Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically inserted into a patient’s jawbone. Once in place, the implants become bonded with the jawbone, creating a strong foundation for replacement teeth. Once the implants have healed, your dentist will permanently mount replacement teeth onto the fixtures, completing your smile.
Dental implants are a popular option for replacing missing teeth. The benefits are numerous and include the following:
Usually, the first step to getting dental implants is a consultation with your dentist. They will go over your oral health, discuss any medical conditions, and talk to you about your options.
Your dentist may also take x-rays of your mouth. These x-rays will help your dentist see if you have any underlying conditions. For example, if your dentist sees that you have bone loss, they may recommend a different procedure.
Once you and your dentist have decided to move forward with the procedure, your dentist will create a treatment plan for you.
The procedure of placing dental implants includes the following steps:
1. Placing the implant post itself.
2. Attaching the restoration.
At LAGOS Periodontics & Dental Implants, Rodrigo A. Lagos, DDS, MS, practices a full scope of periodontics with expertise in preventive periodontics, cosmetic periodontal surgery, gum grafting, and dental implants. To schedule an appointment, call us at 760-568-3421 or visit our practice at 36945 Cook St.Suite 101, Palm Desert, CA 92260.
36945 Cook St Building I suite 101, Palm Desert, CA, 92211