Practicing good oral hygiene is essential for preventing cavities and gum disease. Brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day and visiting your dentist regularly are also crucial for preventing oral health issues.
Dental implants are replacements for missing or damaged teeth. They are metal posts that a dentist inserts into the jawbone where teeth are missing. Dental implants act as sturdy tooth root replacements. They replace teeth from the root up, providing the same function as your natural teeth.
What Kinds of Problems Can a Periodontist Treat?
Our periodontist is capable of treating any periodontal problem, including gum disease and tooth loss. They can also provide preventative care and education on proper oral hygiene to help you maintain the health of your gums. If your teeth are missing teeth or tooth, your periodontist can work with you to correct the problem through different treatment methods, mostly dental implants.
When you choose to work with your dentist in Palm Desert, CA, you know that you are receiving the best possible care possible. Not only are you working with an experienced dentist with knowledge of a wide range of dental issues, but they are also able to refer you to other qualified professionals if necessary.
How Are Dental Implants Placed?
The dental implant itself is a tiny titanium screw that is surgically implanted into your jawbone during a minor surgical procedure that takes place under local anesthesia. After the implant is placed, your gums need to heal around the abutment that connects the prosthetic tooth to the implant itself. Once this happens and your gum tissue is healed, an abutment is placed to support the crown or denture that will complete the restoration process. Dental implants are the closest option we have to natural teeth in terms of function, aesthetics, and longevity, making dental implants the best restorative dental treatment available!
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
You can get all or most of your teeth replaced using just one or two dental implants. Whether you are missing all of your teeth or just some, implants are a good tooth replacement option. Here are a few benefits of getting dental implants in Palm Desert, CA,
Easier eating: Dental implants feel and look like your regular teeth, so you won’t have to worry about what you can and cannot eat with your new smile. You should be able to eat all your favorite foods without pain or discomfort.
Improved appearance: Your new teeth will be natural looking, so people won’t be able to tell that you had any dental work done. No one will be able to tell that you have a full set of teeth.
Better self-esteem: Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants can boost your confidence and help you feel better about yourself.
Increased comfort: Since dentures can slip out easily, they can cause you to feel pain when you talk or eat. With dental implants, you will not have to worry about this problem.
Protect healthy bone structure: When a tooth is missing, the jawbone can start to weaken because the bone is no longer being stimulated. This can lead to other oral health problems, including facial collapse. By replacing your tooth with a dental implant, you protect the jawbone from damage.
Easy to maintain: Dentures need to be soaked every night in a cleaning solution in order to stay clean. Dental implants do not need to be cared for in this way. We will provide you with special tools to clean around your new implant.
Permanent solution: Unlike dentures, which need to be replaced frequently since they eventually wear down, dental implants are designed to last for the rest of your life if you take good care of them.
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.