Dental Implants Services in 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.
“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.
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 or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lagos, call our Palm Desert office at Periodontist Office in Palm Desert Phone Number 760-568-3421
LAGOS Periodontics & Dental Implants
I am very happy that I chose Dr Lagos and his team for my dental treatment. The moment that I entered his beautiful state of the art office, I was truly impressed. I also ...really appreciate the way Dr Lagos interacts with and treats his team...he always tells them thank you. Dr Lagos is caring, thorough and very professional. He wants to make sure the patient understands everything. I highly recommend this outstanding Periodontal Office.
- Linda H
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- Betty N
I was welcome as I entered the Periodontist Office & greeted by all the staff by my name. Wait time is always very short. My exam included digital x-rays to 3-D cone scan & a visual mouth exam. Every procedure was explained to me and I was given several alternatives from great to the best. Be prepared, Dr. Lagos is enthusiastic, conscientious and takes pride in his work! He is all business and ready to serve you as an individual, listens & will fulfill your needs. I had no complications even though I'm a patient full of challenges. Several procedures were completed: Bone graphing, sinus lift, removal of teeth and dental implants. My experience was awesome! Be patient it can be a long process for a beautiful smile. I am so very pleased I trusted Dr. Lagos. Professional service from Dr. Lagos & staff is very much appreciated. I would recommend Dr. Lagos to anyone who wants the best special care & dental Implants! Debra~
- Debra T
I have been treated well by office staff and by DDS Lagos. Very professional service. Every thing was done on a timely manner. Thank you , for your professional service. I will recommend your services to other people.
- Robert Hodges V
Dr. Lagos is an excellent doctor. He takes time to explain everything and answers all questions. His technique and skill are excellent. He is fair and honest about cost and alternatives.
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