Dental Implants Replace Missing Teeth:
Dental implants represent the most advanced, longest lasting and best way to replace missing teeth. They replicate a tooth from the root on up to the crown. Thus, they look, feel and function like a natural tooth. Implants are conservative dentistry because they do not damage teeth like old fashioned bridges. Because implants are implanted into the bone, they stimulate and preserve bone levels. Lastly, dental implants are the longest lasting tooth replacement option. Implants can never get decay and will never need a root canal.
Dental Implants are truly the best way to replace missing teeth. Dr. Nugent’s parents and in-laws all lost a tooth. He completed dental implant therapy on all of his family members. Get the same high level of implant dentistry as Dr. Nugent’s family receives. Dr. Nugent sees patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, League City, Friendswood and Seabrook, Texas. Call our friendly office to see how dental implants can help you regain optimal dental health.
Our office is located at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena Texas. Get the best in dental implant care for you and your family.
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REPLACING LOST TEETH
Your whole body is impacted by your teeth. You are healthier when they are healthy. A lost tooth may have an impact on how you bite, speak, and choose your food. Your chances of having damaged, lost, or prematurely worn-out teeth rise as you rely more on your remaining teeth. You can also feel discomfort in your jaw or and pain when eating.
When teeth are lost the the jaw practically melts away as a result of missing teeth. Within the first year following tooth loss, people often lose 25% of the supporting structure of their jawbone. Since bone repair becomes more difficult with time, dental implants are more straightforward to insert when teeth are first pulled. Exactly like your natural teeth, implants are anchored in the jawbone.
WHY GO WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS INSTEAD OF MORE TRADITIONAL TYPES OF RESTORATIONS?
There are numerous causes: In order to fill the gap left by a missing tooth or teeth, a dental bridge may sacrifice the structure of neighboring healthy teeth. Additionally, taking out a denture or “partial” at night may be painful, and having a denture slip can be unsightly.
Dental implants: WHAT ARE THEY?
A root and a crown make up a natural tooth. Natural teeth and replacement teeth supported by implants share many of the same structural components. Each has a crown, which is the visible portion utilized for chewing food. Both have a root that attaches to the jaw and holds the tooth firmly in place beneath the gum. The difference is that the implant is constructed of titanium, the same tried-and-true substance that doctors use to create prosthetic joints. Both the root and the crown are lost when a tooth is lost.
It takes time for the bone surrounding the dental implant to mend and grow. A sturdy base for artificial teeth is created when the bone and titanium connect. A new replacement tooth (crown) is then affixed to the implant and a support post (abutment) is attached to it. In many instances, the implant can be connected to a temporary replacement tooth right away after it has been inserted. There are several treatment methods available to support the replacement teeth if all of your teeth are missing.