What is a dental implant ?
The design of a dental Implant is basically a copy of a natural tooth. A natural tooth is described as having two main parts:
1. The crown that sits above the gums.
2. The root that sits securely below the gum.
Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. They do not damage adjacent teeth like bridges or partial dentures. Dental implants can never get decay and will never need a root canal. They restore missing teeth from the jaw bone up through the gum tissue just like natural teeth. Furthermore, dental implants are the only tooth replacement options that stimulates and preserves bone. Lastly, dental implants are the longest lasting tooth replacement option in dentistry.
Not replacing a missing tooth:
Apart from the obvious cosmetic issues and self-esteem problems that will result, not replacing a missing tooth has dire consequences. Failing to replace a tooth that is lost will cause an increase in the forces that the remaining teeth have to withstand when chewing. Teeth are designed to work as a team. When a tooth is lost the chewing forces are not equally distributed. This will result in additional teeth potentially being lost as the chewing forces on the remaining teeth increase more and more, eventually leading to their loosening or fracture. Furthermore, teeth will start to shift and fall into the missing space created by a missing tooth. Teeth like to touch their chewing partners. When a tooth is lost the teeth will move through the bone trying to contact the lost tooth. This causes problems with the bite and causes jaw joint pain. Dental implants prevent teeth from shifting.
Dr. Nugent is a regional leader in dental implant care. His office is located at 3421 Burke Rd #1, Pasadena, Texas.
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