Dental Implants, A Permanent Cosmetic Solution for Replacing Lost Teeth
It is not science fiction. Dentistry offers the most comprehensive and amazing way to replace missing body parts (teeth). It is hard to fathom a medical doctor replacing a part of your body where no one can tell the difference and you have full and confident use of the new body part.
With advancements in Dental Implant Technology, Dr. Nugent can replace your health and smile with dental implants. Cosmetic dental implants can dramatically improve your self-confidence, self-esteem, health and quality of life.
Dental implants provide a lasting cosmetic solution for replacing a single tooth, several teeth, or all your teeth. Implants are the most successful dental treatment options available for replacing missing teeth. The implant is a titanium post that is placed in the bone and replicates a natural tooth root.
On top of the implant a tooth can be placed or special connectors to anchor implant dentures. Furthermore, implants can be used to create dental implant bridges. The advantage of the implant bridge is that it can replace multiple teeth with minimum dental implants.
Benefits of Implant Dentistry
Strong, Durable and Natural looking – Dental implants give patients the same biting/chewing forces as natural teeth. This is because the implant is anchored in the jawbone just like natural teeth. Furthermore, the implant tooth emerges from the gum tissue just like natural teeth. This creates the life like appearance of the implant tooth.
High Success Rate – Dental implants have been around for decades. The success rates for implants is between 96 and 99%. Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime and will most likely outlive you! Implants are the best treatment and financial option for replacing missing teeth.
Permanent Solutions – Dentures and bridges may require replacement. Dentures accelerate gum and bone loss. Dentures lose stability and become even more unstable. Old fashioned bridges fail about half the time in the 10 to 13 year mark. When the bridge fails it is a immense dental and financial problem for patients.
Easily Maintained – Dental Implants are cleaned just like natural teeth. No getting out of regular brushing and flossing. Old fashioned bridges merge teeth together and cleaning them is very difficult.
Preserves Healthy Teeth – Healthy neighboring teeth are not harmed or affected since these teeth are not used for support (as they are for bridges).
Advanced Way to Anchor Dentures – Dental implants allow dentures to SNAP onto the implants creating a extremely stable implant denture.
Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the gold standard when replacing teeth. The following list will help determine if you are a candidate:
•General Health – As a rule of thumb, if you are well enough for routine dental care, you are probably a candidate for dental implants.
•Age – Age is not a limiting factor in dental implant care. Dr. Nugent has completed dental implants on patients in the 80s. For children missing teeth, dental implants are delayed until the jaw bone has stopped growing.
•Dentures – Patients with dentures can upgrade their dentures to implant dentures. The implants make dentures more stable, secure and comfortable.
•Smoking – Smoking can decrease the success of dental implants. However, patients who smoke can still receive dental implant care.
Still have Questions About Dental Implants?
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Nugent and discover how dental implants can change your life. Dr. Nugent has been helping patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, League City and Friendswood Texas. See for yourself why Dr. Nugent is known as THE PASADENA TEXAS DENTIST. Call our office to schedule your dental implant appointment. Get the best in dental care!
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