Implant Home Care

POST-SURGICAL GUIDELINES FOR IMPLANT PATIENTS (WITHIN 2 WEEKS AFTER IMPLANT PLACEMENT)

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  • Take care to only have cold drinks and do not eat until the local anaesthetic has worn off. Avoid hot drinks or hot food for the first day and do not vigorously ‘swill’ liquid over the area. Try not to disturb the area with your tongue or fingers. Avoid undertake strenuous exercise for the first 48 hours (running / gym).
  • Some swelling is normal and is usually worse in the mornings after lying flat all night. This will start to reduce after 48 hours. There may be some bruising on the skin which will also clear after a few days.
  • Swelling can be reduced with ice packs (or a bag of frozen peas) wrapped in a towel. Hold on the cheek area for a maximum of 10 minutes at a time with 20 minutes break before applying again. After 24 hours gentle heat is more beneficial. Sleeping on 2-3 pillows may also help.
  • Pain should not be a problem. Although you will be sore for a few days this can usually be easily managed with simple analgesics (pain killers) which you should take regularly for 2 days at the normal maximum stated dose. Take your first dose before the local anaesthetic has worn off. If pain seems to get worse after the first couple of days, rather than getting better, you should contact the center.
  • Some bleeding following surgery is completely normal. If this persists apply pressure with a dampened gauze or clean handkerchief for 30 minutes.
  • Take your prescribed medications (antibiotics, analgesics, anti-inflammatory medications and chlorhexidine rinse) as directed by doctors.
  • If you experience increasing pain or swelling after 2-3 days you should contact us for a review.
  • Do not lift or pull on the lip or cheek to look at the suture(s)
  • Cleaning – Successful implant surgery depends on keeping the mouth as clean as possible.
  • Please start to use the chlorhexidine mouthwash that you will be given, on the evening of surgery and continue for 1 week. You should hold half a cap-full over the surgical site for 1 minute, twice a day for 7 days. This will keep the healing site clean even if you are not able to clean it with a toothbrush.
  • Do not brush or floss near the surgical site for 2 days, then brush and floss very lightly for 4 days before returning to regular brushing and flossing routine. Use an extra-soft toothbrush twice daily to clean pre-existing teeth or other implants, being careful to avoid the surgical incision area. If you use an ultrasonic or electric toothbrush, wait one to two weeks, and they must not be used on the implant.
  • Try to keep food away from the surgical area for as long as possible. Rinse following eating to keep the area as clean as possible.
  • For placement of multiple implants:
  • Stay on a liquid diet for the first 2 days.
  • Soft foods should be consumed for the next 2 weeks (until the mucosal incision has closed completely).
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohols.
  • Do not drink using straws.
  • For immediate loading, avoid mastication on the implant crown for 6 to 8 weeks.
  • You are advised not to smoke until the wound has healed as this severely limits healing in the mouth.
  • If you have a denture that covers the surgical area please wear it as little as possible for the first day to protect the underlying implants or graft. If the denture doesn’t seem to fit properly after your surgery then you must come back to have it adjusted. A badly-fitting denture can damage a healing implant.
  • Stiches are usually removed after 2 to 3 weeks. If you are uncomfortable with stiches, you can contact us to have them removed after at least 1 week.

Stiches being removed indicates successful implant placement. You should follow ‘Implant Homecare Guidelines’ afterwards.

IMPLANT HOME-CARE GUIDELINES

After the wound is healed and stitches have been removed, your implant placement procedure has been completed. However, in order for the implant(s) to integrate well with the jawbone (and to be eligible for our Warranty Policy), you need to follow the instructions and guidelines below:

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Guidelines for implant home care

  • Brush twice daily with low-abrasive dentifrice.
  • Floss with dental tape (mesial/distal and facial/lingual) in shoe shine motion or use a water flosser one to two times daily.
  • If recommended, use interdental brush, rubber tip, soft picks, and/or water irrigation unit one to two times daily.
  • If inflammation present use non- alcohol anti-microbial rinse and/or add to water irrigation unit in 1:10 dilution.
  • Notify your dentist immediately about any signs of pain, swelling or bleeding.
  • Do not grind your teeth. Use night mouth guard if you have teeth grinding.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Do not drink alcohols within 8 weeks after implant placement.
  • Do not use vibrating electric toothbrush on your implant.
  • Re-examination with X-Rays and dental cleaning at our office at least one every 6 months – or routine check-ups and cleaning in your home country. Notify your regular dental hygienist about your dental implant(s).

Guidelines for eating and drinking

Dental implants are very strong. Therefore, you can eat almost everyday foods as long as you do not do anything extreme.

  • Don’t eat or chew food that is too hard or hot.
  • Don’t drink very hot liquids. (Dental implants are made of metal which retains heat more readily than soft human tissue. If you drink very hot liquids, the implant tooth may heat up from the liquid and stay hot long enough to burn a thin layer of cells around the implant)
  • Don’t drink or eat too hot and cold liquids/food together. (The crown on your dental implant is covered with porcelain, which expands with heat and contracts with cold. If you drink something very cold and then drink something very hot, the porcelain may crack and you will have a chip break from your crown)

Dr. Hung & Associates Dental Center

5 out of 5 stars based on 45 Dental Implant reviews.

Patient Review By Robert V

I received three dental implants, one extraction and fourteen crowns. This was conducted over a five day period with a few additional days to monitor progress. I have no hesitation in recommending this clinic. Dr Hung, Dr Uan and all the staff are amazing, my experience here has exceeded my expectations.

- Robert V

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Patient Review By Nicholas Green N

As good as any dental care I've experienced in Australia or New Zealand for a fraction of the price. Very professional establishment, really appreciated the airport pickup (Ho Chi Minh is a very big and daunting city!). I had 5 crowns and a complicted (2 teeth on a single implant) implant, all completed in a few visits over 2 weeks, and I'm very happy with the results. The new teeth look very natural.

- Nicholas Green N

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Patient Review By Neil May N

All of my teeth were badly worn, I had not had any molars for over 50 years and had used my incisor teeth as molars, they were worn down to the gums. I first came to Vietnam in Sept. 2014 and went home with a complete set of upper teeth and implants and bone grafts in the lower jaw. I returned in April 2015 and had the lower right molars done however there was some problems with the bone grafts on the lower left jaw They needed to be redone and the stitches and wound would not heal. Dr Hung, Dr Lam and Dr Uan did a great job in rectifying the situation. I returned in Oct 2015 and the new bone grafts had taken and the job has been completed. I now have a full mouth of teeth, can eat properly for the first time in 50 years and have a winning smile. Dr Hung and his staff have done a wonderful job, the clinic is world class, the care and attention received has been very professional and far beyond my original expectations and the end result is fantastic. The cost has been a fraction of what I had been quoted in Australia to have the same work done. I have received numerous compliments on my new teeth and I have already recommended Dr Hung and his staff to many people and will continue to do so. I had received quotes for dental work in Australia which were prohibitive. I came to Vietnam with a friend after doing some extensive research on the internet. I inspected and received quotes from several different clinics in HCMC and was impressed with the welcome, the clinic, the professionalism and the dental care program offered by Dr Hung and his staff. They were certainly the most impressive in all aspects of the offer I received. Dr Hung, Dr Lam and Dr Uan certainly lived up to their offer and my expectations and I now have a wonderful smile and efficient dentures. Thank you.

- Neil May N

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Patient Review By Robert Clark

Both myself and my husband received treatment at this clinic. My husband had 12 crowns,one wisdom tooth removed and an implant. I had 2 crowns and 1 implant. Right from our first consultation we were impressed with the clinic which was immaculate and the service all the staff gave to us was first rate. The treatment plan was explained to us and throughout treatment each stage was explained in English. The dentists and their staff were considerate and very professional. Minimal discomfort was experienced with the anaesthetic injections and then none. We had regular reviews over the following 14 days and we are absolutely delighted with the results. The service has been second to none. The original costings were accurate and the only addition was with some extra medication that was required. We are delighted with our new wonderful teeth.

- Robert Clark

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Patient Review By Malcolm James Hawthrone and Darryl Kevin Holder

We found the clinic Dr.Hung Dental on the internet so through inquiring. We dicided to contact the surgery to have one dental work done. I am very pleased with the professional services with my teeth and the staff who go well out of their way to please you...Thier work is way beyond any dental work I have ever experienced in my life (very very good). So I will be promoting this service in Australia. Thank you Dr.Hung ang your staff.

- Malcolm James Hawthrone and Darryl Kevin Holder

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Patient Review By An Nguyen

My husband and I were recently looking for a dentist who could do implant & cosmetic dentistry. We found Doctor Hung by his website. During our visit, we were really impressed by his passion and love for his profession. His assistances, Dr Anh Tuan, Dr Truong Linh, Dr Thuy and his hygienists there were gentle and caring. You can believe it! The staffs at the desk were also very nice too. We will return there on Dec to finish 20 crowns on implants. They're the best!

- An Nguyen

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Patient Review By Mary M

I cannot speak more highly of the treatment I received at this clinic. I am absolutely impressed with the totally painless and professional care I received. The staff are friendly and very empathic and the clinic is immaculate. Overall, even if you don't like dentists, you will not be disappointed with the care and treatment you receive here. If, like me, you are dental phobic, you won't be whrn you leave! I can recommend Dr. Hung without reservation-and that is somethingI never do

- Mary M

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Patient Review By Mihai Ciobanu

I was extremely happy and impressed with the treatment and service we received. My wife and I were very happy with the price. We had 13 implants and 27 crowns. The treatment went well and the staff are all professional. I highly recommend Dr. Hung and the clinic to everyone in Australia.

- Mihai Ciobanu

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Patient Review By Daryl Chandler

Were you pleased with the treatment?I am more than pleased with my treatment. I had 4 implants 17 crowns a bridge and bone graft and all this was done in 7 days but my treatment was not rushed. Price was exactly as quoted and even cheaper as we were given discount. Clinic is very modern & clean and staff speak very good English and can help you with everything from transport, food, accommodation. The staff treat each other like one big family and include you in there family when you arrive. My teeth were so bad that I was embarrassed to smile now I have a perfect set I have to learn how to smile and show them off.The hotel staff said wow when I first arrived back at the hotel with my new teeth. I am returning in 6 months to have permanent crowns installed on my teeth and to have 4 more implants for my back molars which have been missing for 30 years and then my treatment is completed. If anyone reading this has any questions or would like to see before and after photos which are amazing feel free to contact me. There are a lot of dental clinics in Ho Chi Minh City but you need to choose the right one and I cannot speak highly enough of this clinic.

- Daryl Chandler

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Patient Review By Illguth

We were recommended to Dr.Hung through friend, who previously had dental work done on a couple of occasions and where more than happy with the result. Having never been to Vietnam, and having so many disastrous stories about overseas dental + surgical mishaps, we were very hesitant at first. However on our arrival we were soon put as ease by the wonderful staff from the clinic, who met us at the airport. Dr.Hung took great care of us, never once risking any quick fix dental treatment. So we were very relieved and can not sing his praises high enough. His dental skill are 2nd to none, even if the drill scores the life out of you. My husband had 5 implants and one wisdom tooth pulled out in one afternoon and didn’t need any painkiller after treatment all though he was given plenty to take with him. I was in awe of the clinics technological skills. The consultation between patient, doctor, staff before treatment began, was a big eye opener, and relief to be so well informed about the up coming procedure. We were then given the choice to make any changes and have the final say. We probably expected too much dental work to be done in a short time, but realize it’s for our o0wn good to comeback a 2nd time when everything in healed properly, there by making sure the job is done perfectly. As an added bonus, we got to have a holiday in Vietnam and do lots of bargaining(shopping). We are happy to return for more treatment knowing we are in safe hands.

- Illguth

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Patient Review By Basile

I'm very happy with the dental work and I will recommend this clinic to my friends. I have done implants and dental crowns together with my wife. Also the staff are very friendly and beautiful.

- Basile

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Patient Review By Sun

I am happy this clinic result. I have done dental bridge and implants. I will recommend this clinic to my friend.

- Sun

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Patient Review By Barbara K

We are very pleased with our treatment. The staff try very hard to help us understand the procedures. Let us know our options and explained the pricing of options clearly. Nothing was too much trouble and they are dedicated professionals. We highly recommend them.

- Barbara K

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Patient Review By Tanya

Everything is excellent. The staffs are nice and efficient. I will recommend many people to come to this clinic.

- Tanya

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Patient Review By Richie

Very pleased with the results. Dr Hung and his team were very professional, very friendly and highly committed to delivering world class service and results. I thoroughly recommend Dr Hung and his team to anyone requiring dentistry and wish them well in future. Will be back in six months time.

- Richie

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Patient Review By Swrabirb

Our treatment at the clinic was outstanding, the staff service was fantastic, caring and reassuring. The cost of our dental work was a quarter of the price in Australia and can be reassured the quality and professionalism was exceptional. Perfection.

- Swrabirb

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Patient Review By Shane K

I came to have 2 implants put in for my 2 front top teeth. Dr. Hung and his crew were very professional. I was very impressed with his surgery and the way they worked. I had very little pain, much less then I would ever have expected and the work was completed quickly and efficiently. My first visit to have the implants set in was done over 2 visits in 2 days then a check up a week later before I flew home. I revisited to have the crowns put on 5 months later and again the work was done in 2 days. Thank you Dr. Hung, I am very happy with my teeth.

- Shane K

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Patient Review By Maria

I saw Dr Do Dinh Hung's clinic when he was located in District 3. I got 5 implants and I was extremely impressed with the professionalism, quality of service and friendliness experienced. I plan to go back this year, to get more implants done, and I will never use any other dentist. Thank you Dr Hung!

- Maria

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Patient Review By Cecilia Vu

I cannot describe how happy I am with the results of my dental work. I would like to say thank you to the wonderful team at Mr Hung & Associates Dental Centre for providing me with their high quality service. I am so impressed with each team member’s professionalism and caring manner. I have had so many compliments about my teeth since returning home to Australia and I will be recommending this facility to all my friends and family. In fact, I will be returning in a few months with a few friends to get some more dental work done! Talk about a million dollar smile 🙂

- Cecilia Vu

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Patient Review By Mr. & Mrs. Martin Hocking

All as quoted and very good result for my wife and I. We had crowns, implants and veneers. I would recommend to family and friends.

- Mr. & Mrs. Martin Hocking

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