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After Implant Placement

Operatory room with windows and exam chair at The Implant Center at Comprehensive Dental in Lincoln Park, NJ After the placement of dental implants, a patient enters the crucial phase of post operative care and healing. We can't stress how important it is for patients to follow their aftercare instructions to make sure that healing and osseointegration happen smoothly, and are successful. The period after implant placement is marked by several stages, and each plays an important role in the long lasting success of dental implants.

Dental Implants Post-Operative Care

Following dental implant placement surgery, patients are provided with specific instructions for optimal healing. It is essential to follow these guidelines in order to minimize the risk of complications, and have a quick recovery. Patients may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising after the placement procedure. Pain medication and anti-inflammatory drugs may be prescribed to help manage discomfort.


Osseointegration is a critical process that occurs for several weeks to months after dental implant placement. This process is where the implant integrates with the surrounding bone tissue. Osseointegration creates a solid foundation for the final prosthetic. During this period, bone cells grow around the implant surface and anchor it in place. Patients are advised to eat soft foods, and avoid putting any excessive pressure on the implant site during the healing period.

Healing and Abutment Placement

Once osseointegration is complete, an abutment is attached to the implant to shape the gum tissue, and prepare it for the final restoration. This minor procedure is done under local anesthesia, but is a crucial step to get the best looking result possible.

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Impression and Restoration

After the abutment has been in place for long enough, we take impressions of the implant site. These impressions are a mold for the creation of the final, custom restoration. This may be a crown, bridge, or denture, and is designed to match the patient's natural teeth in shape, size, and color. When the custom made prosthetic is attached to the implant or implants, and the restoration is complete.

Follow-Up Appointments

Regular follow-up appointments are vital to monitor the healing process and the stability of the implant. Regular check ups also help us identify and address any concerns that may arise. These appointments also provide an opportunity for our team to ensure that our patient's oral hygiene practices are enough to maintain the health of the implant, and surrounding tissues. We can't stress how important good oral hygiene routines are for the long term health of the restoration.

Long-Term Maintenance

After the patient's smile is restored, their oral health returns to normal form and function. But again, good oral hygiene is vital for the long term success of the dental implant. Patients must brush and floss regularly, and attend regular check ups.

The period after dental implant placement is a carefully managed sequence, from aftercare to the final restoration, and keeping good oral hygiene to ensure that the restoration lasts as long as possible. By following post operative instructions, attending regular follow up appointments, and practicing good oral hygiene, patients enjoy the benefits of a stable, beautiful, long lasting solution for missing teeth.
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