Pasadena, Deer Park Dental Implants:
If you are missing a number of adjacent teeth you have several options to replace the missing teeth. Each tooth can be replaced with separate implants (one for each missing tooth) or by using two implants to create a dental implant bridge. Dr. Nugent utilizes a lot of dental implant bridges because they restore all the missing teeth with as few implants as possible. This option can make implant treatment more reasonable financially when patients are missing many teeth.
The significance of replacing missing back teeth (your molar teeth) cannot be stressed enough. Back teeth are large multi-rooted teeth that are intended to do the highest work of chewing your food. The back molars are your grinding and crunching teeth.
When molar teeth have been lost, the chewing forces are transferred to the much smaller single-rooted teeth at the front of your mouth. These front teeth are just not designed to grind and crunch food like your molars. These additional stresses on your front teeth will unavoidably cause damage.
Problems with Missing Adjoining Teeth
More than one tooth missing or failing
- Dislike wearing a denture or have a failing bridge
- Adjacent and opposing teeth will drift into the missing space
- Unsightly and embarrassing gap in your smile
- Jaw bone and gum tissue loss at site of missing teeth
- Inability to chew properly
- Not enough teeth to support a bridge
- Do not want teeth damaged by a bridge
Implants supporting replacement teeth
- Ideal long term solution that looks, feels and functions just like natural teeth
- Fixed in place, no need to remove them to clean
- Will never get decay
- Will never need a root canal
- Dental implant bridge replaces multiple teeth with as little as two implants
- No need to damage adjacent healthy teeth
- Very high success rate
Bridge supported on natural teeth
- Anchor teeth need to be aggressively drilled down to cement a bridge
- Bridges on natural teeth have poor long term success
- Bridges on natural teeth frequently get decay and thus a new bridge must be made
- Natural teeth die due to aggressive cutting and will need root canals
- Jaw Bone supporting the gum beneath a bridge will shrink due to lack of use leaving a gap
- Can be loose and uncomfortable,
- Food gets trapped underneath the denture.
- Plastic denture is bulky
- Plastic alters the taste of foods
- Wearing a partial denture will accelerate the bone and gum tissue loss in the space where the teeth were lost
- Replacement required every few years as dentures become looser
Do Nothing and Leave a Gap
- Unsightly and embarrassing
- Lowered Self-esteem
- Can impair eating and speech
- Adjacent and opposing teeth will drift into the empty space
Dr. Michael Nugent is a family and implant dentist that is located at 3421 Burke Rd, Pasadena, Texas 77504. He has become a regional leader and innovator in the dental implant field. Patients from Pasadena and Deer Park choose Dr. Nugent to help them replace missing teeth. He has advanced technology to make implant dentistry easier and more predictable. Furthermore, he is one of the select few general dentist that has the training to both surgically place and then restore your dental implants. You will see one doctor from start to finish. Experience matters. Get the best in dental implant care for you and your family. Call our office today.