Implant Aftercare 

A tooth implant makes it possible to have a mouthful of natural-looking teeth, especially if you have cracked, damaged or missing teeth, as a result of an accident, tooth decay, or gum disease. If missing teeth or rotten teeth are left untreated, your dental health will not be good. 

Dental implant surgery is much more intensive than veneers, and there will most likely be some swelling, bruising, and minor bleeding post-surgery for a few days and up to a few weeks, depending on how many implants were done, and the sensitivity of the gums and mouth tissue.

Immediate aftercare for dental implant surgery should include:

  • Good hygiene: for implants to heal quickly the surgical site must be kept clean and free of food debris.
  • Avoid rinsing, spitting, and touching your mouth for at least 24 hours after surgery to avoid contaminating or irritating your new implants. 
  • Avoid hot drinks and hot foods until the numbness from the surgery has gone away. 
  • Try not to eat or chew hard, crunchy, or sticky foods immediately after surgery. 
  • Try not to smoke for about two weeks after dental implant surgery.
  • Minimize facial swelling by using ice packs for the first 48 hours after implant surgery. 

When it comes to dental implants, the recovery timeline will depend on your individual case and treatment plan. If you would like to discuss what to expect after having dental implants with an Este expert, then book an appointment online

After your dental implants have settled and the swelling and bruising has stopped, there is still dental aftercare for you to be mindful of. 

Here is what we recommend for your long-term dental implants aftercare. It is similar to how to care for dental veneers. Follow it and your implants will last a good long time. 

When it comes to dental implants, these are the best ways to care for them to maintain your dental health: 

  • Brush at least twice a day 
  • Floss at least once daily, use unwaxed floss
  • Use a soft-bristle, narrow-headed toothbrush
  • Brush with nonabrasive toothpaste
  • See your dentist for regular professional cleanings
  • For optimal oral health do not smoke 
  • Do not chew or bite on hard or sharp objects

Ask your dental surgeon about using specialist cleaning aids, like interdental brushes, a water flosser, or periodontal floss (i.e., bushy brush thread), and see what is recommended. Dental implants will last a long time when they are maintained with good oral hygiene at home and regular professional cleaning by your regular dentist. 

Choose Este Medical in Turkey for the Best Cosmetic Dentistry! 

Este Medical has an outstanding record for providing 5-star services. Our team of professionals can advise you on pretreatment requirements for dental work, what to expect during dental surgery, and how to best care for your cosmetic dental work immediately after dental surgery and for your lifetime. 

Find out why so many people from all over the world come to Este Turkey for cosmetic dentistry.   

If you are looking for cosmetic crowns, dental implants, or dental veneers, then send us a message online to arrange a Turkey dental work consultation today!

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