Deer Park TX Dental Implants:
Dental Implants are as close to nature as possible
Dental Implants have been changing dentistry and the way people live. Implants are anchored into the jaw bone. The bone fuses with the titanium implant in a process called osteointegration. Dental implants are designed to provide a solid root foundation for replacement teeth. The restored dental implant looks, feels and functions just like natural teeth. The patient who has lost their teeth regains the ability to eat whatever they want. The dental implant will appear natural and patients can smile with confidence.
An often overlooked advantage of dental implants is their ability to stimulate and preserve bone. When teeth are removed the surrounding bone will rapidly disappear. This bone loss can cause collapse of and changes to the facial contour leading to a premature elderly appearance.
For denture wearers the bone loss is accelerated by the plastic dentures rubbing on the gum tissue. Soon the dentures will no longer fit properly despite efforts to adjust the denture. The denture will become loose and often times fall out during eating or speech. However, placing dental implants can greatly benefit the denture wearer. The dental implants preserve bone levels and provide a solid anchor for the dentures. No more loose dentures and messy denture adhesives. Preservation of facial bone will stop the appearance of premature aging because the bone will provide support for the facial muscles and tissue.
Preservation and restoration of the jawbone should begin at the time of tooth loss. Placing dental implants as quickly as possible after tooth loss prevents many problems. If patients have been missing teeth for a long time then it might be necessary to rebuild the lost bone with a bone. The photos below show the resorption or “melting” of the jaw bone. The initial bone loss is rapid in the first year and bone levels continue to fall until a dental implant is placed. Dental implants stimulate and preserve bone levels.
Dr. Nugent dedicates a large part of his Pasadena, Texas Dental Office to dental implants. Dr. Nugent sees patients from Pasadena, League City, Deer Park, La Porte, Friendswood and Houston. Dr. Nugent knows that dental implants are the longest lasting and best treatment option available. That is why Dr. Nugent has completed dental implant treatment on three of his family members.
Final Thought on Dental Implants
Dental Implants offer tremendous advantages over traditional “crown and bridge work”. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or even multiple teeth.
Dental implants do not disturb the adjacent teeth. With a dental bridge health tooth structure must be sacrificed (drilled away) in order to place a bridge. This tooth structure can never be regained.
Implants will never decay and never require root canals. Thus, dental implants offer the best long term investment when replacing teeth.
The average natural-tooth-supported bridge lasts 10 to 13 years. Bridges commonly fail due to tooth fracture, decay and root canal treatment.
Dental bridges are poor choices to replace missing teeth. Their long term success is dismal. To make a bridge a dentist has to aggressively cut adjacent teeth down. This lost tooth structure can never be reclaimed. Furthermore, most bridges fail due to decay or a failed root canal. A titanium dental implant will never get decay and will never need a root canal. Dental implants are the standard of care when replacing missing teeth.
Discover why patients from all over Texas come to Pasadena for their dental implant care. Dr. Nugent is a leader in implant dentistry. He routinely cares for patients from Pasadena, La Porte, League City, Deer Park, Friendswood and Houston. Call us today at 713-941-1812 or come by our office located at 3421 Burke Rd #1, Pasadena, Texas 77504.