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Placement of dental implants and replacement teeth involves surgical procedures performed in several stages. To some, this might sound intimidating. However, the end result more than makes up for the time and expense involved. However, it is important that you know what to expect before undergoing this procedure.

During the first stage of the dental implants procedure, prosthetic screws are placed in the jawbone to take the place of missing tooth roots. This surgical procedure is often performed in a dental office using local anesthesia. After the implants have been surgically placed into the jawbone, a period of healing begins. The healing stage typically lasts several months. During this time, the screws are fused with the jawbone in a process referred to as osseointegration. Please discuss a temporary prosthesis to be worn during the healing time with your dental implants dentist before you undergo dental implant surgery.

Once osseointegration has occurred and the screws are anchored securely to the jawbone, the restoration stage can begin. This involves attaching a crown, bridge or partial denture to the dental implants to take the place of missing teeth.

After surgery, you may experience some typical discomforts associated with oral surgery including the following:

  • Minor bleeding
  • Pain at the implant site
  • Swelling of your gums and face, and
  • Bruising of your skin and gums.

If these problems worsen in the days after surgery, it is important to notify your dental implants dentist immediately so he or she can prescribe antibiotics or pain medications, if necessary. After each stage of surgery, you may need to eat soft foods for five to seven days.

To get more information about what to expect from dental implant surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ma of Prime Dental Care. Dr. Ma has extensive experience in placing dental implants and uses this advanced dental procedure to restore the form and function of patients’ smiles. Contact Prime Dental Care today. We look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful, confident, long-lasting smile!

Our Patient Reviews

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 60 reviews

Elliot V.

Prime Dental care has a great friendly staff. I had a wonderful experience with my hygienist Kate, she was very thorough, professional, and kind! Dr. Ma was informative and did a wonderful job of explaining everything. Would highly recommend Prime Dental Care!

Cody M.

Dr. Ma and her staff are very friendly and super thorough. They take the time to explain every part of the care and are invested in my overall dental health. I would recommend them to everyone!

Aidan L.

I came in for my first appointment with severe pain in my wisdom tooth and they were very helpful from the start. I don’t have insurance, but they have an in-house plan that’s very affordable and can save over $1000 a year and I’m definitely signing up for it. The hygienist was super kind and informative and the dentist was the same. I got here 30 mins early and they started me as soon as I finished my paperwork anyway. Thanks to everyone here for a great experience.

Vikram J.

Maggie was so detailed and perfect at her job. Was happy with the cleaning and the guidance provided to keep by teeth and gums healthy. Would recommend this place to everyone

Yogeswara R.

Dr. Ma and team are wonderful. We have been visiting here for our entire family dental care for many years. Clean facility and very knowledgeable staff.

Manshi J.

I came in today for regular ciening and Kate really did a great job. She also explained and demonstrated the correct way of flossing and brushing. Thank you!

Hao L.

Great service! I come here for my fillings and teeth cleanings. Have been feeling much better!

Missy P.

I have been coming to Prime Dental for over a year and everyone has been incredibly nice and helpful. Maggie is a wonderful dental hygienist, I recommend everyone go see her for a dental cleaning!

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Tuesday

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Prime Dental Care 417 Wall St Princeton NJ, 08540