Dental Implants Palm Desert | Rancho Mirage CA

What Are Dental Implants?

A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium ‐ the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.

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Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.

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“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”

For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.

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Surgical Advances

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Lagos is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction ‐ further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.

Dental implant placement is a team effort between an implant surgeon and a restorative dentist. Dr. Lagos performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.

For more information about dental implants or to schedule a consultation
with Dr. Lagos, call our office at Palm Desert Office Phone Number 760-568-3421.

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This was my second implant, I choose to be sedated the second time and found it easier for me. The doctors skill made a it easy choose him for my second implant. I also found the staff to be very helpful with the pre-op and follow up. I highly recommend Doctor Lagos for implant and advance dental care.

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Dr. Lagos has been great explaining everything and especially during the procedure.

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I was somewhat nervous about getting an implant - but found the Doctor and his staff made feel relaxed and supportive of my decision to have an implant so much so that I elected to have a second implant. They showed genuine concern about my teeth and I am extremely happy with the end results. Thank you all.

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Dr. Lagos is excellent. My experience was first class and first rate. From the care taken to understand my concerns at the initial consultation all the way through to the final follow up, I always felt I was in the best of hands. I am very happy with the results and would not hesitate to highly recommend him to anyone who wants the personal attention of a great professional.

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Wonderful approach. Conservative and highly professional.

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I came to Dr. Lagos in pain and with a broken tooth. Dr. Lagos after careful examination and discussion with me recommended an implant. He was kind and explained each step of the procedure before and during the treatment. He is the best Dr. and his staff are all kind and helpful. I would recommend Dr. Lagos to all patients. He is the very best and he is the most qualified and caring Dr. Next time I am in need, Dr. Lagos will be my first call. Thank You Dr. Lagos and all the staff.

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The Staff and the Doctor are fantastic. I would recommend the Staff and Doctor to any of my friends. I can honestly say that the procurer was with very little discomfort.

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Very professional and the quality of the work is excellent. Dr. Lagos is very honest and professional, that is why I am a returning patient. The staff is also very polite and helpful.

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