Dental implants can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire set of teeth. Once implants are placed and fuse to the bone the implant can be restored. The implant can support porcelain crowns that look like teeth. Or the implants can anchor dentures.
A single missing tooth can be straightforwardly and predictably replaced with an dental implant retained crown. An implant crown is highly cosmetic porcelain crown and will feel, look and function like a natural tooth. Furthermore, there are multiple reasons to choose a dental implant over a bridge to replace missing teeth. When used to replace a single tooth an implant does not damage adjacent teeth like a bridge.
Next, a dental implant tooth is much easier to clean and the dental implant will never get a cavity.
When replacing multiple teeth, dental implants can be used to support dental implant bridges. These implant bridges replace multiple teeth while requiring few dental implants. Dental implants replace the roots of missing teeth. When you chew the forces are transmitted to the implants. This force stimulates and preserves bone. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that stimulate and preserve bone levels.
Another wonderful function of dental implants is that they can be used to retain dentures. Old fashioned dentures rub on the gum tissue, cause sore spots, need messy denture adhesives and fall out. Dr. Nugent can make rock solid dental implant dentures. The implants are placed in the jawbone. Then the implants are used as anchor points and the dentures “snap” into place. The implant dentures are stable and secure.
Dr. Michael Nugent is a family dentist in Pasadena, Texas. Dr. Nugent has a keen focus on everything dental implant related. Dr. Nugent has done dental implants on his family members, in-laws, employees and friends. Dental implants are the best and longest lasting tooth replacement option. Discover why so many people from Deer Park, Friendswood and La Porte travel to come see Dr. Nugent. To get the best in dental implant care you need a doctor that focuses on all aspects of implant dentistry. Call our office to schedule your appointment. Our office is conveniently located at 3421 Burke Rd, Pasadena, Texas 77504.