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Wisdom Teeth Extractions Pasadena Texas

What are Wisdom Teeth Extractions? Wisdom teeth typically begin to develop in early adulthood. There is usually not enough space in the mouth for them to fully come in. Then they can become very challenging but the problems they cause. Wisdom teeth that are impacted may be painful, uncomfortable and cause infections and damage to […]

Dental Exam and Cleanings

What are Dental Exams and Cleanings? Dental exams check for dental problems that can compromise the health and overall wellness of your teeth and gum tissue. Cleanings are done to remove hardened plaque, tartar and stains. This improve the look and quality of the teeth and gums. Both dental exams and teeth cleanings should be […]

5 Reasons to Consider Getting Dental Implants

With proper care and maintenance, your teeth should last a lifetime. It’s why you should come to Dr. Nugent and Dr. Ficken to get regular cleanings and oral health checkups. However, if you have lost a tooth, there’s no need for despair. There are several options for restoring your smile after you’ve lost a tooth. […]

Dental Implants with Dr. Nugent

A Long-Lasting Way to Restore Teeth What is a dental implant? A dental implant is a titanium-based prosthesis that we use in order to replace missing teeth. What are the advantages of dental implants? The main advantage of dental implants is that they can replace missing teeth without affecting the neighboring teeth. For example, if […]

Dental Implant Options in Pasadena Texas

Single Dental Implant The most technologically advanced way to replace a single missing tooth is with a beautiful porcelain crown on top of a dental implant. The dental implant is a titanium cylinder that is placed in the jawbone. There the dental implant performs all the functions of the root of the natural tooth it […]

Do Dental Implants Hurt?

Dr. Nugent is dental implant treatment painful? Most dental implant patients report soreness for one or two days after the surgical dental implant placement. Usually over the counter pain medication works to elevate the soreness. However if needed, a prescription for pain medication will be provided. Dr. Nugent’s patients almost always report that getting the […]

All-on-Four Deer Park Texas

Dr. Nugent, How is the All-on-4 different from a denture? The All-on-4 Dental Implant Protocol provides patients with new teeth that do not come out. The teeth are firmly fixed in place, and look, feel and function like natural teeth. The all-on-4 utilizes digital X-rays and computer modeling to plan optimal dental implant placement BEFORE […]

Pasadena Texas Cosmetic Dental Implant Dentist

Dental implants preserve bone. Why would a dentist propose a tooth-supported bridge? You deserve the best in dental care. Unfortunately, some dentists have not staid current with modern dentistry. Dentists are using old fashioned techniques and they are doing procedures that they know how to do. Some dentist have not invested in continuing education to […]

Extract Tooth Place Implant

Dr. Nugent, would you ever suggest extracting a tooth and replacing it with an implant? Absolutely!! Sometimes extracting failing or about to fail natural teeth is the most conservative option. Dr. Nugent loves to save natural teeth. However, is the long term prognosis for a natural tooth is not good then it does not make […]

Dental Implant Cost

How does the cost of dental implant compare to other teeth replacement options? Dental implants are initially more expensive than old fashioned teeth replacement options such as bridges or partial dentures. However, the long term prognosis of dental implant teeth make dental implants the superior financial investment. For replacing a single missing tooth the most […]

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