Cosmetic Reconstruction Post-operative Instructions

Remember that it will take time to adjust to the feel of your new teeth. Don’t be concerned if your speech is affected for the first few days. You’ll quickly adapt and be speaking normally. It takes several days for the ‘’brain” to recognize “as normal” the new position of your teeth or their thickness. If you detect any high spots or problems with your bite, call us so we can schedule an adjustment appointment.

It’s normal to experience some hot, cold, and pressure sensitivity. Your gums may also be sensitive for several days. Rinse three times a day with salt & water (1tsp. of salt in a cup of lukewarm water). Mild pain medication (Nurofen) should ease your discomfort during this period.

Let us know if you grind your teeth or engage in sports so we can make you a custom mouthguard.

Maintain a regular oral hygiene routine. Daily brushing and flossing is a must. Regular cleaning appointments in our office are also critically important. We will use the appropriate cleaning abrasives and techniques for your specific cosmetic work.

If you have any problems or concerns, we always welcome your questions.