If you have missing teeth, it is vital to replace them. Without all your teeth working together, chewing forces get transmitted unevenly. Teeth start to shift and move causing your bite to change and problems with your jaw joint (TMJ) to arise. The biggest problem with missing teeth is that once a tooth is gone the bone that once supported the tooth rapidly disappears. This bone loss last forever. Dental Implants are the best way to replace your missing teeth.
Implant: a titanium cylinder that is placed into the jaw bone. This serves as the new root structure.
Abutment: The abutment screws into the implant and will serve as a foundation for the porcelain crown.
Crown: The cosmetic porcelain crown that recreates the tooth structure.
Dental implants may also be used to anchor dentures. Old fashioned dentures tend to shift or fall out when you talk or chew. With dental implant dentures, Dr. Nugent can create stable and secure dentures. Never worry about your dentures falling out. Throw away the messy denture adhesives. Get rock solid implant dentures!
Throw away your messy denture adhesives. Get stable dentures you can eat with. Avoid the embarrassment of your old fashioned dentures falling out.