Dental Implant Dentistry Deer Park Texas:
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a permanent artificial tooth root replacement. The dental implant is a titanium cylinder that is placed into the jawbone. Once the bone heals and fuses to the dental implant, then the implant can be restored to look like a tooth. Also, Dr. Nugent can utilize dental implants to be an anchor for implant dentures.
What are the parts to a dental implant?
A dental implant is comprised of three parts. 1.) The dental implant is the titanium cylinder that is placed into the jawbone and will be the artificial root replacement. 2) The abutment is the foundation for the new crown that is screwed into the dental implant. 3) The crown goes over the abutment and looks, feels and functions like a new tooth.
What does dental implant surgery entail?
Dr. Nugent places the dental implants into the jawbone where they are allowed to heal. The bone will grow up to and fuse with the titanium dental implant in a process called osseointegration.
Next, Dr. Nugent will take impressions in order to create the custom abutment and crown.
How long is the procedure for dental implants?
Receiving a dental implant is a two step process. After the dental implant is inserted into the jawbone, the implant is allowed to heal between three and six months depending on bone conditions at time of placement. After the healing processes where the bone fuses to the implant then it is three weeks to have the abutment and crown completed.
Does dental implant surgery hurt?
Everyone is different. However, Dr. Nugent’s patients no discomfort after surgery. Most never take their prescription pain medication and only use over the counter pain relief medication. Getting a tooth extracted is much more painful and biological stressing on your body.
How long should a dental implant last?
Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. They will never get decay or need a root canal. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that stimulates and preserves bone levels. With proper home care, regular dental visits, and good overall health, dental implants should be considered almost permanent.
How do I care for dental implants?
Treat your new dental implant tooth just like a natural tooth. Dental implants need to be brushed, flossed and checked regularly by Dr. Nugent. Although dental implants can never get decay, it is vital to keep them clean. The bacteria that cause gum disease can destroy gum tissue and bone and jeopardize your dental implant. However, with regular brushing and flossing this will not be a problem
Can I eat normally with dental implants?
Absolutely! Dental implants are the strongest tooth replacement option. They are made of titanium and porcelain. They rival the chewing forces of natural teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants:
- Longevity: Dental implants are a long-term treatment for damaged teeth. They will never get decay or need a root canal.
- Cosmetics: Dental implants appear and feel like natural teeth, restoring your confidence and allowing you to smile again.
- Dental implants work similarly to natural teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and chew properly.
- Dental implants prevent bone loss.
Dr. Michael Nugent is a regional leader in dental implant care. He is one of a select few general dentists that can both surgically place and then restore your dental implant. Your dental treatment will be completed by one doctor. Dr. Nugent will be in control of your dental health from start to finish. Furthermore, Dr. Nugent has invested in 3D X-ray technology in order to perform his implant surgery my safe and predictable. Dr. Nugent’s dental office is located at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504. Get the best in dental implant care for you and your family.