Do I need antibiotics after dental implant?

Scientific evidence suggests that, in general, antibiotics are beneficial for reducing failure of dental implants placed in ordinary conditions.

Do you prescribe antibiotics after implant placement?
Yes, we prescribe antibiotic an painkillers.

What do you do after an implant?
1. Stop smoking or minimize smoking for at least a week, post-surgery.
2. Do not drink alcohol.
3. Eat healthy, nutritious, soft food.
4. Regularly brush your teeth and implants softly.
5. Avoid hot foods or drinks.
6. Do not drink with a straw until your mouth has healed.

How long does it take for gums to heal after implant exposure?
After the abutment is placed, your gums must heal for about two weeks before the artificial tooth can be attached.

When shall I remove sutures after implant placement?
Sutures should be removed after 10-14 days after placing an implant.

How soon after tooth extraction can you have an implant?
Sometimes, it is possible to place implants on the same day as teeth  are ready for implant placement. Waiting for a very long time after dental extractions may result in loss of bone, making implant placement more difficult.

How long do dental implants last?
It is rated to last about 10 to 15 years before normal wear can cause the tooth to require replacement, although excellent dental hygiene could extend the life beyond 15 years. Mouth location is also a factor in the expected longevity of a dental implant.

How painful is it to get dental implants?
It is not painful at all. The whole procedure is done with local anesthesia. However, people who undergo the procedure often say that having a tooth removed is more painful.

What can you eat after an implant surgery?
Diet. Only liquids (gelatin, pudding, soup, applesauce, ice cream yogurt, etc.) are advised during the first two days following surgery in order to avoid food particles from lodging in the wound. Semi-liquid foods (mashed potatoes, pancakes, eggs, soft pasta, etc.) may be added to the diet on the third day.

Can Dental Implants Make You Sick?
Implants are made of titanium which is generally considered to be fully biocompatible causing no allergies.

How should I sleep after dental implant?
Assume a semi-upright position (a reclining chair, or in bed with at least 2 pillows).

Can I drive after dental implant surgery?
If you are getting a local anesthesia, only the immediate area getting surgery will be affected and you should be able to drive yourself home.

Can I fly after dental implant surgery?
Yes, you can fly straight away after implant placement but remember that each case is different and all should be consulted with your doctor.

Will my dental implant set of the security sensors?
No, your dental implant will not set of any security sensors.  Even very large metal rehabilitation with a large number of dental implants will not set off the security sensors.

Can bone graft fall out?
It is normal for some of the graft material to come out of the site. -There also may be a temporary white covering over the bone graft to protect it.

Why do dental implants fail?
A Few Causes of Dental Implant FailureDental implants can fail for a variety of reasons, but the most common – and most preventable – are infection and bone loss. It’s also possible that the implant may fail to integrate with your existing jawbone.