Dr. Anne Nicholas and her team of specialists want you to feel confident in your appearance, even if you’ve lost some of your natural teeth. For many of our patients, implant dentistry can literally be life-changing because it enables patients to enjoy their favorite foods once again, and implant dentistry also provides the security that comes with having a healthy and attractive smile.
If you’re unfamiliar with this remarkable technology, a dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that is surgically placed into the jaw bone to substitute as the tooth root. The dental implant post is much like a screw that’s made from a light-weight but strong metallic element called titanium.
Next a connector piece called an abutment is placed on top of the implant. The role of the abutment is to connect the dental implant to the replacement tooth. A crown is custom-made for the replacement tooth, and it very closely resembles the appearance of your natural teeth.
Some people don’t understand that a missing tooth should be replaced due to the imminent threat of bone loss. The bone structure beneath the gums secures the teeth in place. So, once a tooth is lost, the bone that was supporting the lost tooth now begins to wear away. This cyclical problem can lead to more tooth loss.
Therefore, if you’ve been curious about the ways you can restore your smile, dental implants are a secure and reliable solution. They can help you to enjoy great oral health, and they function like natural teeth! Implants offer a long-term solution for restoring your valuable smile (while also helping to protect and maintain healthy bone, enabling you to retain the natural shape of your face).
So, if you’d like to learn more about the wonders of implant dentistry, please call Dr. Nicholas and her team of specialists today at 760-851-0314. We proudly serve Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage and the surrounding areas of the Coachella Valley at the Palm Desert Center for Advanced Periodontics, Cosmetic, Sedation and Implant Dentistry.