Dental implants have completely revolutionized dentistry. With implant dentistry steak and corn-on-the-cob are no longer just a memory for people with tooth loss. Dental implants bring back chewing strength, appearance, dental health and function. All of this is done without damaging adjacent teeth like the old fashioned dental options. Pasadena, Texas Dentist Dr. Nugent is a leader in dental implants.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is simply an artificial substitute for a tooth root. The dental implant is made out of titanium and is inserted into the jawbone. There the jawbone will grow up to and fuse with the dental implant in a processes called osseointegration. Once the implant is fused to the jawbone Dr. Nugent can attach the pieces to the implant to complete the tooth.
What are the parts of a Dental Implant?
- Dental Implant – is the titanium cylinder that is placed into the jaw and serves as the artificial tooth root.
- Abutment – is the piece that screws into the implant and will serve as the foundation for the porcelain crown.
- Crown – the prosthesis that is made out of porcelain and looks and feels like a tooth.
Why get Dental Implants?
Over 42% of people age 65 and older have a missing tooth or teeth. Dentures sometimes work. However, the vast majority of patients hate their dentures. In fact, old fashioned dentures accelerate the loss of gum tissue and bone and thus quicken the deterioration of the mouth.
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that:
- Does not damage teeth
- Preserves and stimulates jawbone
- Designed to last a lifetime
- Never get decay
- Never get a cavity
- Replaces the entire tooth
Get the best in dental implant dentistry for your family. See why Pasadena and Deer Park trust Dr. Nugent for their implant needs. Dr. Nugent is one of a few dentists that utilizes a 3D conebeam machine for more precise implant placement and evaluation.
Visit us at 3421 Burke Rd #1 , Pasadena, Texas 77504 or call us at 713-941-1812.
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