Pasadena Texas Dental Implants
Dental implants are “anchors” that can support a single replacement tooth or multiple replacement teeth. These so called anchors, are usually made of titanium because this metal can easily bond with bone and is strong enough to withstand the pressure of a human bite. Dr. Nugent recommends this procedure in consideration of the quality of the bone, the gums, the position of the various teeth that surrounds the site as well as the general and local health of the patient. The list of factors sounds intimidating but in reality, there are very few conditions that negate the procedure.
Dental Implant Placement
The dental implant is placed into the jawbone. There the bone will grow up to and fuse to the titanium implant. Once the implant is fused to the jawbone Dr. Nugent will attach the abutment and crown to give you a beautiful new tooth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
The strongest arguments for getting implants is that it will look as natural as a real tooth and just as strong, if not stronger. The replacement tooth or teeth will be modeled to look just like the remaining teeth in the your oral cavity. It will also be created in conjunction with the shapes and sizes of the teeth around it. This means your new dental implant will look, feel and function just like a natural tooth.
Another benefit of this particular procedure is that the titanium posts and the replacement teeth are designed to last a lifetime. Traditional bridges have a detrimental effect on the neighboring teeth where they are usually attached. Bridges usually fail within fifteen years because of the difficulty in cleaning the bridge. Bridges also fail due to the teeth dying because of the aggressive cutting down of the teeth that is necessary to support the bridge.
After this procedure, you do not need to worry about your face being misshapen due to gaps in your teeth. Sometimes, the skin on our face or cheeks take the form of whatever they are leaning on. This is unfortunately true if a person has several teeth missing. With dental implants for several missing teeth, you do not have to worry about having a shallow, sunken face because your skin follows the contour of your bone structure.
Bone loss is also prevented with this procedure because the titanium rods can stimulate bone growth and encourage better bone health compared to when missing teeth are left unfilled.
Compared to the solidness and stability of the integrated titanium rods, Removable dentures have a tendency of moving around when you are eating or speaking. This can be a cause for embarrassment if they suddenly fall out of your mouth. Implanted titanium rods and the replacement teeth are so solid and stable that no one will notice that you have them.
Although implants are similar to natural teeth, they will not develop cavities, tooth decay or need a root canal. The replacement teeth are considered permanent and you do not need to have a cleaning procedure for them aside from brushing them along with your natural teeth at least twice a day.
Do Dental Implants Hurt?
Get the best in dental implant care for you and your family. See why so many Pasadena and Deer Park Texas residents come to see Dr. Nugent. Visit us at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504.