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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!

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Julia Y.

Very nice, cozy office. Dr. Oh was very professional, smart, and trustworthy. My hygienist Dahee was also professional, polite, and informative. I felt comfortable and confident that I was in good hands. My teeth also felt so clean after! After not having been to the dentist in >3 yrs, I was worried about the state of my teeth, but they did not make me feel embarrassed at all. Receptionists are super polite as well. Highly recommend this high-quality care!

Christian B.

By far the best Dental practice I have ever visited. Dr. Ma and her team are very professional and friendly. They always clearly explain what they are doing so I feel comfortable when I am there. You can also watch Netflix while you are having your procedure performed. A root canal is never fun, but not so bad when watching Stranger Things or Sherlock. I would highly recommend the entire team at Prime Dental Care.

M L.

There are good dentist and there are great dentist...Dr.Ma is one of those great doctors that you hope you find and once you do, you know you'll never leave them. I've never been to a dentist that does it all....and does it so well. Everyone in the office is caring and professional...the hygienist are amazing and so careful not to cause any pain or discomfort.... for those of us who hate going to the dentist there are shows you can watch while they work on your teeth...a welcome distraction to the not so brave ( like me)! I really can't say enough good things about this amazing dentist and office...I am so lucky to have found them. Best.Dentist.Ever.

Hannah L.

Very professional and friendly environment with staff that are knowledgeable, personable and easy to discuss dental care with. There is a lot of comfort in the office with massage chairs and Netflix to watch while you're having your teeth cleaned. Always a great and easy experience!

Penny H.

I am from Europe, used to be terrified of the dentist. I still dont like going, but I am not terrified anymore. This staff is fantastic and goes out of their way to make me comfortable and always do everything to set my mind at ease

Kylie F.

Dr. Ma is my favorite dentist, and our whole family like her and her state of the art facility very much. She provides exceptional service and high quality care in a pleasing, relaxing environment. She is very thorough, takes the time needed to provide the best dental care, and it shows that she cares about her patients. She is a very experienced dentist and she educates us on all available treatment options and teach us the benefits of good oral hygiene to prevent future problems. She is also very easy to make appointment and flexible on the schedule. I highly recommend her to all my friends in need.

Davida B.

I highly recommend Prime Dental. The dentist, hygienist,and receptionists are very knowledgeable and professional. I always look forward to going to Prime Dental. Katie, is very compassionate, funny, and nice. Top notch service.

K L.

Great experience! Dr. Ma and her staff are wonderful and very professional. I would definitely recommend them if you are looking for dental care.

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