While our office does everything possible to help you retain your natural teeth, sometimes the best option is to replace a missing or damaged tooth. Dental implants recreate individual or multiple teeth, using artificial anchors in the jawbone. When it is time to bring back your smile and restore complete function, talk to Dr. Nugent about dental implants.
Dental implants function like natural teeth. Thus, they can prevent a number of problems including loss of bone in the jaw, shifting teeth, grinding and clenching and pain in the jaw joints that might occur with a missing tooth. Implants also give your tooth a completely natural appearance and because they offer a success rate higher than 97%. Dental implants are a long-term solution to missing teeth.
A natural choice… Dental implants!
Modern dental implants mimic the root of a tooth, thereby providing the support needed for chewing. Not only do implants provide for replacement of missing teeth, they also prevent bone loss. When you lose teeth, you typically lose the bone that has been holding a tooth in place because your body doesn’t need it anymore.
When you choose to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant, that bone is maintained over time, allowing you to keep a fuller smile and better chewing ability. Without the aid of dental implants, missing teeth can lead to a collapsed appearance of the face, lost lip support and increased wrinkles. Implants are also very strong, being made of pure Titanium, and can withstand the immense forces of chewing.
Dental Implants, How Do They Work?
Dental implants are a miracle of modern science. It was discovered in Europe that the human body can actually bond to Titanium. In fact, it was the use of dental implants that enabled the technology for hip and knee replacements in modern medicine!
Dental implants replace the roots of missing teeth and help to restore chewing function and the beauty of natural teeth. Dental implants can never get decay and will never need a root canal. Dental implants do not damage adjacent teeth like bridges.
What if I’m missing more than one tooth, or all of them?
Believe it, or not, a full jaw of missing teeth can be replaced by as little as five implants! In the case of implant dentures, especially the bottom denture that typically “floats” in the mouth, can be stabilized with as little as two implants. If you have more than one missing tooth, dental implants can help to restore proper function, as well as esthetics.
Get the best in dental implant care. Call our office at 713-941-1812 or come visit us at 3421 Burke Rd #1, Pasadena, Texas 77504.