Deer Park Texas: Choosing Dental Implants
If you are a Deer Park Texas resident who suffers from a single missing tooth, then a dental implant might be a perfect choice for you. Losing a tooth due to gum disease, tooth decay, or trauma can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Dr. Nugent is a leader in dental implant therapy and is one of the few dentists that can both surgically place and restore your dental implant. Receive you implant treatment all at the same office. Dental implants represent the most advanced way to replace a lost tooth.
Advantages of a Dental Implant
First, a dental implant is the most natural looking method of tooth replacement. This is because the implant replaces the entire tooth. The implant is fused to the jaw bone and comes out of the gum tissue just like a natural tooth. Dental implants look, function and feel like natural teeth.
Unlike a bridge, a dental implant is better for your dental health. Implants do not require any grinding down of the natural teeth like bridges do. A bridge requires the irreversible cutting down of natural teeth in order to hold the prosthesis. Dental implants also a healthier option than dentures because you can keep your remaining teeth. Dentures are large bulky plastic teeth replacements that in no way function like natural teeth. The dentures are loose and unstable because they merely sit on the gum tissue and lack a secure connection.
A dental implant is extremely durable and will last many years. There is no special care needed like there is with the cleaning and removal of dentures. You simply care for it just like you would your other teeth. Brushing, flossing and using a mouth rinse at least twice a day. A dental implant will never get decay and will never need a root canal.
The Dental Implant Process
A dental implant is a simple oral procedure that Dr. Nugent can performs routinely in his office. However, it is considered a surgical procedure so there will be more involved than in a root canal or placing a crown or cavity filling.
First, Dr. Nugent will remove the old or broken tooth if there is still one in place. The dental implant is then added to the jaw. Over the course of a couple months the bone will grow up to and fuse to the titanium dental implant.
After the healing time period Dr. Nugent will make a replacement tooth that connects to the dental implant. Now you have a fully restored missing tooth.
You do not want old fashioned dentistry or ancient tooth replacement options. Be sure you choose the best dentist for you and your family. Visit us at 3421 Burke Rd #1, Pasadena, Texas 77504.