Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road
3040 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 101, Ocala, FL 34471

How Dental Implants Can Save Your Smile

Dental Implants

Dental implants are an attractive, natural-looking alternative to bridgework and dentures. If you have missing or severely damaged teeth but healthy bones and oral tissues, you may be a candidate. The process of dental implants is performed in several stages and involves healing time, so it usually takes several months. An implant involves placing metal posts into your jawbone to serve as a foundation. An extension and crown, added after the jaw heals, complete the artificial tooth. Once your implant is healed, it functions just like a normal tooth and only requires routine dental care.

What Happens During the Dental Implants Procedure

First, if you have a damaged tooth in place, your oral surgeon will remove it. Next, your jawbone is prepared for the implant. After the bone heals sufficiently, a metal post is placed. It may take several months for the bone to heal before the extension, also called an abutment, is inserted into the post. Finally, the crown of the artificial tooth is positioned.

Who Can Have Dental Implants?

Dental implants can restore missing teeth as long as you have a healthy, stable jawbone and healthy oral tissues, and you have no medical conditions that would complicate healing. In some cases, a bone graft is required.

How to Prepare for Dental Implants

Be sure to tell your dentist in Ocala about any medical conditions and all prescription and over-the-counter drugs and supplements you take. Your anesthesia options include local anesthetic injections, conscious sedation, or general anesthesia. Your dentist can help you decide which option is best for you and advise you on the dental implants cost.

Dental Implant Risks

Every surgery has some risks. With dental implants, problems such as infection, nerve damage, blood vessel damage, or damage to surrounding teeth may occur. In some cases, dental implants placed in the upper jaw may interfere with sinus function.

Dental Implant Results

There may be a period of swelling, bleeding, and sensitivity while your implant site heals. Follow your dentist’s recommendations for care. Once fully healed, your new implanted tooth will look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road today at (352) 433-4934 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocala. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road. 

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Dr. Chan and Melissa are awesome. They are kind,considerate and always have the patient’s well being in mind. They are professional and made my appointment a positive dental experience.
Larry D.
My teeth cleaning was awesome. The tech that cleaned my teeth was professional, polite and very knowledgeable about her profession
Douglas R.
Caring, skilled professional staff that takes great care of their patients!
Barbara K.
They are great. My only complaint is my own fault. I never floss!!!! Lol. They are so nice and very good at the cleanings. Sarah is the best
Brandon J.
Professional yet personal. All questions were answered to my satisfaction. My comfort was considered in the treatment plan. Felt proper technique was maintained. Clean and comfortable environment.
Donna R.
Most professional office staff, the BEST hygienist and my very favorite dentist, Dr Torres!
Patricia P.
Excellent staff. Good doctors.
Susan L.
Very friendly and efficient. Prompt service. Didn’t push unnecessary products or procedures
Peter G.
Everyone at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road is professional, friendly and courteous. Thanks especially to Dr. Torres for his attention to detail, and to Jenny for her precision and knowledge.
Dave D.
Very professional staff and the doctors explained all my options and cost before my procedures.
Robert O.
Friendly and caring staff
Delaina B.
I have found the entire staff to be kind and caring! Jennifer is always helpful and kind and Judy rocks!!!
Stacie S.
Absolutely love Sara she does an amazing job on my teeth- I’m very happy with the service they provide!
Annie B.
Everyone is very friendly and informative!
Lindsay E.
Melissa was very down to earth and did a great job with my teeth.
Yamil R.
Dr. Torres is a dynamo and my hygenist is professional and friendly.
Patricia P.
Personal experience.
Phyllis J.
All the staff, from the front desk, to financial, to hygenists, to Dr. Larkin, have all been exceptional. They have consistently made my children feel comfortable and safe (my daughter actually said […]
Brynne L.
Absolutely love my dental hygienist (Sarah) . She is one of the best that has ever treated me.
Susan L.
I am very pleased and happy that I came to this office. Dr. Chan and his assistants; Melissa, Lese, and Sarah are very nice and are very caring individuals. They are highly skilled and very thorough.
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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