Oral Facial Reconstruction and Implant Center | Jaw Implants in Pembroke Pines

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Jaw Implants
 

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Jaw Implants

During a jaw implant, an incision will be made on either side of the lower lip. The surgeon will form a pocket for the implant to fit into, and then insert the implant into the lower jaw through the incision.

Tape across the chin will be applied to reduce swelling and discomfort.

Jaw Implant Recovery

Moving your mouth may be difficult for about seven days. Movement will improve during the next few months. Your jaw may be black and blue.

The doctor will instruct you to limit activity, set a dietary regimen, and give you dental hygiene guidelines. Stitches will dissolve in about seven days. After surgery, the jaw will continue to swell for up to 48 hours.

There may be a low level of swelling for several months after the procedure.