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Our skilled periodontist, Dr. Anne Nicholas, is proud to offer dental implants to help you enjoy top-notch oral health and a confident smile. Dental implants are reliable dental restorations that can replace your missing teeth, as well as their roots, fill the gap in your smile, and improve your overall oral health. The best way to find out if dental implants are right for you is to call our office and schedule an appointment.

Dental implants are strong, dependable dental restorations. We offer dental implants that are made from titanium, and we also offer implants that are made of zirconia. Dr. Nicholas and her team of specialists will decide which type of implant (titanium or zirconia) is more appropriate for the patient on a case by case basis. Both the titanium and the zirconia implants have many benefits that ultimately accomplish the same end result — beautiful, reliable tooth restoration — but Dr. Nicholas likes to make sure she chooses the type that will be better for the individual patient.

There are three basic parts to a dental implant: the post, an abutment and a dental crown. Dr. Anne Nicholas will replace your missing teeth and improve your smile and oral health by placing the post into the bone socket of the missing tooth. In the case of replacing an extracted tooth, the implant replacement generally does not occur at the time of the extraction.

Once the post is placed and after the bone heals around the post, then Dr. Nicholas will attach an abutment piece. This abutment piece will hold the dental crown (also known as your replacement tooth) in place. After Dr. Nicholas creates a personalized dental crown for you and your smile, she will place it over the abutment to fill the gap and give you a natural-looking smile.

Note that many periodontist offices will merely place implants. Our office not only places the implants, we also complete the restoration within the same office! Most other offices do not do both, but that’s just another benefit you get from working with Dr. Nicholas, a specialist periodontist and her team of specialists prosthodontists. These specialists have the training and experience to get you the best, most consistent results, and “we take care of your implant restoration all in one place!”

Also note that many general dentists place implants and restore them; however, they do not have the years of specialty training after dental school to get the best, most consistent results. The same way a midwife can deliver a baby, if there are any complications, a specialist will be called to address the situation. It is best to just visit the experts from the beginning!

Dental implants can provide a replacement tooth that looks and feels just like a natural tooth. They can improve your appearance by filling the gap in your smile. They can improve your speech and comfort. They can make eating easier. They can improve your self-esteem, as well as your oral health. They can also provide durability and convenience.

Dr. Anne Nicholas is a trained periodontist who can successfully place your dental implant and give you the results you desire. If you’re interested in revamping your smile and oral health with a dental implant, you can call Dr. Nicholas and her team of specialists who are serving Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage and the surrounding areas of the Coachella Valley at the Palm Desert. You can reach them at 760-851-0314 or by visiting their dental office in Palm Desert, California.