There are many ways to replace missing teeth. However, dental implants are the superior choice. Dr. Nugent used dental implants to replace teeth on his parents, in-laws, friends and staff. There is no tooth replacement option that will provide a longer lasting result. Dental implants also help protect tooth supporting jaw bone that naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost. The continuous bone loss after tooth removal is forever. Loss of jaw bone is one of the chief hidden consequences of losing teeth.
A dental implant is a titanium cylinder that replaces the root of a missing tooth. The surgical procedure Dr. Nugent uses to place the implant is really quite minor and routine. The surgery requires only local anesthesia in most cases. After a healing period where the bone fuses with the implant, the implant is restored with a cosmetic porcelain crown. Implants have a historical success rate of 95% to 98%, which is significantly higher than any other tooth replacement option in dentistry.
Do Dental Implants Hurt?
Tooth Replacement Options Using Dental Implants, Dental implants can replace missing teeth in a variety of ways. They can be used to:
Replace One Tooth — When you have one tooth missing, a single implant is placed into the jaw bone to replace the root part of the missing tooth. Then a crown is placed on top to simulate a natural tooth. Dental implants have the highest success rate, making it the best long term financial investment for replacing a missing tooth. A dental implant will never decay and will never need root canal treatment. Plus, a dental implant is brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth. The dental implant is permanent and does not come out at night like other old fashioned dental options.
Replace Multiple Teeth — When replacing multiple teeth, dental implants offer an ideal replacement platform. You don’t have to use one implant for every missing tooth. Instead, Dr. Nugent can use implants to create a dental implant bridge. For instance, if you are missing three teeth in a row, Dr. Nugent can place two implants, one on either side of the gap and then make a bridge. Three teeth will be restored but only two dental implants will be used.
Replace All Teeth Permanently — Dental implants can support an entire arch of upper or lower teeth. This way the entire mouth can be restored with new teeth that are never removed. With the All on Four Dental Implant Solution, Dr. Nugent can make complete new teeth on as as few as 4 implants. This revolutionary implant processes takes place in one day. Patients leave the office with complete function teeth. The dental implants will preserve the jawbone. The dental prosthesis does not come out at night and gives patients the ability to eat anything they want.
Dental Implant Dentures — Dental implants can even make old fashioned dentures more comfortable, effective and healthier to wear. Old fashioned dentures simply rest on the gum tissue. They are mobile and rub the gum tissue causing painful ulcers. Furthermore, the dentures fall out during talking, laughing and eating causing extreme embarrassment. Old fashioned dentures actually accelerate the bone loss in the jaw bone. Dr. Nugent can create dental implant dentures that are stable and secure. These dentures utilize implants as supports and the dentures “snap” into place. The dentures are stable and do move. These dentures give patients back their confidence as they know the dentures will not come out. There is no more slipping while you eat and speak, and preserves the bone directly beneath them.
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