There is no detailed specific preparation needed before the procedure of Straumann® Dental Implants. However, patients should arrange their transportation since the patient will not be able to drive for the first couple of hours after the operation.
How It Is Performed
During the operation, local anesthesia is given to the patient and the Straumann® Dental Implant is inserted into the patient’s jaw. For some patients, during the recovery phase, a temporary restoration might be placed on the Straumann® Dental Implant. After that, the healing period of Straumann® Dental Implant begin and during this period the patients should pay close attention to their oral hygiene. Then, the individualized artificial tooth crown is placed on the mouth.
The stitches made during the Straumann® Dental Implant procedure is generally removedabout seven to ten days after the operation. The recovery period usually lasts for between 4 weeks to a couple of months. During the recovery period, it is possible to experience pain and swelling. It is important to cool the external treatment area after the procedure. After the operation, regular checkups might be necessary to maintain the good condition of your Straumann® Dental Implants.
The risks and complications of Straumann® Dental Implants are very rare. However, in case of any unexpected situation, you should contact your specialist. It is crucial to contact your dentist if you experience any of the following:
•Swelling- If the patient experiences swelling in the treatment site, the area should be cooled externally.
•Pain- Some of the patients might experience pain after the operation in such cases the patient should use the medicine prescribed by the dentist.
If the patients still feel pain and swelling a couple of days after the operation, they should get in touch with their dentist.
Also, as a result of oral rinse use during the first couple of hours after the operation, the patient might experience bleeding.
After the operation, the patients would notice an improvement in their ability to speak, eat, and laugh. Also, it is important to use a soft toothbrush or an electric toothbrush, after the procedure. With good oral care, the patients can help their implants last longer.
-What should I avoid after the Straumann® Dental Implant operation?
You should avoid smoking, drinking alcohol, coffee and black tea for a couple of days after the procedure. You should also wait for a few days before doing sports again.
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This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in September, 2019.