How soon can I resume normal activities after getting All on 4 dentures?


photodune-3715583-smiling-old-man-xs-300x300All on 4 dentures provide a lifelike, structurally complete tooth replacement option to edentulous patients. One of the many advantages of this intervention is the minimal amount of time dedicated to the procedure and recovery. The dental implant placement surgery usually can be completed in a matter of hours, and most patients are able to resume most of their normal activities within a matter of days. Many may even be able to return to work or school within a day or two of the appointment!

Your oral surgeon will discuss the specific expectations of your case with you in greater detail. You may be instructed to alter your routine slightly, such as focusing on a softer diet until you have healed following the implant placement procedure. You will also be asked to refrain from smoking (and can use this as an opportunity to quit completely!) and hold off on vigorous exercise for a few weeks, as both of those activities can interfere with healing.

Of course, any post-operative complications could derail a smooth recovery, so you should work with your oral surgeon to create a plan to minimize the risk of issues after the dental implants are placed. Be sure to pay close attention to your surgeon’s guidelines for the best possible outcomes.

It’s also important to be aware of the signs of problems, like an infection. If you develop any issues like fever or persistent bleeding or swelling, call our office as soon as possible so that you can be advised of the best course of follow-up. You can also go to the emergency room if you feel that your symptoms warrant it.

After you have healed from the implant placement, you’ll also enjoy a great deal of convenience with your All on 4 dentures. Patients typically find little if any impact to their chewing function, so it’s likely that you’ll be able to continue to enjoy all of your favorite foods. It’s also quite easy to keep your All on 4 dentures clean with routine maintenance.

While each patient’s case is unique, most people bounce back quickly after getting their All on 4 dentures. Ask one of our surgeons if you have any specific concerns about your recovery.

To schedule a consultation, call one of our convenient locations at Austin Oral Surgery today!