If you have lost a single tooth due to trauma, decay or periodontal disease (gum disease), Dr. Nugent can replace that tooth with a dental implant. Dental implants are the best treatment for replacement of missing teeth. Dental implants do not damage other surrounding healthy teeth. Unlike dental bridges or partial dentures, dental implants do not utilize adjacent teeth to support the missing tooth.
To replace a single tooth, Dr. Nugent places a dental implant into the area where the tooth is missing. The dental implant will mimic a natural tooth root. The jaw bone will grow up to and fuse with the dental implant locking it into place. Once the bone healing is complete, impressions will be taken to start making your tooth. The “abutment” is then screwed into the implant and then the cosmetic dental crown will go over the abutment. The end result is that you have a new dental implant tooth that looks, functions and feels just like a natural tooth.
Replacing Multiple Teeth with Dental Implants
After many years of use, teeth can get damaged, chipped, cracked, or lost due to trauma, decay or gum disease. Even people with great oral dental hygiene can face dental problems as they age. Many medications cause a dry mouth which leads to tooth loss. Missing multiple teeth has a negative effect on how you look, feel and chew.
Dental implants are the best treatment for missing teeth because unlike partials, dental implants do not compromise neighboring teeth. Partial dentures will place stress on the neighboring teeth leading them to fail. Partials dentures are bulky and most patients do not like having this excessive bulky material in their mouths. Furthermore, the partial denture will cover the roof of the mouth or runs along the inside of your lower teeth. Dental implants are stable in the jawbone. They do not come out and feel just like natural teeth. Dental bridges require the aggressive cutting down of natural teeth to support the bridge. Dental implants avoid this irreversible damage to adjacent teeth.
Multiple Teeth Replaced with Dental Implants
To replace multiple teeth, Dr. Nugent can create a dental implant bridge. The dental implants are inserted into the jawbone. Once the bone has fused to the titanium implants Dr. Nugent will attach the bridge. The biggest advantage of a dental implant bridge is that Dr. Nugent can replace multiple teeth while using only two dental implants.
Dr. Nugent’s patients who have dental implant bridges state they:
- they look better
- feel better
- increased self-confidence
- smile more
- can eat the foods they love
Enjoy the many benefits of dental implant dentistry. Pasadena, Texas Implant Dentist Dr. Michael Nugent is a regional leader in dental implant care.
Get the best in dental implant care for you and your family.
Visit us at 3421 Burke Rd #1, Pasadena, Texas 77504.
Call us at 713-941-1812