There are many dental benefits to dental implants. However it is the intangible effects like improving your self-esteem and self-confidence that is truly amazing. A dental implant can prove to be a life changing event.
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With dental implants, the appearance of your smile will be more natural. That is because dental implants replicate natural teeth. Dental implants will feel and function just like natural teeth. No more ugly tooth replacement options like bridges and partial dentures. Dental implants looks, feel and function like natural teeth.
If a patient is already in dentures then dental implants can dramatically improve a patients’ life. This is because Dr. Nugent can make dentures lock onto dental implants to provide extreme stable dental implants. Denture patients no longer have to worry about sore spots on their gum tissue, lose dentures, and limited dietary options. With implant dentures you can say good-bye to messy dental adhesives. The dental implants are anchored in the jawbone and the denture will snap into place on top of the dental implant. Implant dentures give patients improved speech, comfort, self-confidence and appearance.
A dental implant preserves bone and thus preserves the integrity of facial contours.
When teeth are lost the bone that supported the tooth is no longer needed. The bone starts to dissolve. This loss of bone can cause problems with other teeth. When enough bone is lost the cheeks and chin will appear sunken in and gaunt. If all the teeth are missing then the lower third of the face will collapse and the patient will have an elderly appearance. The beauty of dental implants is that they stimulate and preserve bone.
The use of dental implants can lead to better overall health.
Patients missing teeth tend to have a softer diet due to limited chewing forces. Patients missing teeth have problems eating fresh fruits and vegetables. They cannot eat the foods they love. Dental implants significantly improve chewing forces. Therefore, patients can have a more nutritious and healthy diet.
Dental implants do not hurt nearby teeth and are superior to dental bridges and partial dentures.
Dental implants are independent of your other teeth. In other words, using dental implants to replace missing teeth does not harm adjacent teeth. With dental bridges teeth on both sides of the missing tooth have to be extensively cut down to allow room for the dental bridge. Because of the large amount of tooth that has to be down, many times teeth supporting bridges will need root canals. The root canals can fail and will mean the bridge and failed root canaled tooth will have to be removed. Also, bridges are harder to keep clean because you cannot easily floss a bridge. Often the teeth supporting the bridge will get cavities. Then the entire bridge will have to be remade. With dental implants patients brush and floss their dental implants just like natural teeth. This is because dental implants replicate natural teeth.
Partial dentures have clasps that grab onto the remaining teeth. The bulky plastic denture fills in the missing teeth but puts excessive forces on the remaining teeth. Also, the clasps can make cleaning your teeth more difficult. Because additional forces are placed on the remaining teeth, a partial denture can put excessive forces on the remaining teeth and cause the natural teeth to become lose and eventually fall out.
Dr. Nugent proudly sees patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, Friendswood, La Porte and Clear Lake at his Pasadena Texas Dental Office. To find out how dental implants can change your life call 713-941-8261. Visit out office at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504.