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Post-Surgery Oral Care: Dental Cosmetics

Continuing with our Post-Surgery Oral Care tips, for this post Sani Dental Group would like to assist all our patients who have had questions and concerns about what to do after a cosmetic procedure has been performed.

Dental cosmetics procedures include Bridges, Crowns, Veneers, Dentures, and Partial Dentures.

After the procedure is done we invite you to read our Post-Surgery Oral Care: Dental Cosmetics to better help you with the outcomes.

Post-Surgery Oral Care: Dentures and Partial Dentures

Dentures are very delicate and can break if they fall; even if it is only a few inches or centimeters.

  • Stand in front of a folded towel or the sink full of water when you have them in your hands.
  • When not in use, keep them out of reach of children and animals.
  • Just like natural teeth, you need to clean your dentures daily to remove food residue and dental plaque.
  • Brushing helps to avoid staining the teeth and helps keep your mouth healthy. It is best to use a brush designed to clean dentures. You can also use a toothbrush with soft bristles. Avoid brushes with hard bristles as they can damage the teeth.
  • Your dentist may recommend a denture cleaner…
    • “Tabs” are cleaning tablets with 99.9% of proven efficacy that completely clean your prosthesis in just 3 minutes without scratching it or damaging it.
  • Some people use hand/liquid soap and a soft scrub to clean their dentures; both are acceptable.
    • Other types of homemade cleaners and many types of toothpaste are highly abrasive and should not be used to clean dentures.
  • The first thing that needs to be done to clean dentures is to rinse well to remove food particles. Wet the brush and apply the dentures cleaner then brush all surfaces, scrubbing gently to avoid damaging them.
  • The form of the dentures can change if left to dry. When they are not used, placed them in a solution to clean dentures or in water to soak them.
    • Your dentist may recommend the best method.
  • Never place the dentures in hot water because it could twist them.

Post-Surgery Oral Care: Crowns, Veneers, and/or Bridges

After the initial treatment for Crowns, Veneers, or Bridges; is common to place a temporary crown on the tooth or teeth involved.

The temporary crown protects the treated area as your dentist prepares a permanent crown. To facilitate the removal of the temporary Crown on your next visit temporary cement is used to secure it.

  • If the temporary crown comes out before your next appointment, place it back in the tooth and call our Office.
  • With a temporary crown as well as with a permanent crown; you may feel discomfort due to the irritation of the area caused by the treatment procedures. You may also notice sensitivity to cold or pressure.
  • Your new permanent crown will have the shape and color of your teeth and will be specially adjusted to make it match the rest of your teeth.
  • The temporary crown is made to serve you temporarily; neither color nor its adjustments are adapted to your own teeth.

After the permanent crowns, veneers, or bridges are placed, you may need a few days to adjust to them.

If you feel that the bite is not correctly balanced, please give us a call and make an appointment to make the adjustment.

  • Take care of your new prosthesis by flossing and brushing your teeth, crown, and bridge.
  • Put special attention on the prosthesis border, where it meets the gum line.

Your teeth are one of the most important organs; through the use of a dental bridge, crowns, or veneers your smile will be restored as well as their normal functions.

Before the dental procedure begins, your dentist will offer you several tips, following these will ease the procedure.

Our professionals understand our patients' fear of certain oral procedures, but if you follow your dentist's instructions both you and your dentist will have a pleasant experience.

Once the procedures are completed and your bridge has been cemented you could feel discomfort, to reduce pain and discomfort we invite you to read and follow these simple Post-Surgery Oral Care: Dental Cosmetics tips.

When you are at the dental office ask our team of professionals all the questions you have associated with dental cosmetics. Keep in mind that our team of professionals has years of experience and is capable of helping you with basic to “complex” dental surgery.

Contact one of our patient coordinators and set up an appointment with our dental clinic, let Sani Dental Group take care of all your oral needs and all the post-surgery needs and concerns you might have, do not protect your smile enhance it!

The steps and procedures mentioned in this post are procedures available in the medical field; however, not all these treatments and procedures are performed at Sani Dental Group.

To confirm if this procedure is performed at our dental clinics, please contact us directly.