Pasadena, Deer Park Texas Dental Implants
ARE YOU A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A DENTAL IMPLANT?
Undoubtedly, dental implants are of great benefits compared to other tooth replacement alternatives such as old fashioned dentures and bridges. Dental implants just like any other surgical procedure have prerequisites that must be verified by your dentist. Dr. Michael Nugent DDS encourages you to read these guidelines to help evaluate yourself on whether you will qualify as a good candidate for a dental implant or not.
Who is a good dental implant candidate?
The first important aspect of candidacy is that you should be in good health. Health conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes and cancer for instance may alter the capability of the implant to fuse with jawbone. More so, uncontrolled diabetes may alter your ability to heal after the dental implant. Gum diseases such as periodontal (gum) disease will too make you a bad candidate. Such diseases as gum diseases must foremost be treated before dental implant. Smoking can also decrease the success of implant therapy.
Two, a good candidate must have sufficient bone density since the dental implant is anchored into your bone. In the event you have insufficient bone density, the implant may fail for being unable to withstand the pressure exerted by chewing. This situation can however be corrected by having a bone graft to augment the availability of jaw bone.
Finally, since dental implants are like your normal teeth, observe oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly so as to keep the implant clean. Simply put, clean your dental implant the same way you do your natural teeth.
Dr. Michael Nugent is a Pasadena Texas Dental Implant Dentist. He has devoted a large part of his practice the the art and science of implant dentistry. He is one of the few general dentist in the country that has a 3-D Conebeam X-ray unit, surgically places dental implants and then restores the implant. You entire implant therapy can be done in one office by one doctor. Get the best in dental implant care for you and your family. Experience matters!
Visit us at 3421 Burke Rd #1, Pasadena, Texas 77504 or call us at 713-941-1812.
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