Pre surgical instruction

  1. Clinical examination and x-rays will be made
  2. Impression of your teeth to make study models
  3. Blood test may be required
  4. Antibiotic cover prior to surgery required
  5. Sleep and eat well before surgery

Immediate post surgery

  1. Apply ice pack from out side for a few hours this reduces post op swelling and pain
  2. No spitting or rinsing your mouth for the first 24 hours
  3. Diet includes soft and cold
  4. Pain and swelling will appear within 4-6hours after surgery as the effect of anesthesia wears off
  5. With proper antibiotic and anti-inflammatory cover in 4-5 days swelling and pain would reduce to a good extent
  6. Avoid strenuous work for a couple of days

Post-surgical instruction

  1. Sutures will be removed 7-10 days from the date of surgery
  2. Healing period of both the types of implants is approximately 3-6 months

Healing period

    Maintenance of oral hygiene is the most important

    Periodical check ups and x-rays as advised

Use of old dentures

  1. Soft relining of denture may be carried after 15 days of surgery
  2. Do not bite any thing solid with the relined dentures during the healing period
  3. The success of the implant depends upon the implant not being disturbed for at least 4- 6 weeks

Stage 2 surgery involves the exposing of the buried implants and placing of the abutment heads over the implants

The pre-op and post-op instruction remain the same as above

  • A soft dressing may be placed over the abutments
  • The old denture is then relined
  • The sutures and the dressing are removed 7- 10 days after the date of stage 2 surgery
  • Oral hygiene maintenance is important
  • Various other prosthesis
    Single tooth

After care instruction

During the first year after your new prosthesis has been placed on the implants, it is necessary for the dentist to confirm that it fits well and works satisfactorily. Regular checkup appointment will usually be scheduled at 1-, 3-, and 6- month intervals in the first year. At these checkups, x-rays may be taken to examine the implant-bone relationship rule out any disease. After the first year, follow-up examinations are usually necessary only once a year.

How to clean your new teeth

Good oral hygiene is just as important to patients with implant prosthesis as to those people who have their natural teeth. It cannot be said enough that you must thoroughly clean the abutments and prosthesis daily if your implants are to give you long-time service.

Because the flow of saliva slows down while you are asleep, the natural cleaning action of saliva decreases. This means that bacterial plaque builds up while you are asleep. Therefore, the most important times for cleaning the abutments and teeth are in the evening and in the morning.

The most important areas to be cleaned are the abutment posts, underneath the prosthesis, and the area around the gums. (The abutment posts, remember, are the shiny metal posts that stick up from the gums and attach the prosthesis to your jaw.)