Implant Dentistry by Pasadena, Texas Dentist Michael Nugent.
There are many ways in dentistry to replace missing teeth. When Dr. Nugent’s family members need a tooth replaced, Dr. Nugent choose dental implants. Whether you are missing one or many teeth dental implants are the superior way to replace missing teeth. This is because dental implants are designed just like natural teeth. Dental implants are root shaped titanium cylinders that are placed into the jawbone. There the living bone fuses with the dental implant (a process called osseointegration) to create an extremely strong base to support the dental crown.
Nobody looks forward to tooth loss. If you are faced with replacing missing teeth then you must let Dr. Nugent show you why dental implants are the best solution to replace missing teeth.
What exactly is a dental implant?
As previously stated, dental implants are titanium cylinders that are placed in the jawbone. The dental implant serves as the root for the abutment and crown. The dental abutment is the part that screws into the implant and serves as a foundation for the porcelain crown. Lastly, the cosmetic porcelain crown is cemented on top of the abutment. The completely restored dental implant looks, feels and functions just like your natural tooth.
Implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants can also be used to replace many teeth. If a patient has, or will soon need, a denture then Dr. Nugent can make a dental implant denture. This denture will “snap” onto the dental implant creating a solid and stable denture.
Who can receive dental implants?
Anyone missing a tooth is most likely a strong candidate. At his Pasadena, Texas dental office Dr. Nugent will evaluate you clinically and with the use of digital x-rays. Sometimes, bone grafts will be needed so that there is enough bone to accept a dental implant. Furthermore, sometimes the upper jaw sinus has dropped down because of missing teeth. The sinus will have to be re-positioned in a procedure called a sinus lift.
A Review of Dental Implants.
A dental implant is a titanium cylinder that is placed in your jaw bone. After a period of several months the titanium cylinders are fully fused to the living bone. Then Dr. Nugent will take special impressions so that the abutment and crowns can be made for the implants. Your next visit will be for Dr. Nugent to attach the abutments and crowns. The dental implant replicates nature. You will be able to floss and brush you dental implant tooth just like a normal tooth.
You deserve the best dental treatment from a gentle and caring dentist.
Call 713-941-1812 and let Dr. Nugent show you why dental implants are the best treatment option from missing teeth.
Visit us at 3421 Burke Rd Pasadena, Texas 77504.