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La Porte Texas Dental Implants:

La Porte, get the most advanced teeth replacement available. Dental Implants are the gold standard when replacing dental implants. Nothing in dentistry will last longer and replicate a lost tooth as well as a dental implant. The implant replaces the entire lost tooth to provide unmatched cosmetics and function.

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The loss of a tooth can severely affect your eating patters, self-esteem and appearance. Missing teeth in your mouth can distract from an otherwise amazing smile. Unfortunately, missing teeth convey a negative stereotype of lower-class and low education. Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth by offering a permanent solution. Implants mimic your natural teeth from the root on up. They look, feel and function just like natural teeth and prevent further deterioration of your mouth. Dental implants will give you something to smile about!

Dental Implants:

  • Best and Longest lasting tooth replacement option
  • Create long-lasting cosmetic smiles
  • Cosmetically pleasing – they look like real teeth.
  • Functional – they look, feel and function like real teeth.
  • Awesome to your diet – you can eat and chew again without pain or irritation. Foods that were forbidden are now back in the diet!
  • Do not damage your teeth, gum tissue and bone like bridges and dentures.
  • Maintain bone levels- implants help maintain bone levels and support your facial tissues. This eliminates the “gaunt” look of people that are missing teeth.
  • Able to provide anchor points for dentures. No more distasteful adhesives.
  • Allow you to enjoy your favorite foods- the bulky plastic of dentures diminishes the flavor of foods.
  • Support Healthy Bone Structure- implants maintain bone levels and support facial tissues.
  • Restore Self-confidence- recapture your social lifestyle and self-esteem after tooth loss.

La Porte trusts Dr. Nugent for his expertise and skills with dental implants. Dr. Nugent is one of the few general dentists that has a 3-D x-ray machine. This allows Dr. Nugent to “virtually” plan your dental implant surgery before hand. Dr. Nugent will know everything about the anatomy in the proposed implant site as well as where vital anatomical structures are that must be avoided.

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Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are made out of titanium. The replacement root gets placed into the jaw bone and there the bone will fuse and bond to the dental implant.

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Once the dental implant is anchored into the jaw bone Dr. Nugent can create a cosmetic replacement tooth. Dental implant teeth are the only tooth replacement option that preserves and stimulates jaw bone. Furthermore, dental implants will never need a root canal and will never get decay.

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It is not science fiction. Dentistry offers the most comprehensive and amazing way to replace missing body parts (teeth). It is hard to fathom a medical doctor replacing a part of your body where no one can tell the difference and you have full and confident use of the new body part.

With advancements in Dental Implant Technology, Dr. Nugent can replace your health and smile with dental implants. Cosmetic dental implants can dramatically improve your self-confidence, self-esteem, health and quality of life.

Dental implants provide a lasting cosmetic solution for replacing a single tooth, several teeth, or all your teeth. Implants are the most successful dental treatment options available for replacing missing teeth. The implant is a titanium post that is placed in the bone and replicates a natural tooth root. On top of the implant a tooth can be placed or special connectors to anchor implant dentures. Furthermore, implants can be used to create dental implant bridges. The advantage of the implant bridge is that it can replace multiple teeth with minimum dental implants.

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Strong, Durable and Natural looking – Dental implants give patients the same biting/chewing forces as natural teeth. This is because the implant is anchored in the jawbone just like natural teeth. Furthermore, the implant tooth emerges from the gum tissue just like natural teeth. This creates the life like appearance of the implant tooth.

High Success Rate – Dental implants have been around for decades. The success rates for implants is between 96 and 99%. Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime and will most likely outlive you! Implants are the best treatment and financial option for replacing missing teeth.

Permanent Solutions – Dentures and bridges may require replacement. Dentures accelerate gum and bone loss. Dentures lose stability and become even more unstable. Old fashioned bridges fail about half the time in the 10 to 13 year mark. When the bridge fails it is a immense dental and financial problem for patients.

Easily Maintained – Dental Implants are cleaned just like natural teeth. No getting out of regular brushing and flossing. Old fashioned bridges merge teeth together and cleaning them is very difficult.

Preserves Healthy Teeth – Healthy neighboring teeth are not harmed or affected since these teeth are not used for support (as they are for bridges).

Advanced Way to Anchor Dentures — Dental implants allow dentures to SNAP onto the implants creating a extremely stable implant denture.

Dental Implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. Pasadena Texas Dentist Dr. Michael Nugent is a leader in dental implant therapy. Come see why Dr. Nugent is known as THE PASADENA TEXAS DENTIST.

Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the gold standard when replacing teeth. The following list will help determine if you are a candidate:

General Health – As a rule of thumb, if you are well enough for routine dental care, you are probably a candidate for dental implants.

Age – Age is not a limiting factor in dental implant care. Dr. Nugent has completed dental implants on patients in the 80s. For children missing teeth, dental implants are delayed until the jaw bone has stopped growing.

Dentures – Patients with dentures can upgrade their dentures to implant dentures. The implants make dentures more stable, secure and comfortable.

Smoking – Smoking can decrease the success of dental implants. However, patients who smoke can still receive dental implant care.

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Reasons For Dental Implants

The bulk of the upper and lower jaw exists to support teeth.  When teeth are lost, the jaw bone will atrophy and disappear. People who have lost teeth will appear more elderly because of loss of bony contours.

All bone needs stimulation. Normal chewing transmits forces to the bone stimulating the bone. If the bone is not stimulated then the bone will disappear. When a tooth is lost the underlying bone is no longer need to support the tooth. The chewing forces are not transmitted to the bone and rapid bone loss occurs. Dental implants are the only treatment option that stimulates and preserves the jaw bone.



Dental implants are unique because they are the only tooth replacement option that will stimulate and preserve bone.

Teeth are designed to work together to distribute chewing forces. When even one tooth is lost the remaining teeth must tolerate excessive forces. Also, teeth want to touch other teeth. So the tooth opposing the missing tooth will move up in the bone trying to touch its chewing partner. Likewise, the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth will collapse into the missing space as the adjacent teeth look for the missing tooth.  This shifting of the teeth can cause chewing pain and accelerated tooth loss.

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Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant avoids the problems of shifting teeth because a dental implant functions just like a real tooth.

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Bone is lost after teeth are removed.  This bone loss causes a shortening of the face over time and creates an elderly look. Bone loss is rapid with tooth loss. Dental implants preserve bone levels by transmitting chewing forces to the bone. Therefore, bony contours are preserved and dental implants can help keep you looking young.

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Missing teeth (especially in the front) can cause you to not smile and be self-conscious.  Replacing missing teeth will cosmetic dental implant will give you back your confidence to laugh and smile.

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Depending on what research journals you look at, dental implants have long term success rates of 95% to 98%.  Old fashioned dental bridges on average last ten to fifteen years. Dealing with failing bridges can become extremely expensive and technically challenging. Replacing failing bridges will be very expensive over thirty or forty years of use. The two main reasons bridges fail are because the teeth supporting the bridge get decay or have failed root canals. A great advantage of dental implants is that a dental implant will never get a cavity or need a root canal.

Dr. Nugent welcomes La Porte, Texas patients to his Pasadena, Texas Dental Office. Come see for yourself why Dr. Nugent is a regional leader in implant dentistry. Call 713-941-1812 to set up a dental implant consultation.

Still have Questions About Dental Implants?

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Nugent and discover how dental implants can change your life. Dr. Nugent has been helping patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, League City and Friendswood Texas. See for yourself why Dr. Nugent is known as THE PASADENA TEXAS DENTIST. Call our office to schedule your dental implant appointment. Get the best in dental care!

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Multiple Missing Teeth:

A great treatment that La Porte residents loves is a dental implant bridge. This treatment allows Dr. Nugent to replace multiple missing teeth with only two dental implants.

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Discover why La Porte Texas residents make the short drive to our office. Get the best in dental implant care for you and your family.

Dr. Nugent has become the go to implant dentist in the greater Pasadena, Texas area. Patients travel from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, League City and Friendswood Texas. With Dr. Nugent’s excellent bedside manner and easy going personality, he has become a favorite of referring doctors and patients. Ge the best in dental implant care for you and your family. Trust the experience and passion of Dr. Nugent to help you get the the smile of your dreams. See for yourself why Dr. Nugent has been voted BEST DENTIST in PASADENA TEXAS multiple times. Call our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nugent. See why so many La Porte, Texas patients get dental implants from Dr. Nugent.