A dental implant treatment improves the quality and appearance of your smile by restoring the form and function of lost natural teeth. The implants are placed into the jawbone using a surgical procedure, and will have to go through a healing period before being attached to teeth replacements (such as dental crowns, or a dental bridge). In some cases, the implants can be attached to the teeth restorations in just one appointment, within the same day at the Dental Implant Group in London.
What can you expect after the implant placement? Right after the surgery, it is best if you refrain from doing any strenuous activities to prevent excessive bleeding from the surgical site. If possible, you should take it easy for a few days after the treatment. Swelling and some bruising can be expected a few days after the implants are placed, but these symptoms will normally go away within a few days; if the swelling continues, it is best to get in touch with your implant dentist again. Pain medicine will be provided to keep the discomfort at a minimum as the surgical area goes through the healing period. It is also important to avoid drinking hot beverages, and to avoid swilling or gargling liquids within the few days after the implant placement.
One of the important things to remember right after the implant treatment is to relax and take things easy. As you go through the healing process after the implants are placed, you can rest assured that you are finally on your way towards getting a brand-new, healthier-looking smile.