How Bone Grafting and Implant Dentistry Can Make You Smile Again

Some people are resigned to the misconception that they’ll never be able to enjoy the confidence that accompanies a beautiful smile, but in most cases, this simply isn’t true. Dental implants are an effective solution for replacing missing teeth and maintaining healthy jaw structure. In some cases, a bone graft procedure is needed in preparation… Read more »

Smile Like Yourself Again: The Many Wonders of Cosmetic Dentistry

Far too many people suffer needlessly with an imperfect smile and a corresponding, self- conscious lack of confidence. We want you to know that our office aims to restore the smile you once had or even give you the smile you have always wanted. These types of life-changing procedures are typically accomplished through the wonders… Read more »

The Relationship Between Gum Disease and Serious Health Conditions

If you have gum disease (also known as periodontal disease), you are vulnerable to many other health conditions, which make the disease even more serious and dangerous. If your gums have fallen victim to the disease, we recommend meeting with Dr. Anne Nicholas and her team of specialists to discuss the possibilities of the following… Read more »

Periodontal Disease Threatens Your Oral Health and Your Smile

Periodontal disease is gum disease. It is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. Periodontal disease is the most common cause of tooth loss among adults, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Periodontal disease is remarkably pervasive worldwide, even in the United States. In fact, the American… Read more »

Why Regular Dental Exams Are More Vital Than You Might Realize

Attending your regularly scheduled dental checkups is vitally important to your well-being. Did you know that when you visit Dr. Nicholas and her team of specialists, they are not only watching for cavities and gum disease, they are examining the soft tissues of your mouth? A person’s oral health can reveal important and even early… Read more »

Reclaim Your Smile With Dental Implants in Palm Desert

Dr. Anne Nicholas and her team of specialists want you to enjoy all the benefits of great oral health, even if you’ve had to part with some of your natural teeth. This kind of lifestyle is possible through the wonders of implant dentistry. With their expert knowledge and experience, Dr. Nicholas and her team of… Read more »

Bite Correction in Palm Desert, CA

Malocclusion (or “an improper bite”) occurs when the teeth are too crowded or simply misaligned. This condition prevents the jaws from meeting squarely. Malocclusion is typically most apparent in younger patients between the ages of 6 and 12, when the permanent teeth are coming in. If malocclusion isn’t treated properly, this condition leads to a… Read more »

Enjoy Your Favorite Foods and Peace of Mind With Dental Implants

Healthy, natural teeth allow us to chew and ingest nutrient-rich foods. Removable dentures may resemble the appearance of real teeth, but unfortunately, they aren’t nearly as effective at their primary role: chewing food. Some people who wear dentures encounter the problem of malnutrition because they find eating with replacement teeth to be uncomfortable or even… Read more »

Understanding Crown-Lengthening

Crown-lengthening is a surgical dental procedure where gum tissue and bone are removed in order to expose more surface area of the tooth. Crown-lengthening is helpful in the special circumstances described below. Sometimes a person’s teeth appear to be “too short.” Maybe you’ve heard this condition referred to as having a “gummy smile.” Usually the… Read more »

Enjoy the Benefits of Cutting-Edge Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is an effective treatment for gum disease that is used to remove bacteria and to rid the mouth of diseased gum tissue. Lasers have been used in dentistry since the 1990s, and they have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Our very own Dr. Nicholas is highly skilled at… Read more »