Pasadena, Deer Park Dental Implant Dentistry:
For the longest time a dental bridge was the best dentistry could do to replace a missing tooth. Sadly, a lot of dentists still use dental bridges as their first option to replace missing teeth. These dentists have not kept current with the latest dental advancements.
“Unfortunately, tooth loss is still a major dental problem in the United States. Bridges are an antiquated treatment option that have many negative aspects. Dental implants represent the absolutely best way to replace missing teeth”
– Michael Nugent DDS
Why dental implant are superior to old fashioned bridges:
Old fashioned bridges damage healthy adjacent teeth. The most common use for a bridge is to replace a single missing tooth. However, to place the bridge a dentist has to aggressively cut on (and irreversibly damage) teeth adjacent to the missing tooth space. The bridge is then is cemented into place. This makes it impossible to floss normally as the bridge is one solid piece.
Another huge problem of dental bridges is that they do not last. Almost half of all bridges have failed at ten years. Bridges most often fail due to decay on the support teeth or failed root canals. Decay is common on bridges because they are so hard to clean. Additionally, because the once healthy anchor teeth have to be so aggressively cut down they often need to have root canals. These root canals can fail dooming the tooth. When an old fashioned bridge fails it is a huge financial and dental problem for the patient.
Dental implants do not damage adjacent teeth. A dental implant does not rely on adjacent teeth. In other words, a dental implant is totally separate from natural teeth. The restored dental implant is cleaned just like natural teeth. A dental implant is made out of titanium and porcelain and can never get decay. Also, a dental implant will never need a root canal.
Dental implants are the longest lasting tooth replacement option available. Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime.
Bridges offer no jaw bone support. A bridge only “bridges” over the space of a missing tooth. There is nothing to help the gum tissue or jaw bone. The space where the tooth was lost will start to lose gum tissue and bone. This creates cosmetic problems and foundation problems for the surviving teeth.
Dental implants stimulate and preserve gum tissue and bone levels. Because the implant is anchored in the bone, chewing forces are transmitted down the implant and into the bone. This stimulation keeps the jaw bone and gum tissue healthy and happy.
DANGERS OF A THREE UNIT BRIDGE
BRIDGE AND BONE LOSS
A dental implant is a slightly greater financial investment than a dental bridge. However, when one considers the many advantageous of a dental implant over a bridge there really is not comparison. Dental implants are the longest lasting and most conservative treatment options when replacing missing teeth.
Patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, League City and Friendswood come to Dr. Nugent for his dental knowledge and professionalism. Let the Dr. Nugent’s dental implant knowledge work for you. Call our office today at 713-941-1812 for an appointment.
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