Missing One Tooth

Pasadena, Deer Park Dental Implants:

There are many ways to replace a missing tooth. However, a dental implant is the best and longest lasting tooth replacement option.

Single Tooth Partial Denture:

Advantages:  Quick

Disadvantages:  Poor Fit, Patient’s hate having plastic appliance in their mouth, plastic appliance removed at night, bone loss where missing tooth was, gum tissue loss, gum irritation, non-cosmetic, diminished chewing ability, excess torque placed on remaining natural teeth.

Resin Bonded Bridge:

Advantages:  Quick

Disadvantages:  Needs adjacent teeth to be cut on, absence of tooth root causes bone and gum tissue to disappear, poor long term cosmetics, biting forces will eventually break the cement bond and the prosthesis will fall out.

Fixed Bridge:

Advantages:  Older dentist are familiar with bridges, quick

Disadvantages:  Natural teeth have to be aggressively cut down, the support teeth will be forever damaged, bridges are difficult to clean, bridges fail often to decay and complications from root canals, the bone and gum tissue will disappear where the tooth root once was, poor long term cosmetics, when bridge fails it is a catastrophic failure both financially and dentally

Dental Implants:

Advantages: Replace the natural tooth root, implant mimics a natural tooth, implant stimulates and preserves bone and gum tissue levels, only tooth replacement option that is in bone and comes out of the gum tissue, will never get decay, will never need a root canal, longest lasting tooth replacement option, best financial investment for tooth loss, brush and flossed just like natural teeth, implant follows the design and function of your natural teeth, excellent chewing forces, does not damage adjacent teeth like the other treatment options, fixed solution (does not come out at night)

Disadvantages: Takes several months

Bridges are outdated. Dental Implants are the most advanced and longest-lasting replacement option for missing teeth. Dental Implants are the treatment of choice and the standard of care for replacing teeth.

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Dr. Nugent is a general dentist in Pasadena, Texas. His office is located at 3421 Burke Rd. Dr. Nugent is one of a few general dentists that is capable of surgically placing and restoring dental implants. From start to finish you will be with Dr. Nugent and his team. Dr. Nugent has completed dental implants on his parents, in-laws, friends and team members. Dental implants are truly the best way to replace missing teeth. That is why Dr. Nugent choose to replace his loved one’s missing teeth with dental implants. Get the best in dental care for your family. Call our office today at 713-941-1812.

Dental implants replace missing teeth.