Tooth Loss and Dental Implants

 

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Teeth and the bone supporting teeth maintain the integrity and shape of our face. When you have all your teeth the muscles and cheeks are supported. Your facial height (the distance from you nose to your chin) appears normal when you have all of your teeth.

However, when the teeth are lost there is facial collapse. This is due to the loss of the teeth and the loss of bone that supported the teeth. The jaw bone will continue to shrink and disappear. Therefore, the muscles of the face and the cheeks will sag and appear limp.  Next, the jaw will protrude and become closer to the chin because there are no teeth to maintain facial height. This causes a condition called “witch’s chin”. All of these facial changes speed up the again processes by making the individual appear prematurely elderly.

Dental Implants Preserve Bone!

When you lose a tooth the absolute best way to replace the lost tooth is with a dental implant. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that stimulate and preserve bone levels. A dental implant is simply a replica of a natural tooth. A titanium tooth root is inserted into the bone. Then the tooth is anchored onto the titanium tooth root.

Bone Loss after Tooth Loss

Dental Implants in Pasadena Texas.

Dr. Michael Nugent is a regional leader in dental implants. He has a strong focus on the placement and restoration of dental implants. If you are missing a tooth call our office at 713-941-8261 and come talk to Dr. Nugent. Our office is located at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504

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Discover why Dr. Nugent has been voted Best Pasadena Texas Dentist multiple times. Dr. Nugent is one of the few trained dentists that is able to both surgically place dental implants and then restore the dental implants into beautiful teeth.

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