After Placement of Dental Implants
Immediately after surgery
Do not disturb the wound. Avoid rinsing, spitting, or touching the wound on the day of surgery. There may be a metal healing abutment protruding through the gingival (gum) tissue.
The post-operative course for dental implant without bone grafting is similar to the instructions for a surgical extraction except there is less bleeding.
How you eat after implant surgery plays a role in your implant’s osseointegration as well. It is recommended that patients maintain a soft food diet and to try to avoid chewing in the area of surgery for 3 months after implant surgery, or as indicated after your surgery. Keeping a healthy, well-balanced diet is also good for your overall health, and will aid in the healing process.
Wearing your Prosthesis
Partial dentures, flippers, or full dentures should not be used immediately after surgery unless you where advised to the day of your surgery.