Preserve Bone with Dental Implants

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Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants in Pasadena, Texas

When you lose a tooth, it can change the way you eat, speak, and the way you feel about yourself. You might think only of partial or full dentures with their ineffective adhesives when you think about tooth replacement. However, the best and most technologically advanced way to replace missing teeth is with dental implants. Dr. Nugent performs dental implant teeth surgeries in his office. He is one a few general dentist that can handle your implant dentistry needs from start to finish. Who better to place your dental implant then by the dentist who is going to restore the dental implants to look like teeth?

Get the natural look and feel with dental implants. Dental implants replicate the structure of natural teeth.

pasadenaimplantA dental implant consists of three parts:

  1. Dental Implant- the titanium cylinder that is placed into the bone that acts like a tooth root.
  2. Abutment- the portion that screws into the implant and will serve as the foundation for the crown.
  3. Crown- the porcelain restoration that will completely mimic a tooth.

 

A dental implant is permanently anchored when the bone fuses around the dental implant locking it into place. Dental implants look, function and feel similar to your own teeth. You will brush and floss your new implant tooth just like natural teeth.

Preserve Bone Health with Dental Implants

Dental implants were invented in the 1970’s and have been proven safe and effective. Dental implants have greater long term advantages as compared to outdated removable dentures. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option to preserve bone health. This is possible because the forces of chewing simulate the bone that has fused around the dental implant keeping the bone healthy and robust.

When a tooth is lost there is immediate bone loss. This bone loss continues forever. Furthermore, if a plastic removable denture is over the missing tooth space the denture will actually accelerate the bone loss. Large amounts of bone loss can cause a change in the underlying facial structure. This typically results in sunken cheeks, a receding chin and a premature elderly appearance. Protect your bone by choosing dental implants.

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Already in Dentures?

If you are already in dentures, Dr. Nugent can usually use your existing dentures and convert them to dental implant dentures. These dentures “snap” onto the dental implants providing a stable and secure denture.

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About:

Dr. Michael Nugent is a family dentist located at 3421 Burke Rd, Pasadena, Texas 77504.  Dr. Nugent is a regional leader in implant dentistry. Discover why so many patients travel to utilize the knowledge and experience of Dr. Nugent. Get the best in dental implant care for you and your family. Call our office today at 713-941-8261 to schedule your appointment today!