Dental Implants Pasadena, Deer Park Texas:
With advanced technology and procedures dental implants can be placed in most adults. Dr. Nugent likes to wait on teenagers until facial structure has stopped growing.
Misconceptions about Dental Implant Candidates:
Poor Bone—In the past patients with poor bone were not able to receive a dental implant. Now with advanced 3-D imaging and multiple ways to do bone grafts, lack of bone is not a determining factor. For advanced dental implant restorations like the All on Four, the angled implants are able to engage naturally dense jaw bone and a bone graft is not needed.
Advanced Age—People in their nineties are receiving dental implants because they want the best dental care. You age does not limit you to second or third tier dentistry.
Periodontal Disease (gum disease) — Periodontal disease is an acute and chronic bacterial infection of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. Many patients think their rampant periodontal disease will not allow them to receive dental implants. However, this is not the case. Teeth that cannot be saved are extracted and replaced with dental implants. Special dental cleanings are preformed to eliminate the bacterial infection.
Listen to this patient five minutes after Dr. Nugent surgically placed his dental implant!!!