People are living longer than ever. With regular brushing, flossing, and checkups teeth are being kept for longer. However, sometimes teeth are lost to decay, failed root canals, gum disease or trauma. If you have lost a tooth (or a few teeth) dental implants can restore both your smile and your oral health.
An implant is a cylindrical titanium tooth that is surgically placed into the jawbone. The bone will grow up to and fuse with the titanium. This essentially locks the implant into the jawbone. Then, a replacement tooth is then placed onto the implant. Dental implants looks, feel and function just like natural teeth. A restored dental implant is the longest lasting tooth replacement option in dentistry.
Once the dental implant is placed into the jawbone, the bone will grow around the implant locking it into place.
Dental Implants are very versatile. Dental implants can replace one tooth. Or dental implants can be used to create a dental implant bridge. Furthermore, implants can be used to create dental implant dentures.
Advantages of Dental Implants Over Dentures or Bridges
Conventional bridges and dentures are not secured to the bone. In the case of a bridge, the adjacent teeth have to be cut down. This aggressive cutting down of the teeth can lead to the once healthy teeth needing root canals. Furthermore, the bridge is bulky and hard to clean. The anchor teeth are highly susceptible to decay and failure. In fact, over half of all bridges fail within ten to fifteen years.
With dentures, the denture merely floats on top of the gum tissue. Patients have to use massive amounts of messy denture adhesives. The dentures are not stable and cause ulcers and sore spots in the mouth. Once the teeth are missing the bone and gum tissue will start to disappear. This disappearance of tissue continuous throughout life. Plus, the old fashioned denture actually accelerates the loss of bone and gum tissue.
Dental implants do not damage adjacent teeth like bridges. Dental implants will never get decay and will never need a root canal. Dental implants are the longest lasting tooth replacement option. Dental implants preserve and stimulate the bone and gum tissue. Dental implants make dentures stable and secure.
Dental Implant Care
Consider your dental implant teeth to be the same as natural teeth. They require the daily brushing and flossing. Also, they require the same amount of regular checkups. Just like your natural teeth, the better you take care of your new dental implant replacement teeth, the longer they will last.
Dr. Nugent serves Pasadena and Deer Park Texas. His office is located at 3421 Burke Rd #1, Pasadena Texas. Dr. Nugent is a leader in dental implant technology. He is one a very select few dentist that has a 3-D Conebeam X-Ray machine.
This machine allows. Dr. Nugent to “digitally” place your dental implants PRIOR to surgery. Better planning yields better results.
Dr. Nugent is extremely passionate about dental implants. He has utilized implant dentistry to help his parents, in-laws, friends and employees. A dental implant is the absolute best way to replace missing teeth. Get the best for you and your family. Call our office today at 713-941-1812.