Dental implants is the best option for replacing a missing tooth. Dental Implants provides a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.
How successful are Dental Implants?
Dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. With proper care , dental implants can last a lifetime
POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS
Our goal is for your healing process after an implant to be as comfortable as possible.
Please follow these instructions as closely as possible. They are designed to help heal quickly, and
comfortably, with minimal side effects. If you experience any complications, please call our office or
FOR REMAINDER OF THE DAY:
1) Do not spit. Please swallow your saliva.
2) Avoid speaking and eating till numbness wares off.
3) Do not smoke.
4) Keep finger and tongue away from the surgical area.
Spitting, the use of straw, smoking and poking can dislodge the blood clot that is forming,
and will cause bleeding from the area; also, smoking can increase the chances of an
Some minor bleeding is expected after the implant surgery. It will usually subside quickly,
and stop within an hour or two after surgery. A little oozing is normal and may persist for
several hours; upper implants may occasionally trigger some bleeding from the nose. This is
normal and will stop quickly.
1) Keep gauze on the surgical area with some pressure for 30 to 45 minutes.
2) Remove the gauze after 30 to 45 minutes and replaceit with a new piece of gauze if you
are still bleeding. It is important to make sure the gauze is directly on the surgical site.
Firm pressure for another hour should stop the bleeding.
3) An ice cream or cold water can be consumed to stop bleeding.
4) If all else fails, call the office or the doctor.
Most patients will experience some swelling after surgery in the mouth. It may be mild
or severe, and is different for every patient. The swelling will get bigger for the first 24 to
48 hours before it starts to go away. It may last for several days to one week. Some
bruising may also develop on the face.
1) Use an ice pack on the cheek or face next to the surgical site. Keep it on for 15 to 20
minutes, then off for 10 minutes, and repeat until you go to sleep. Start again the next
2) Sleep with your head elevated slightly, above the heart. This will keep the swelling
3) On the third day, change to moist heat instead of ice packs. This will bring the swelling
You may eat soft food as soon as the an aesthetic wears off. Try not to chew directly on
the surgical site. You may resume a regular diet as soon as you feel up to it. Please stay
well nourished, and well hydrated, you will heal faster.
You may brush your teeth, avoiding the surgical area, either tonight, or tomorrow
morning. Be gentle, and do not spit or rinse forcefully.
Start brushing the surgical area on the second day,and be very gentle on the stitches.
You may start today, gently, with some warm salty water every few hours. Do not use
alcohol-containing mouth rinses for a few days.
You were probably given one or more prescriptions for medications. Take all
medications with a full glass of water, or as directed.
1) Antibiotics: Continue until you finish the dosage prescribed. Do not quit halfway.