Dental Implant Candidates By Jose Valenzuela on July 09, 2011

When you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, you know just how much that can affect the overall appearance of your smile. You may find it difficult to chew and speak as well given the difficulties associated with missing teeth. And on top of all this, there are plenty of dental issues involving gum recession, bone density, and tooth alignment that you may not even be aware of.

It’s for these reasons that so many people seek out Palm Springs dental implants from Dr. Jose Valenzuela. Dental implants are a great option for making your smile look great and function properly. Rather than getting removable dentures and dental bridges, dental implants provide a number of advantages, including added stability and security of these dental restorations.

The best candidates for dental implants are people who are missing teeth and are in otherwise good dental health. Since the dental implants need to be surgically placed into the jawbone and gum tissue, a patient needs to have sufficient bone density and gum tissue in the area of the tooth gap. If that is not the case, a patient may be able to undergo bone grafting surgery or a gum augmentation to build up the necessary structures to support dental implants.

Since the dental implants process involves oral surgery, it’s also important to note that ideal candidates for dental implants should be in good general health and not have any medical conditions that may make them poor candidates for surgery. Your medical history and health issues can be discussed during the consultation process with Dr. Valenzuela.

In addition to all of this, good candidates for dental implants may also be good candidates for total smile makeovers. A smile makeover will combine multiple treatments in restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry to improve your smile’s overall appearance and your dental health. This means that in addition to getting dental implants, you may also get Palm Springs teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and other dental care treatments to make your smile look its best.

If you would like to learn more about dental implants as well as the many other options we have for effective dental care, be sure to contact our dental implants center serving Palm Springs today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting with you.

Dr. Valenzuela

Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center

The Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones offers patients in the Southern California and Western Arizona area state-of-the-art dental work at our modern, inviting, and comfortable dental office. Dr. Valenzuela is a member of multiple prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Contact us online or call (928) 792-2156 to schedule an appointment today.

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