Single Tooth Replacement:
If you have lost a single tooth due to trauma, decay or gum disease, Dr. Nugent can replace it with a dental implant. Dental implants are the best replacement of missing teeth because they do not damage other surrounding healthy teeth. Unlike old fashioned dental bridges and partials, dental implants do not rely on the neighboring teeth to support the missing tooth.
To replace a single natural tooth, Dr. Nugent places a dental implant into the jaw bone where the tooth is missing. The implant will become a replacement root for the missing tooth, forming a solid base for which to build the tooth on. Next, an “abutment” is then screwed into the implant. The abutment serves as the foundation for which a cosmetic porcelain crown will rest. This completes the dental implant tooth. The new implant tooth will look, function and feel just like a natural tooth.
Multiple Teeth Replacement:
After years of use, teeth can wear down, chip, and crack. The can also be lost due to trauma, decay and gum disease. Missing multiple teeth not only has a negative effect on how you look, feel and chew. Missing multiple teeth can be harmful to your general health.
Dental implants are the best treatment for missing teeth because unlike bridges on natural teeth or partials, dental implants do not depend on neighboring teeth for support. Bridges on natural teeth require the aggressive cutting down of natural teeth to support the bridge. This irreversibly damages the once healthy tooth. Partials place increased stress on adjacent teeth leading them to fail. Partials require bulky metal or plastic to prostheses to be inserted into the mouth. Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing multiple teeth.
To replace multiple teeth, Dr. Nugent will place dental implants into the jawbone. The implants will be the new tooth roots and help maintain healthy bone density. Then Dr. Nugent will place the abutments and the dental implant bridge. A dental implant bridge replaces multiple teeth with the fewest implants possible.
Dr. Nugent is a regional leader in dental implant therapy and has helped Pasadena and Deer Park with their all their dental implant needs.
Dr. Nugent is one of the select few General Dentists that has the training and experience to both surgically place and restore dental implants.
Get everything done by the same doctor. Our office is located at 3421 Burke Rd #1 , Pasadena, Texas 77504.
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