Dental Implants | Dentist Palm Desert
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What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are an excellent way to replace a missing tooth (or more specifically a missing tooth root). An implant is a small titanium post that anchors a crown or a denture (called an overdenture if implants are involved). The process involves placing the implant into the jaw bone (either upper or lower), waiting several months for the bone to grow to the implant, then taking a mold of the implant to make a crown (that connects to the implant) or a bar (that connects to a denture to support the denture).
It is important to replace missing teeth for many reasons:
- Teeth adjacent to the missing tooth will tip (rotate) into the missing space. Given enough time (many years) the teeth adjacent to the missing space could rotate completely sideways (falling into the space where the missing tooth is).
- The teeth opposing the missing tooth will grow toward the missing tooth space (a process called super eruption).
- The combination of rotation and super eruption could lead to a collapse of the bite.
- The collapse of the bite could lead to sagging of mouth and an older appearance as well as jaw joint problems (TMD, TMJ).
- Missing teeth decreases your ability to chew and can affect speaking.
- Missing teeth can negatively affect your smile.
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What People Are Saying
We all know that going to the dentist is not fun but this place make the experience so much easier they are very friendly and professional I had Dr. Nadi as my dentist and he did a great job. I highly recommend this place.
Professional, friendly, good service.
I have been going here for years. Office staff are amazing. Dr. D is great. Karen is a great hygienist.
This is the best dental group we've been to in the desert! The Doctor is great, very friendly and pleasant and the staff is so nice! The best part is, they don't try and sell you on things you don't need! Nothing bothers us more than a dentist who claims you need all these extras and then tries to sell you on them. They don't do that at Parc Center Dental Group! YAY!
I usually do not write reviews but I have to do one for this company they are simply the best, we all know is not that fun to visit the Dentist but this staff makes the experience so much easier, everyone here is very respectful, friendly and professional, I had Dr. Nadi and he was nothing but excellent, I highly recommend this Dental group if you are looking for excellence.
BEST DENTAL EXPERIENCE EVER!! I'll admit, I was hesitant after reading Michelle's review, but because of my HMO insurance I only have a few to choose from. Not only was the Dentist (Dr. Nadi), but also the office staff and hygienist (Karen), professional, friendly, caring and helpful. The office and exam rooms were cheerful, very clean and inviting. First Dentist I have been to that didn't try to 'soft sell' you; only recommended what was absolutely necessary. I would recommend all who seek a Dentist, whether HMO or PPO to call and make an appointment. I would give more than 5 stars if I could. Thank you Parc Center Dental Group.
The dentist could easily convinced me to get a crown, but he explained that it was only a watch and see situation.
The dental hygienist and dentist are both very friendly as well as very efficient. I get my teeth cleaned quickly but they do a thorough job and are not rushing to get me out the door and onto the next patient. They take the time to answer any questions as well as work to get me my desired appointment times.