You brain may need several days after having your bite or the position of your teeth altered before it recognizes your mouth’s new structure and/or thickness. If problems with you bite persist or you continue to detect any high spots, call us immediately at (905) 876-2747 to schedule an adjustment appointment.
As your teeth heal, the removal of its natural structures can cause increased sensitivity to hot and cold that will dissipate after some time, as will lingering soreness of the gums. Rinse three times a day with a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water and use a mild over the counter pain medication such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen (Advil / Motrin) to ease discomfort.
Your reconstruction may affect your speech for a few days before your brain adapts. Also, your brain’s response to the new size and shape of your teeth may cause increased salivation, which should subside after about a week.
Daily brushing and flossing will be essential to removing plaque buildup that could jeopardize the longterm success of your new teeth. The same goes for regularly scheduled cleaning appointments. Avoid hard foods and substances, such as beer nuts, peanut brittle, ice, fingernails and pencils; anything that would crack chip or damage a natural tooth can do the same to your new work.
The same goes for foods that notoriously stain teeth, such as coffee, red wine, tea, and berries.
We can make you a custom mouthguard for participation in sports and provide a night guard if you grind your teeth in your sleep. Adjusting to the look and feel of your new smile will take time. If you have any problems or concerns, please let us know. We always welcome your questions.