The practice of dentistry in the field of aesthetics means more than just performing a simple procedure on your teeth. It is an act that requires attentive listening in order to answer your expectations, as well as any questions you may have.
Some precautions must be taken during the treatment as well as afterwards. The colour of your teeth may vary, and so can the alignment of your teeth, but an aesthetic reconstruction of your smile may still be appropriate for you.
All types of dental care call for a little bit of postoperative discipline; that is why we recommend that you read the article that applies to your case:
- After the fitting of a crown or bridge
- After a cosmetic reconstruction
- After the extraction of a tooth
- After minor mouth surgery
Our team can advise you and make several essential recommendations to you. The David & Cloutier dental office will accompany you and will help you regain your smile quickly…
In order to ensure the success of the treatment, we ask you to abide by the following recommendations. Please note that it is perfectly normal to experience a certain degree of discomfort after the cosmetic reconstruction of your smile.
At the David & Cloutier dental health centre, the cosmetic reconstruction of a smile is performed in one or more appointments, depending on your needs. During the first visit, Dr. Suzanne David or Dr. Marc Cloutier will listen to your expectations and your needs as far as cosmetic dentistry is concerned. Our dentists will discuss possible therapies. Imprints and/or photographs of your dentition may be taken at that occasion. Then, final made-to-measure restorations will be performed and will correct the aesthetic appearance of your smile.
We believe that proper communication between the patient and the dentist is essential to obtaining satisfying results.
Fighting against a toothache
On the day of your appointment, if you are affected by pain, use a pain reliever such as Tylenol, Advil or Motrin for instance, or use drugs that were prescribed to you.
From the day after the intervention until complete recovery
Brush your teeth and use dental floss every day to remove plaque and ensure better long-term results. Brush the sensitive area delicately during the first 72 hours.
Spare your mouth
- Avoid hard foods such as nuts, candy or ice.
- Be aware that smoke, coffee, red wine and tea can stain your teeth.
- If you engage in sporting activities, ask for a made-to-measure mouth guard.
You may possibly experience an increase in saliva and the pronunciation of certain words may become altered. This situation should resolve itself within a week.
Bruises may appear on your skin. They will disappear after five to seven days.
You will probably experience difficulty in opening your mouth. This situation will ease after four or five days.
Do not hesitate to call us if after three days the pain increases instead of subsiding.
It is important to keep in mind that the brain requires a bit of time to recognize the new position of the teeth or their new thickness. It is therefore normal to have to wait a few days, or even a few weeks before the feeling of a normal bite returns.
If you have any concerns, or if you are experiencing a sharp pain, or if you have any enquiries concerning your recovery, do not hesitate to call us at 514 527-1276.
At the David & Cloutier dental health centre, the well-being of our clients and the quality of our treatments are at the heart of our practice.