What to do before treatment?
Before starting a treatment plan involving implant placement(s), the dentist will ensure that there are no periodontal pathologies – and may, if necessary, perform a periodontal treatment beforehand.
He will assess the general state of health of the patient in order to detect possible risk factors and propose appropriate solutions.
It is recommended for smokers to quit smoking. If total cessation is not feasible, the patient will have to significantly reduce the consumption of cigarettes. Tobacco consumption makes implant integration more difficult.
What to do after treatment?
The patient will have nothing special to do after the treatment – apart from taking any painkillers if prescribed by the dentist and mouthwashes, and maintaining good dental hygiene. Two follow-up visits will be scheduled after completion of treatment to ensure proper integration of the implant.
Hygiene and follow-up are key factors in the long-term success of the implant prosthesis. In the same way as prosthesis on natural teeth, an implant prosthesis poorly maintained by lack of hygiene can lead to the loss of the dental implant that supports it.