Bich Ngoc Le, D.D.S.
Emmy Mary Le, D.D.S.
Catherine Chi Pham, D.D.S.
CALL: 714-531-1088
14364 Brookhurst St., G.G., CA 92843
Dr. Le specializes in family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and children dentistry. Dr. Le serves patients from neighboring Lakewood,
Cerritos, Westminster, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, and Fountain Valley. If you need a cosmetic dentist, family dentist, children dentist, or dental
implant specialist, please give Dr. Le a try. We will do our best to meet all  your expectations.
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CALL: 562-491-5529
906 E. Anaheim St., L.B., CA 90813
Bich Ngoc Le, D.D.S.
Emmy Mary Le, D.D.S.
Catherine Chi Pham, D.D.S.
Dental implantation is a gift of modern dental technology. Dental implants look and
function muck like real teeth, but are easier to use and more enduring than ll be

Before You Start

You need to get your dental condition carefully examined before you receive
implants. Aside from your dental condition, your dentist may also need to know
about your medical history and current medications, if any. This initial assessment
will help determine whether implants are suitable for you. Your consultation with
your dentist will also help to determine the right implant procedure and the exact
form of implants to be used. As patients' jaw conditions and medical conditions
vary, the selection of implant type is just as important as the actual implant
procedure. In some cases, bone grafting or antibiotics is required before

Placement of Implants

The first step in the implantation procedure is the placement of the implant itself.
This is usually made of titanium. This is the material of choice because the human
jawbone often merges well with it. Take note though that some implants are
eventually rejected. Patients with insufficient jawbone will have to undertake bone
grafting before they can take implants. For others with enough sturdy jawbones, the
procedure can start off right away. When the anesthesia begins to take effect, your
gum is opened and jawbone is prepped. After the implant is inserted, the gum
opening will be surgically closed.


After the implantation is done, you will be asked to wait a couple of months for your
jawbone and gum to heal. Also, this time is needed for the bone to grow around
and merge with your new implant.

Placement of the Post

After your jawbone and gum fully heal, a post will be attached to the implant in order
to hold the crown or artificial tooth. The dentist will make another opening in your
gum to attach the post to the implant. After that, you will be asked to rest for another
couple of weeks so that your gum will heal around the post.

Placing the Crown

After the gums have healed, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth so he
can make the right crown for the missing tooth or teeth. These specially made
pieces are made to have the same color and appearance as your natural teeth. The
crown is attached to the post.

Dental implants can be straightforward or complex. The important thing to keep in
mind is that your dentist’s experience and your own dental health will determine the
outcome of your success. So choose wisely.
Dental Implants