The new standard of care in replacing missing teeth is dental implants. Old fashioned bridges and dentures are just that…old fashioned. Advanced technology has made it possible to place dental implants with extreme accuracy. They more accurate the dental implants are placed the better the final restored tooth will be.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is simply a replica of a natural tooth. The implant is placed in the bone. The bone LOVES titanium and will grow to and fuse with the titanium. This locks the implant (replacement root) in place. Then the remaining part of the tooth is built on the strong foundation. The implant looks, feel and functions like a natural tooth. Patients brush and floss their new dental implant just like natural teeth. The implant is anchored in the bone (just like natural teeth) and provides tremendous chewing forces and ability.
There are vital anatomical structures that must not be damaged when placing dental implants. Dr. Nugent has invested in the best technology in order to deliver amazing implant dentistry. Dr. Nugent is one of the few dentists that have a 3D xray (CBCT) machine.
The upper jaw has sinuses and the lower jaw has the mandibular nerve. Dr. Nugent utilizes advanced 3D imaging software. This allows them to “digitally” place the implant on the computer. Therefore, the exact depth, angle and position of the implant is already known prior to the patient’s appointment.
Delivering the best results requires advanced planning. It is scary to think that lots of doctors are placing implants “blindly” using 2D old fashioned X-rays that provide no 3D information. Don’t you want your dental implants placed as accurately as possible?
Get the best in dental implant care for you and your family. See why so many patients from Pasadena and Deer Park Texas use Dr. Nugent for the dental implants.