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Healing After Dental Implants

Whether you’re already the proud new owner of a dental implant in Ankara, or you’re visiting EOt Clinic Ankara to get your implant in the near future, you may be wondering what to expect as you heal and recover. So in this blog, we’ll break down all of the details, and explain what you can expect from the process.

How Long Does It Take After Dental Implant?

It usually takes about 1-2 weeks to heal from your initial surgery. However, this doesn’t mean you’re ready to get an implant restoration like a dental crown. After your initial healing is complete, the titanium implant will need to continue to bond with the jaw bone. This can take up to 3-6 weeks, and this process is called “osseointegration.”

So be patient. While you can get back to your normal routine after a few weeks, you’ll need to wait a bit longer to complete the implant treatment process.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Benefits of Dental Implants

What Can I Expect As I Recover?

That’s a great question! Let’s go over some of the things that you should expect after your initial implant placement.

  • Bleeding – You’ll get a gauze pack to absorb blood, which should slow down within a few hours of your surgery. Some spotting and pink saliva are normal for up to 24-48 hours, but bleeding should stop by this time.
  • Pain & discomfort – Overall, pain tends to peak and fade within 2-3 days of your surgery. Fill any prescriptions given to you by Dr. Annese, and take ibuprofen, naproxen, or similar OTC medications if you don’t have a prescription.
  • Swelling & bruising – Swelling and bruising are normal when healing from a dental implant. Your face will look puffier than usual. Similar to pain, this usually peaks and fades after 2-3 days. Icing the cheek near the affected area can help with swelling and discomfort.
  • Diet & lifestyle changes – You will need to eat a diet of mostly soft foods for at least a week after your treatment. For the first few days, stick to liquid foods like yogurt, smoothies, and ice cream. After this, you can move on to mashed potatoes, macaroni, and similar foods. You can mostly go back to your regular diet after a week, but should still avoid hard, tough, and crunchy foods for at least two weeks after your procedure.
  • You also should not use straws or spit forcefully for a few days after your procedure, since this can damage the blood clots around your implant. You must quit smoking for at least 2-3 months to get dental implants, too. Consider this as an opportunity to quit permanently!
  • Oral care & hygiene – Do not brush the implant site directly for about 3-4 days after your treatment. Brush the rest of your teeth normally. You can use a prescription rinse or saltwater rinse to clean the extraction site.

Restore Your Smile Wıth Dental Implants From Eot Clinic Ankara

With Eot Clinic help, you can restore your missing teeth and get the smile you deserve. Eot Clinic Ankara will ensure the best outcome for your case, and will provide you with a comprehensive set of recovery instructions to follow to protect your oral health after our surgery.

So don’t wait. Contact us online or give us a call at +90 533 598 56 71  to schedule a consultation .

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