1. What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a safe, cosmetic alternative to traditional crowns, bridgework, and dentures. Dental implant restorations look, feel and function just like natural teeth. In short, dental implants deliver new levels of comfort, security and confidence over old fashioned treatment options when replacing teeth. Pasadena, Texas Implant Dentist Dr. Michael Nugent is improving patients lives with with the use of Dental Implants. Get back your smile, heath and confidence withe dental implants.
2. How do dental implants work?
A dental implant is a small titanium cylinder that is placed into the jawbone to take the place of your missing tooth root. In other words, the dental implant is a replacement of the natural tooth root. After osseointegration (the surrounding bone fuses to the implant), a replacement tooth is put on top of the implant. This new tooth looks, feels and performs similar to your natural teeth. Furthermore, the dental implant will never get decay and will never need a root canal.
3. What are the benefits of dental implants?
Choosing dental implants as a treatment option offers significant advantages over old fashioned treatment options.
• Maintain anatomy
When teeth are lost, the bone that once held the teeth begins to shrink over time. This bone loss is constant and continuous. This bone loss can make your jaw line recede and change your facial outline resulting in an elderly appearance. Dental implants are the only dental replacement option that will stimulate and preserve bone levels.
• Keep your healthy teeth
A superior long-term alternative to dental bridges, dental implants eliminate the need to cut down healthy teeth when replacing one or more adjacent teeth. Your own natural healthy teeth are not compromised with dental implants.
Securely anchored dental implant dentures do not slip or move. This eliminates the major problems of dentures, including poor fit, gum irritation and pain from exposed nerves. The result is superior comfort, reliability, and freedom from embarrassment.
4. What is involved in the dental implant procedure?
• Pre-treatment consultation
After a careful evaluation of your dental and medical health history, Dr. Nugent will determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Dr. Nugent will utilize advanced 3-D x-rays to virtually place your dental implants prior to surgery.
• Dental Implant Placement
Dr. Nugent will place the dental implant into your jaw while you are under local anesthesia. Some patients prefer to be sedated for the implant placement. Over the next several months, bone will heal to the surface of the implant, anchoring it into position.
• Implant prosthetic attachment
During this phase, Dr. Nugent will finally make the implant look like a natural tooth. The abutment will be placed and the amazing cosmetic porcelain crown will be placed.
• Clean your Dental Implant
Dr. Nugent will guide you on the proper care and maintenance of your new implants. It’s very simple: Brush and floss your new dental implant tooth just like natural teeth.
Do Dental Implants hurt?
That is the question Dr. Nugent gets asked all the time. No, dental implants do not hurt.
Patient talking about her implant surgery from one week ago.
Patient talking about his implant surgery from 5 minutes ago.
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