For patients missing one or more teeth, dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. Modern dental implants are the most conservative and longest lasting way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants can replace missing teeth and prevent shifting teeth, uneven bite, and ugly gaps in your smile. Dental implants offer optimal oral health because like older teeth replacement options, dental implants do not damage nearby teeth. Dental implants are designed to mimic natural teeth from the root up.
Teeth work in unison. When a tooth is lost the adjacent teeth try to find the lost teeth. Teeth will drift into the missing space. This causes an uneven bite, jaw pain, difficulty to clean the tilted teeth and increased risks for decay and periodontal (gum) disease.
The three parts of a dental implant are the titanium dental implant, abutment and cosmetic porcelain crown. The titanium implant is place in the jawbone where the bone will fuse to the bone. Then the abutment is screwed into the implant and will serve as a base for the beautiful porcelain crown. Dental implants are the most natural looking tooth replacement options because they replace the entire missing tooth. Because the dental implant in anchored into the bone, chewing forces are transmitted down the implant where the bone is stimulated and preserved. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that preserve bone.
Old fashioned dental bridges merely “bridge” over the missing tooth. The gum tissue and bone quickly disappears and an unsightly black void is created that also traps food. Bridges are very difficult to clean because three teeth are fused together. It is so difficult to floss underneath a bridge that most people don’t even bother. Bridges often fail in 10 to 15 years because of decay on the anchor teeth. Also, bridges frequently need root canals because of the aggressive cutting on the teeth to support a bridge. When the root canal fails or the bridge teeth get decay, the bridge needs to be removed. Now the patient has more teeth to replace and at a larger expense. Furthermore, bridges require the aggressive cutting on healthy teeth in order to support the bridge. Once the health tooth structure is cut away, it can never be regained. Dental implants avoid all the negative aspects of old fashioned bridges.
Dental implants are the longest lasting tooth replacement option in dentistry. Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. Deer Park residents trust Dr. Michael Nugent with their dental implants. Dr. Nugent has focused on dental implants ever sense dental school. Dr. Nugent is a leader in dental implant therapy. Dr. Nugent serves patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, League City, Friendswood, Webster and Houston, Texas. Let Dr. Nugent’s passion and dedication to dental implants work for you.
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