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Edgebrook Dental Associates | After Dental Implant Surgery in Chicago

Edgebrook Dental Associates

Fischer & Dauahera

 5131 W. Devon Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60646
(773) 631-8717

After Dental Implant Surgery




We have just completed the prosthesis for your oral implants.  Such implants have been placed successfully for over 25 years.  The following information will be interesting and useful for you relative to future expectations for your implants and the prosthesis placed on them.


Acceptance of dental implants by bone and gum tissue has been excellent, however a few implants fail.  Additionally, the prosthesis that have been placed over the implants are subject to wear and/or breakage.  Any of the following conditions that occur require your immediate attention.  Please contact us if any of the following conditions occur:


            1.  Feeling of looseness

            2.  Peculiar

            3.  Clicking or metallic snap while eating

            4.  Breaking a piece of the prosthesis

            5.  Redness in the gum tissue around the implant

            6.  Feeling of the bite being different

            7.  Pain


            We have done our best to provide to you the highest quality service available.  The continuing success of the implant and prosthesis is up to you.  Please do the following items checked:


            1.  Visit us for examination, scaling, and polishing at least once every six months.


            2.  Clean the implant daily, especially before bedtime using:

                        ___A.  Floss

                        ___B.  Bridge cleaner

                        ___C.  Toothbrush

                        ___D.  Interplak mechanical toothbrush

                        ___E.  Peridex


Your failure to accomplish thorough cleaning of the implant prosthesis daily will compromise its longevity significantly.  We expect years of service from this therapy.  Over a number of years, you will gradually wear out the prosthesis portion.