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Are You an Ideal Candidate for a Dental Implant? | Rancho MirageDental implants are one of the most reliable and widely accepted restorative procedures in dentistry. While most people with one or more missing teeth will make good candidates for dental implants, a few patients may not be well-suited for this procedure.

During the initial consultation, the dentist will carefully assess the patient’s age and oral health condition as well as their personal goals before recommending dental implants. Accomplished cosmetic dentist Dr. Rob Strain provides implants to suitable candidates in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding locations.

 

Candidacy

An ideal candidate for dental implants is usually someone who is in good general health, has healthy gums, and has adequate availability of bone to support an implant. In many cases, even if the candidate has insufficient jawbone, or the bone height is not enough to support implants, a bone grafting technique may be applied to build up the jawbone prior to the dental implant procedure.

According to the American Dental Association, smokers are at a higher risk of unexpected implant failure. Patients with certain chronic diseases such as diabetes and leukemia may also not make marvelous candidates because their condition may interfere with the implant’s healing process.

Good candidates should ideally have the following attributes:

  • Be free from periodontal disease
  • Have fairly dense bone tissue in the jaw
  • Be a non-smoker or have the commitment to stop smoking, particularly during the osseo-integration period.
  • Have good overall health as well as oral health
  • Be willing to commit a healthy lifestyle, a good oral health and hygiene regiment, and periodic visits to the dentist’s office after the implant procedure.

Poor Bone Density

Osseo-integration process is critical to ensure the stability of the dental implant posts. When one or more teeth are missing for a significant time period, the body determines that jawbone tissue is not required to secure the teeth in that area any longer. As part of the body’s natural efficiency, calcium and phosphorus are directed away from the jaw to other areas of the body that require vital minerals.

As a result, the jawbone begins to deteriorate due to the lack of nutrition that is necessary to keep it dense and healthy. Osseo-integration may not occur due to poor bone density, which poses challenges for the success of dental implants. In such cases, the bone density will improve with bone grafting, and the patient can become an appropriate candidate for an implant procedure after that.

 

Gum Disease

Potential implant candidates will also have a challenge if they suffer from serious gum disease. Bone deterioration is one of the effects of periodontitis, which is an advanced form of gum disease that causes tooth loss. Harmful bacteria will destroy the gums and bone in such cases.

Therefore, it becomes important to treat gum disease prior to declaring a patient as a fit candidate for dental implants. Candidates with a poor healing tendency may require close monitoring during and after the implant process. Dr. Strain’s dental office receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and nearby areas for dental implants.


If you would like to learn more about the dental procedures and treatments performed by cosmetic dentists Dr. Rob Strain, DDS and Dr. Laura Wittenauer, DDS please call us at 760.568.9494 or click here. Serving new patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas.

Advantages of Dental Implants | Rancho Mirage | Palm DesertDental implants are considered the most stable and dependable tooth restoration option in dentistry. Implants are usually made of titanium and bone-like ceramic materials that are jaw-compatible and fuse with the bone to mimic the natural tooth root and provide support to a crown or denture.

Studio Dentistry is a state of the art dental office, led by Dr. Rob Strain, providing dental implants and various other oral healthcare procedures. Patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive dental implants from Dr. Strain.     

 

Benefits at a Glance

According to the American Dental Association, over 5.5 million dental implants are annually fulfilled by dentists across the US. Some of the key advantages of implants include:

  • Implants will not shift or slip, providing same stability and strength as the natural tooth.
  • Cleaning of implants can be performed the same way as the natural tooth, and no special efforts are required.
  • Implants do not require support from adjacent healthy teeth, causing no compromise of the healthy tooth structure as is the case with dental bridges.
  • Implants help prevent the moving of nearby teeth, preserving jawbone and the facial contour.
  • Implants are not only an ideal cosmetic solution to a missing tooth, but also provide natural comfort in chewing and speaking.

 

Sustainability

Dental implants are built to last, and in many cases, may last a lifetime without requiring any special maintenance. The implant should be placed correctly and the patient should maintain a regular dental care regimen and dental visits in order to ensure their longevity.

 

Natural Look

Some dental restorations can make the smile appear different, or cause discomfort while talking, eating or laughing. Dental implants provide a completely natural look, and allow the patient to feel totally confident about the replaced tooth.

 

Bone Preservation

Dental implants are the only dental restoration solution that not only protects and preserves the bone, but actually helps to stimulate and promote bone growth and prevent bone loss.

 

Permanent Solution

Most other dental restorations will typically require maintenance or replacement over time. But dental implants are considered permanent because they can potentially last a lifetime. Once the implant is placed successfully, the patient can treat it like other natural teeth and forget about its existence.

 

Comfortable Speech

While dental restorations such as dentures may create difficulties in clear speech or pose problems in pronouncing certain words, dental implants will not pose any such issues. The patient can speak naturally just like any other individual with a full set of natural and healthy teeth.

 

Comfortable Eating

The patient can freely eat virtually all types of foods without any difficulty with dental implants. The bite will be natural and chewing will be comfortable. Committed and astute cosmetic dentist Dr. Strain receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and nearby areas for dental implants.

 

Protection of Healthy Teeth

Unlike dental bridges, the implants will not require preparation of neighboring healthy teeth during placement. Implants can be fixed independently without requiring support from adjacent teeth.

If you would like to learn more about the dental procedures and treatments performed by cosmetic dentists Dr. Rob Strain, DDS and Dr. Laura Wittenauer, DDS please call us at 760.568.9494 or click here. Serving new patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas.

Palm Desert Dentist Reviews on Yelp | Dentistry | Rancho MirageDr. Rob Strain is a dedicated and experienced cosmetic dentist providing a wide range of dental procedures. He enjoys excellent support from his patients who appreciate him for his skills and personalized care, and have a relationship of trust and open communication with him.

Dr. Strain has been featured on Yelp, the world’s leading platform for consumer reviews. Patients are encouraged to share their experiences and opinions about Dr. Strain’s practice at Yelp. He provides state of the art procedures in dentistry to patients residing in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding locations.

 

Reviews at a Glance

Pauline C., Beverly Hills, CA

5.0 star rating

If you appreciate a knowledgeable, skilled dentist, particularly in the area of cosmetic dentistry (although Dr. Strain does it all, not just cosmetic), then you have found the right dentist. No need to look further.

For me he filled eleven cavities in less than two hours, minimal pain, barely any in a neglected dental care mouth. I have the lowest pain threshold ever and NO pain after the procedure, more amazing. And he worked with my small mouth opening due to my TMJ and did not complain (which some dentists abhor and show no mercy.) He is simply excellent – wish I had found him sooner than later, as I endured meeting several other dentists, who were less than adequate prior to him, in fact they were brutal and nasty.

Dr. Strain is no-nonsense, but also has a funny, quirky, intelligent sense of humor and a gentle touch. He is candid, calls you on what created your dental issues (if some of it is your fault) and educates you re how to proceed to mitigate further dental damage. He studied at UCLA (my alma mater) which is a concrete educational base, but it’s his experience in treating many kinds of dental issues, that was most appealing to me.

CALL DR. STRAIN! Tell him Pauli sent you. You won’t be sorry, and you will write a review thanking me, I am certain. Good luck to you! I am a sr. citizen woman originally a resident of Beverly Hills, used to being pampered by the best, and a bit of a perfectionist, demanding, micro-manager type.

 

I rarely recommend a medical professional – only these because they deserve me to toot my horn about them. I want YELP readers not to experience the bad experiences I had prior to visiting two outstanding professionals!

Cole M.

West Hollywood, CA

5.0 star rating

 

Dr. Strain and his team are the BEST! From dental cleaning to high-end veneers, I highly recommend Studio Dentistry!

Paula S.

Indio, CA

5.0 star rating

 

I found Dr. Strain from his TV commercial and I am thankful that I did. I had a dentist that I saw regularly prior to moving to the Desert, however, it wasn’t until I saw Dr. Strain that he mentioned I was experiencing bone loss with a previous root canal. I went to an endodontist and he concurred it was problem.  

I asked for my dental records/x-rays from my previous dentist and sure enough the bone loss had been going on for quite some time unnoticed. Dr. Strain’s staff is so nice and I feel very comfortable there and that’s a good thing because I have a lot of dental work needing done and I feel comfortable I am in good hands and found the perfect dentist for my treatment.

Dr. Strain, with more than 35 years of experience in the field, offers advanced oral health solutions through his
to patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and other cities in the region.  


If you would like to learn more about the dental procedures and treatments performed by cosmetic dentists Dr. Rob Strain, DDS and Dr. Laura Wittenauer, DDS please call us at 760.568.9494 or click here. Serving new patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas.

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