What to consider after a dental implantation?

1. Eat and drink only after the local anesthesia wears off.
2. Avoid any physical exertion until four days after the implantation.
3. Do not chew in the area of the implant! If this is not possible, eat only soft foods.
Bleeding may occur on a small scale but should stop after 2 hours at the latest. Sometimes bleeding occurs after the local anesthesia ceased.
If bleeding continues, you should do the following:
  • Rinse briefly but thoroughly with water.
  • Bite on a compress from your medicine chest or a folded linen handkerchief for 30 min. You can also repeat this when the compress is soaked.
  • Keep your head elevated, do not lie flat.
  • Cool the cheek over the implant alternately (pausing between cooling).
  • Consider whether you might be taking anticoagulant medication. However, only discontinue these after consulting your doctor.
  • If the bleeding does not stop, see your doctor or the emergency physician on duty.
5. Take great care to maintain good oral hygiene in the area of the implant. Until the suture is removed, only rinse after each meal, then use a soft toothbrush!
6. Do not use disinfectant solutions for the first three days. Lightly salted water, disinfected water, tea, hydrogen peroxide up to 3% are allowed.
7. Do not play with the implant with your finger or tongue!
8. If you wear a temporary, go to the practice immediately if you experience pressure pain. If possible, do not wear it for the first 10 days.
9. Make sure that you are informed about which implant you have received (company, batch number, implant number). Usually an “implant passport” is given to you. Since the development is always going on, it can be important if replacement parts are needed. You can also register the implant in the implant register (for a fee) or print out an implant passport for your own purposes (free of charge)
Care for the implant and gums as you would your own teeth!
Ask if you are not familiar with optimal care, it is important!
Have your implant and teeth checked at regular intervals! If you like, join a recall system.
Regular participation in an oral hygiene program is highly recommended.
If you notice any changes with the implant, have it checked immediately!
The earlier detected, the less the problems.
These are general recommendations. Medical treatments are individual and your doctor may give you personal advice.
Here you find
a printable implant certificate (for free)
the form to register your implant (fee)