Frequently Asked Questions
Your jaw may be sore and you may experience some residual pain for up to 48 hours, for which pain medication will be prescribed. After dental implant surgery it is best to go home and rest, as the body heals best while unconscious. DO NOT remove the blood clot, suck on the area or poke it with your tongue. Avoid brushing the area for 2 days, and afterwards brush very gently with a soft tooth brush.
For a few days after dental implant surgery your jaw may be painful and sore, so you might want to start with a liquid diet. Gradually start introducing more and more solid foods as your jaw is healing. DO NOT EAT dairy products, spicy foods, overly cold or overly hot foods, nuts, sugary foods, acidic or vinegary foods, and refrain from smoking or drinking alcohol until after your blood clot is fully absorbed.
Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to put patients under at our dental clinic. Dental implantation is a routine surgery and local anaesthetic is perfectly enough, and you should feel absolutely no pain during the surgery.
During the healing period we will provide you with a temporary bridge or crown. This will not be as nice as your final ones are going to be, but they will fulfil the chewing functions and fill out your mouth during the time it takes your jaw to fully heal and we can install the final bridge.
The price of dental implants can vary depending on the circumstances of your specific operation. A price will be outlined in your treatment plan, with each procedure priced individually. We have several payment plans, and you can read more about them here.
Our dental implants come with manufacturers guarantees. We stock 5 year, 10 year and lifetime guarantee dental implants, but a dental implant, if properly placed and taken care of, should be able to serve its user for decades.
Patients who smoke are considered at risk for dental implant failure. This means that they are more likely to encounter problems, and so often guarantees will be void if the patient is a smoker. You should consult your dentist about smoking before getting dental implants.
Certain health conditions make dental implantation impossible. No guarantees can be assumed for patients who suffer from certain systemic diseases, as we cannot guarantee that the patients conditions will not worsen over time due to other factors relating to their illness. Consult with your dentist if dental implants are right for you.