Got one or more missing teeth? Don't worry. We have a lot of teeth replacement options available that are stable, durable, and replace natural teeth.
Popular teeth replacement options
At LAGOS Periodontics & Dental Implants, we offer the following treatments to replace your missing teeth;
A dental bridge is comprised of artificial teeth that fill the space where one or more teeth are missing. The bridge is anchored in the mouth by dental implants or small titanium roots. Because these dental implants are anchored directly to healthy bone tissue, they offer the highest level of stability for artificial teeth. This requires the alteration of your natural teeth on either side of the gap, so the bridge can be cemented in place. Two dental crowns will be placed on the teeth on either side of the gap, and fake teeth will fill the gap in between.
Partial dentures, also known as partials, are used to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental partials consist of a gum-colored base, which is usually made of acrylic, and several replacement teeth. They are held in place with clasps that fit around your existing teeth.
Dentures are a full-mouth, removable set of teeth. They can be made from acrylic or metal, and they are matched to the color of your gums for a natural look. Full dentures are a good option for patients who need all of their teeth replaced.
Dental implants are a secure, permanent solution to replacing missing teeth. They are also the only treatment that prevents jawbone shrinkage, which occurs when teeth are missing. Dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone. A dental crown is then placed on top of the dental implant, completing the tooth replacement process.
A dental crown is a type of restoration that covers a tooth that has a large cavity or is broken. It restores the tooth's shape, size, and appearance.
The crown covers the entire tooth above the gum line. This is unlike a dental filling, which only fills and restores the parts of the tooth that are above the gum line.
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.