Pasadena Texas Dental Implants:
Over the last 30 years, dental implants have become the “gold standard” when replacing missing teeth. Excellent success rates and a wide range of available options gives Dr. Nugent a successful way to replace lost teeth.
Dr. Nugent will evaluate your oral health and determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. Structurally, a dental implant is a titanium cylinder that replaces the missing tooth root. The implant is inserted into the jawbone. There the bone fuses with the implant locking the implant in place. Then the abutment is screwed into the implant and a beautiful porcelain crown is inserted.
Furthermore, dental implants can be used to create implant dentures.
Almost all patients who are missing teeth are a candidate for dental implants. Dr. Nugent will use an x-rays and 3-D CT-scan to determine if you have enough bone to place the implant, as well as to verify the size and kind of implant that should be placed.
Benefits of Dental Implants
When compared to fixed bridges and removable dentures supported by other teeth or gum tissue, dental implants offer numerous advantages:
1. Better cosmetics:
Since implants are placed in the bone similar to the way a natural tooth is supported, implants offer a more realistic and natural look appearance compared to other alternatives.
2. Reduction of bone resorption:
When a tooth is lost, the supporting bone structure will disappear and recede. Placing an implant in that empty tooth space stops the bone resorption processes and provides stability for this valuable tissue.
Patients who suffer with removable full or partial dentures know that keeping their dentures in place is always a challenge. Dental implants offer an amazing improvement to denture retention for patients.
4. Preserving natural tooth structure:
Often the preferred method of replacing a single missing tooth is a bridge. Bridges require extra aggressive cutting of the surrounding teeth to secure the bridge. The bridge destroys existing tooth structure. The bridge is likely to fail within 10-15 years. This is because the bridge is difficult to clean resulting in decay of the teeth supporting the bridge.
Do you live in or around Pasadena Texas? Are you missing one or more teeth? Do you want the best in modern dental implant care? For more information about dental implants in Pasadena, Texas please call our office to schedule your dental implant consultation. Dr. Nugent is located at 3421 Burke Rd #1, Pasadena Texas 77504.