Recovery process. The patient needs to recover from the post being implanted in their jaw then from the gum being reopened and the abutment and crown being placed on the post. This requires a soft diet for a few days, gently rinsing their mouth with warm water and taking antibiotics. The dentist may place a temporary crown in the patient’s mouth while the post and jawbone are fusing together. This requires the patient to take especially good care of their oral hygiene and to visit their dentist to make sure that the first stage of the procedure is going well. After the crown is added and the surgical wound heals, it is treated like the patient’s other teeth.
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