07 Jun What type of post-treatment care will I require?
It’s completely normal to experience slight discomfort after an implant placement. You should take the prescribed antibiotics and pain medication to prevent inflammation and infection of the implant area. Mouth rinse should be used three times daily and smoking should be reduced for a period of eight weeks after the implant has been placed.
No hard forces should be applied directly to the implant. For example, no hard chewing and tongue pressure. You must brush over the implant as bacteria and food particles can accumulate on the implant. After two weeks of placement, you must have another X-ray taken to assess whether the implant is integrating. After three months, an impression will be taken for the crown attachment to be cast in the lab. Book your follow up visit before you leave.