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Implant After Care

At Nova Implant Centre, we understand that getting your implants is just the beginning of the journey toward a happier, healthier smile. Proper aftercare is crucial to ensure the long-term success and durability of your implants.

Our implant aftercare is designed to give you all-encompassing help and direction during the healing and maintenance processes. Our dental experts are committed to assisting you in maintaining the health and longevity of your dental implants so you can benefit from having a gorgeous smile for years to come.

You must adhere to the post-operative instructions Nova Implant Centre Ottawa provides, regardless of whether you receive a local anaesthetic or decide to have sedation dentistry (oral or IV sedation) to deal with dental anxiety or other problems. These procedures speed healing and ensure a successful implant. 

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Managing Discomfort

Implant Durability Through Aftercare

In the hours and days following oral surgery, it’s common to experience some minor bleeding, swelling, and discomfort; but you should feel better in only a few days. If bleeding persists, call us for additional instructions.

An over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen, can be used to manage discomfort and reduce swelling.  Prescription pain medication may also be an option.  During the first 24 hours, you can intermittently apply ice to the area to reduce swelling. Patients may need antibiotics after the implant procedure. 

To reduce swelling and pain, patients must:

  • Not smoke for 10 days or drink alcohol for 48 hours following oral surgery.
  • Take no hot liquids for the first 24 hours.
  • Cool pureed diet (like smoothies) are best for the first day.

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Avoid Potential Problems with Oral Care

Proper oral hygiene is essential to a successful healing process, but you don’t want to disrupt healing with overzealous cleaning.  You can gently brush and floss the area the day of the procedure, but you shouldn’t rinse.  The following day, you can start gently rinsing a few times each day, preferably just after meals, with a warm saltwater solution. 

Insufficient oral hygiene is another major issue that could impact the long-term success of a dental implant.  Immediately after the implant procedure, patients need to follow precise cleaning instructions. 

You are making an investment in the long-term success of your dental implants by choosing Nova Implant Centre. Your implants will be carefully maintained by our devoted team to keep them sturdy, useful, and aesthetically pleasing. Get started on your journey toward a healthy and radiant smile today.


Answers to
Same-Day Denture FAQs

The main difference between Same-Day dentures and conventional dentures is that Same-Day dentures are only meant to be a temporary solution for missing teeth. 

Same-Day dentures, otherwise referred to as “Immediate dentures” are placed in your mouth the same day as your teeth are extracted. They will serve as a temporary set of dentures until the healing process is complete and you can then wear your permanent dentures.

Immediate dentures should be kept in for 24-48 hours after your tooth extraction surgery, without taking them out. Taking your Same-Day dentures out during this period can make it difficult to put them back in due to the swelling.

After the initial 48 hour period, you should continue to wear your dentures but you’ll be able to remove them for cleaning and to give your gums a rest.

The time it takes to make a set of temporary dentures varies from one dental clinic to the next. However, it will typically take a week or two to create your Immediate denture at most clinic. This may involve several trips to the dentist while they’re being made.

Since they are made before your tooth extraction procedure, your Same-Day dentures will be ready to go when you get your teeth out.


It’s important to note that Same-Day dentures aren’t necessary, however, they do make the tooth extraction process much simpler.

If you’re only getting a few teeth extracted, your dentist might not recommend Immediate dentures. However, if you’re doing a full extraction, your dentist will likely suggest Same-Day dentures. If you have a strong gag-reflex, Same-Day dentures might not be right for you.

Same-Day dentures, or Immediate dentures are designed to only be temporary. They are typically worn for a maximum of 6-8 months until the arrival of a permanent denture.

It’s important to note that your temporary dentures will likely need to be relined throughout the healing process to make your denture more comfortable. Although it’s a temporary solution, Same-Day dentures can last just as long as conventional or permanent dentures – we don’t advise on long-term use of Same-Day dentures.

The main benefit of getting Same-Day dentures is that they’re quick and convenient. Immediate dentures  protect your gum tissues and also help control bleeding.

One of the biggest reasons patients opt for getting Same-Day dentures is to avoid walking around in public with no teeth. A set of Immediate dentures will help you keep the function of your teeth to eat, speak, and smile confidently while you’re waiting for your permanent dentures.