A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that consists of a stainless metal such as titanium that is used to support teeth restorations. Dental implants are an innovative dental solution for replacing one or multiple teeth. Many people are surprised to learn that the process of placing dental implants to replace missing teeth involves only two steps. League City Texas deserves the most advanced dental implant solutions.
Dental implants can support one or multiple artificial teeth. These dental implants look and feel just like real teeth. The implants are inserted in the jawbone where there is a missing tooth or teeth.
The dental implant surgery involves a proven procedure that has an over 98% success rate. Dr. Nugent will first assess the oral structures of the mouth that includes the jawbone and teeth. A 3-D cone beam x-ray will be taken so Dr. Nugent can properly evaluate the jawbone. Therefore, Dr. Nugent know exactly where the implant needs to go. It will also help to ensure the procedure is goes smoothly without any problems.
The next step involves Dr. Nugent placing the dental implant. Dr. Nugent will drill in the bone of the jaw and shape it so that the implant can be properly fitted and secured in place. Upon completion of placing the dental implant, there will be a 3 to 6 month period to allow for healing and the dental implant to fuse with the bone.
After the implant has integrated with the jawbone, the second dental implant procedure will involve placing the artificial teeth such as a crown, dentures, or a bridge. Once this procedure is complete, the patient will have permanent and secure teeth that function just like natural teeth. Patients will speak and chew normally. There is no slippage as the new teeth are anchored to the dental implant that is fused to the jaw bone.
When a patient gets dental implants, the jawbone remains supported so there is no deterioration of the bone. You take care of the implant teeth just like you would with natural teeth like cleaning, flossing, and going to the dentist regularly. Dental implants are a popular choice because they are a permanent solution to replacing missing teeth, and the dental implant cost is worth it. Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. Dental implant surgery is a proven dental solution for people who want to replace one or multiple missing teeth.
See why League City Texas utilizes Dr. Nugent for their dental implants. Call our office today at 713-941-1812 or come visit us at 3421 Burke Rd #1, Pasadena Texas 77504.