Dental Implants in Pasadena, Deer Park Texas:
With titanium dental implants, you can get back your normal life and be self-confident and carefree while talking, eating, laughing and enjoying life. Dental implants are the best way to replace teeth because they look, feel and function just like natural teeth. You can chew, floss, bite, brush and laugh with a dental implant just like a natural teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small, titanium cylinders that are placed into your jawbone. The stay beneath the gum tissue for several months as Dr. Nugent allows the bone to grow up to and fuse to the titanium. Once the bone is fused to the dental implant, the implant will serve as an artificial tooth root. Dr. Nugent then places the custom abutment that will screw into the implant and will serve as the foundation for a cosmetic porcelain crown.
Why choose Dental Implants over Bridges or Dentures?
No other tooth replacement option is as effective and durable as dental implants. In many cases, they are the only logical choice if you want to be able to go on eating, talking and living as you are accustomed to with natural teeth.
Bridges require the aggressive cutting down of healthy natural teeth in order to place the bulky bridge. The bridges are difficult to clean and often get decay on the support teeth that necessitate a new bridge being made. Furthermore, the anchor teeth often need to have root canal therapy because of the aggressive reduction of tooth structure. The average life span of a bridge is around 12 to 15 years. Whereas, dental implants are designed to last a lifetime and will never get decay and will never need a root canal.
Dentures are unwieldy plastic prosthesis that are inserted into the mouth and look like teeth. However, they are just plastic fake teeth and do not function like natural teeth. Patient’s complain of the plastic taste in their mouth and inability to eat with the denture. Dentures do not stay in place and rub on the gum tissue.
Why do I need a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are needed when a tooth is lost. This can occur via tooth decay, trauma, root canal failure, periodontal disease (gum disease), or excessive wear and tear. Teeth are beautiful designed to perform different functions and need to work as a complete team. When a tooth is lost it can change the dynamics of patient’s bite, appearance and cosmetics. Unfortunately, some people choose to do nothing about the space of a missing tooth. That is a horrible decision for those that want to be healthy and have great dental health. People missing teeth feel self-conscious when smiling , laughing and talking. Plus, biting irregularities caused by tooth loss can impair eating habits, which can lead to secondary health problems like malnutrition and TMJ (jaw joint) problems.
What are the Advantages of Dental Implants over Bridges or Dentures?
All three options are replace missing teeth, but dental implants are stronger and more durable than bridges and dentures. Dental implants offer a permanent non-removable solution to tooth loss. Dental implants do not damage other teeth like bridges. Neither bridges nor dentures do anything to preserve the bone in the jaw. In fact, dentures accelerate the bone loss around missing teeth. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that stimulates and preserves the jawbone. Dental implants can be used to replace single teeth or multiple teeth. Dr. Nugent can even use dental implants to create dental implant dentures and permanent teeth with the All on Four. Bridges has a poor long term prognosis. Dentures are unwieldy plastic prosthesis that patients never like. Dental implants are better than bridges and dentures.
Why choose Dr. Nugent for Dental Implants?
Dr. Nugent is one of the few General Dentists that can perform the surgical placement of the dental implant followed by the restorative phase. Everything can be done at our convenient Pasadena, Texas dental office. Furthermore, Dr. Nugent is a leader in dental implant surgery as he has an advanced Cone Beam X-ray machine that makes dental implant surgery easier. With advanced technology at his office, Dr. Nugent can “virtually” place your dental implants on your 3-D X-ray. That way there are no surprises during the actual surgery. Better technology leads to easier and more predictable implant surgery.
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