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.
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.
As one of the premiere oral and maxillofacial surgery practices in South Florida, we are proud to be affiliated with numerous reputable hospitals.
Here at Oral Facial Reconstruction and Implant Center, we make every effort to provide you with both the finest care and convenient financial options.
We are located close to local hospitals to grant you further peace of mind.