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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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Ms P.

My husband has been going to Dr Ma and this practice for many years and swears by them so I thought I would try it out. Very pleasant and professional with a great location and good availability, they respond to queries in a timely way and provide reminders for appointments via text which is great since some practices appear to be in the dark ages on some of the practical stuff. Everyone seems to try to ensure you have a pleasant visit (in spite of being to the dentist!) so kudos to the whole operation. Also, a lot of care has been taken to go above and beyond the requirements of hygiene during this pandemic including state-of-the-art air filtration systems.

Jay J.

Starting from reception to the assistant to the doctors they are so amazing. I have major dental anxiety and they were above and beyond sweet and nice to me. I have come back after a root canal and I can go for a run I feel that good and comfortable with them. They rock! They are awesome- I highly recommend this place

Xiao L.

I’m experiencing a very painful toothache during the COVID-19 period. Thanks for Dr. Ma’s quick response using the “teledentistry”, I got a timely and precise diagnosis without having to step out of my house. I really appreciated their help at this moment!

Zoe F.

I have been here multiple times with Maggie and Dr.Patel. Both of them are amazing and make you feel very comfortable the whole time!

Riya P.

Everyone here is very friendly and is willing to help you. It is a very good experience here! Highly recommend coming here!

Sandy W.

Everyone there is friendly and professional. They have taken great care of me every time I’ve visited.

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!

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