Is your smile compromised by the effects of tooth loss?
Dental Implants Can Provide the Solution to Restore a Beautiful Smile
La Porte, Texas Patients find it difficult to maintain high self-confidence when they are missing teeth, especially when the missing teeth are visible when they smile. Missing teeth cause decreased self-esteem and create many health problems. When teeth are missing the support bone and gum tissue rapidly disappears. Teeth will start to collapse into the missing space. The shifting teeth can cause bite problems that affect the jaw muscles and jaw joint. Patients will sometimes have to alter their diet and proper nutrition compromised.
A Missing Tooth Causes the Teeth to Shift
From his Pasadena dental office Dr. Nugent has been able to help La Porte, Texas residents restore their missing teeth with dental implants. Dental implants are the most innovative and longest lasting method to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are designed to duplicate the form, function and appearance of natural teeth.
The titanium implant, abutment and cosmetic porcelain crown are the three parts of a dental implant. The titanium implant is inserted into the jaw bone where it acts like a natural tooth root. The abutment is screwed into the implant and will serve as the foundation for the cosmetic crown. The fully restored dental implant functions just like a natural tooth. Patients clean the restored dental implant by brushing and flossing (just like one does on natural teeth). Furthermore, dental implants will never decay and will never need a root canal.
Dental Bridge Damages Adjacent Teeth Dental Bridges Protect Adjacent Teeth:
Dental implants do not damage nearby teeth like bridges or partial dentures. In fact, dental implants are the most conservative tooth replacement option because dental implants do not damage teeth.
Dental Implants Preserve Bone Levels:
One of the greatest advantages of dental implants is the ability of a dental implant to preserve bone. When a tooth is lost the bone and gum tissue rapidly disappears. A dental implant transmits the forces of chewing to the gum tissue and bone. This transmission of chewing forces stimulates and preserves bone and gum tissue levels.
For La Porte residents that are in dentures or about to go into dentures, dental implants can be used to support and stabilize dentures. Old fashioned dentures are miserable. They need messy denture adhesive to try to keep them in place. Old fashioned dentures are loose and slip during talking, laughing and eating. Dr. Nugent can utilize dental implants to create a stable denture. The implant denture will literally “snap” on the special dental implant abutments. No longer is the denture just floating on the gum tissue. Now the dental implant denture is locked into position. Dental implant dentures give La Porte residents back their lives.
Pasadena, Texas Dentist Michael Nugent is extremely passionate about dental implants. He has completed dental implants on three family members, three of his employees and an employee’s daughter. Dental implants are the best way to replace teeth and that is why Dr. Nugent used dental implants on his family and friends. Dr. Nugent helps patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, League City, Friendswood, Clearlake, Pearland, Webster and Houston, Texas.
For excellence in dental implant care, call Dr. Nugent. Let Dr. Nugent restore your self-confidence by giving you a beautiful smile with dental implants. See why Dr. Nugent is the regional leader in dental implant therapy.