Normal, healthy teeth have two parts: the crown and the root. The crown is the visible section of the tooth that is above the gum tissue. It is white and made up of enamel. The part under the gum tissue is the root. The root supports the crown, and is anchored in the jawbone.
When a tooth is lost the best way to replace the missing tooth is with a dental implant. Dental implants are the only replacement option that replaces BOTH the root and the crown.
Dental Implant Parts:
- Dental Implant: The dental implant is a titanium cylinder. It replaces the tooth’s root and is inserted directly into the jawbone. Titanium is also extremely durable metal which is the perfect material for Dental Implants. Furthermore, titanium’s unique composition allows bone cells to fuse directly to the titanium’s surface in the process called Osseointegration. This locks the root replacement securely into the jawbone.
- Abutment: The abutment is screwed into the dental implant and serves as the foundation for the porcelain crown.
- Crown: The crown is made up of porcelain and matched to the color of the other teeth. It replicates a natural tooth. Dr. Nugent can combine excellent implant dentistry with cosmetic dentistry so none will know you have a dental implant.
This Patient was born without an adult tooth. She wore a plastic denture to replace that missing tooth. She decided she wanted a permanent solution so she researched the top dental implant dentists. She picked Dr. Nugent to help her get her self-confidence back.
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Dental Implants provide completely natural appearance with natural and health smile. They are very durable and last for decades when properly installed and cared for. Dental Implants are the longest lasting tooth replacement option.
Michael Nugent DDS practices general dentistry in Pasadena, Texas. He is one of a few rare general dentists that can perform the surgical and restorative part of the dental implants. Dr. Nugent has the very best dental technologies. Dr. Nugent believes better technology and planning contributes greatly to better results. Dr. Nugent has his own Cone Beam X-ray machine to provide accurate detailed 3-D X-rays.
To discover how implant dentistry can change your life, call our office today at 713-941-1812. We are located at 3421 Burke Rd #1, Pasadena, Texas 77504.