Advanced Dental Implants with 3-D X-rays

Advanced Dental Implants with 3-D X-rays

Dr. Nugent’s Pasadena Texas Dental Office features a 3-D X-ray or Conebeam CBCT. This allows Dr. Nugent to know exactly if you are a candidate for dental implant therapy. No more guess work and no “exploratory surgery” to see if your surgeon can place the implants.

Advanced Dental Implants and Cone Beam

The 3-D computer generated scans provide a cutting-edge and comprehensive look at existing teeth, bone, nerves, and tissue with three-dimensional and cross-sectional views. This provides Dr. Nugent with vital diagnostic information that is not available with conventional dental x-rays.

Surgical Guides for Dental Implants

Your dental implant consultation more comprehensive with 3-D images because it allows Dr. Nugent to do the following:

  • Determine the proper treatment approach for each individual patient.
  • Define the precise placement of implants, particularly in areas near critical anatomical structures, such as sinuses and nerves.
  • Calculate the quality, width, shape, and density of the bone where the dental implants will be placed.
  • Determine the proper size of the dental implants.


Once Dr. Nugent has used his 3D x-ray to get a complete and accurate layout of your jawbone, he can digitally place your dental implant. Dr. Nugent can therefore see how the dental implant will fit inside your jaw. Once he is happy with the position of the dental implant he prints a surgical guide with his 3D printer.

Dental Implant Surgical Guide


Dr. Michael Nugent is a general dentist that is committed to dental implant excellence. He has become a regional leader in implant dentistry. He is one of the few general dentists that has a Conebeam CBCT machine and will both surgically place and then restore your dental implants. Visit us at 3421 Burke Rd #1 Pasadena, Texas 77504 or call us at 713-941-1812.