What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are the greatest option today to replace missing teeth. An implant is an artificial tooth root, placed in your jaw. The implant will act as an artificial tooth root and then is used as a support for replacement teeth such as crowns or bridges. Your new teeth are anchored firmly in the jawbone and you don’t have to remove them to clean around them.
Dental implants have made it possible for patients to avoid dentures and partial dentures. Implants improve your ability to chew and eliminate facial changes such as shrinkage around the corners of the mouth from denture use.
Why We Recommend Dental Implants
The loss of a single tooth can have serious consequences for the rest of your mouth, but with dental implants, it’s like you never lost a tooth at all. The absence of even one tooth will cause surrounding teeth to shift and weaken over time.
The jaw structure is affected because the root of the missing tooth is also gone. The bone will shrink in this area. Dental implants are anchored into the jaw, much like a natural tooth. This helps to support and stabilize the surrounding teeth and preserve the jawbone.
How Long Does it Take to Get Dental Implants?
Once Dr. Nugent places the dental implants, you will need four to five months to fully integrate with the surrounding bone and gum tissue. If you have a set of dentures, you may wear them while your implants are fusing with the jaw bone.
Once the dental implants are secure, an impression will be made to fabricate your new tooth.
How Do I Care for Dental Implants?
Dental implants require the least maintenance of any tooth replacement method. To care for dental implants, you only need to brush and floss just as you would natural teeth. Implants can not get cavities, With dental implants, you may forget you were ever missing a tooth to begin
Call our Pasadena Texas Dental office at 713-941-8261 to see how Dr. Nugent is changing lives with Dental implants. Our office is located at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas.
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