Having missing teeth in your smile often leads to diminished self-confidence. Whether you have lost one or more teeth, or just have loose-fitting dentures that never seem to fit, it can affect your ability to be yourself around others if you feel too self-conscious to smile freely. For nearly two decades, our highly skilled and experienced dentist, Dr. Kalashini Miller, has been helping patients smile again with confidence thanks to successful dental implantation in Palm Desert, California, and the surrounding areas of the Coachella Valley.
Dr. Anne Nicholas is a prominent specialist in implant dentistry, with the in-depth knowledge and training needed for success. She has attained fellowship status at the Misch International Implant Institute, the most acclaimed implant training institute in the world, and has been awarded Diplomate status from the International Congress of Oral Implantology.
Dental implants are life-changing
Choosing dental implants to replace missing teeth can truly transform your life. These permanently anchored tooth replacements are implanted into the jaw for a perfect fit to help you look, talk and chew normally again with the confidence you deserve. With a dental implant, Dr. Miller and her team of specialists at the Palm Desert Center for Advanced Periodontics, Cosmetic, Sedation and Implant Dentistry, can successfully anchor a crown, bridge, or denture, that will look and feel as good as your natural teeth. If you are healthy overall and have a healthy smile (no gum disease) with sufficient bone in the jaw to hold an implant in place, you may be an ideal candidate for dental implantation!
Why choose a dental implant?
Dr. Miller knows that dental implants are the most stable tooth replacement options available today. They essentially function as a tooth root, which means they effectively anchor a crown, bridge or denture, with the stabilization needed. As the jaw bone fuses to an implant acting as a new root, the tooth-replacement functions just like your original tooth once did. Constructed from a biocompatible metal called titanium, the implant placed in the bone surrounding the implant fuses, or bonds, to the bone, known as osseointegration. This bonding process can take anywhere from three to six months to complete. The stability that is ultimately created makes dental implants the most natural, sturdy tooth replacement option available today.
Are you a good candidate for dental implants?
To determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants, Dr. Kalashini Miller and her team will assess your dental and medical history. A complete oral examination using leading-edge technology may include X-rays and a CT scan to ensure that your jaw has sufficient bone material to support a dental implant. From there Dr. Miller can create a comprehensive treatment plan for your smile.
The most effective dental implant placement follows the general process of installing one implant for each tooth you are replacing. In the case of molars, because they have more than one root, this must be factored in to properly support the molar replacement so you can chew normally. The quality and density of your bone material must also accommodate the extra root placement. Getting the right amount of dental implants to support the tooth is crucial to the success of the implant restoration.
Dental Implant Surgery
Once you have been assessed as a good candidate for dental implant(s), the surgical process with Dr. Kalashini Miller can begin. You will be made comfortable during the treatment with the help of local anesthesia. After the healing process is completed, which can take anywhere from three to six months, the restorative part of your treatment can be done as our prosthodontist places a crown, bridge, or denture onto your implant.
With offices in Palm Desert and Palm Springs, Dr. Miller and her team have successfully helped patients transform their smiles at her state-of-the-art facilities. If you would like to learn more about getting dental implants, please call our office at 760-851-0314 today! We are proud to serve the Palm Desert, California, and La Quinta, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs and neighboring communities of the Coachella Valley.