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 South 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 South 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 South 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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Patient Reviews
Very professional staff and the doctors explained all my options and cost before my procedures.
Robert O.
The staff is wonderful!
Chris E.
The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.
Janet W.
The staff and Dr Chen stayed open just so they could take care of my daughter. Chloe really made this appointment possible! They were very patient and kind to her. They went out of their way to help […]
Shannon F.
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.
Really love Sara my hygienist and Dr.Torres explains every detail of procedures very clearly.
Susan L.
Jennifer and Melissa are the Best, very Helpful… i Highly recommend this office!
Paula R.
The staff here is great! Going to the dentist has always been a fear of mine but i actually left this place with a smile on my face. A huge thank you to Leci!
Destanie P.
Absolutely love Sara she does an amazing job on my teeth- I’m very happy with the service they provide!
Annie B.
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.
Judy the hygienist was great. All the people there are friendly and professional
Stacey R.
Nice caring people
Gerald W.
Everyone in the office is very pleasant, and professional.
Elliott Z.
Dr. Ospina and his staff did a terrific job with the extraction of my tooth in preparation for and implant.
Dale V.
Personal experience.
Phyllis J.
Dr. Torres is a dynamo and my hygenist is professional and friendly.
Patricia P.
Dr .Chan and his assistant Melissa are an awesome team , they did and still are (in progress) doing a fantastic job on my husband Adam’s teeth. Will recommend Advanced Dental to my friends and […]
Elizabeth W.
I traveled 3 hours for dental procedures at this facility. My appointments were always on time and the staff and dentist were great!
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Sweet and kind dentist
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Courteous service and gentle procedures.
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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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