The Many Uses of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. Furthermore, dental implants can be used to secure and stabilize loose dentures. The entire implant process, from the surgical placement of implants to the cosmetic and functional final restorations, is completed in our Pasadena Texas Dental Office.
Dental Implants replace single missing teeth
A dental implant is the most modern way to replace a single missing tooth. The implants acts like a natural tooth root and will support a porcelain crown. Teeth next to the missing tooth do not need to be cut down to support a bridge. Plus, a dental implant will never get decay and will never need a root canal. Finally, dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that preserves and stimulates the jaw bone.
Dental Implant Bridges replace multiple teeth
If you are missing several teeth in a row, they can be restored with a dental implant bridge. An implant is not needed for every tooth being replaced. Three or four teeth can be replaced with only two dental implants for support. This is a great option to replace multiple teeth as it is a lower cost solution then replacing every tooth with an implant. Dental implants are made out of titanium. They are extremely strong and can stand up to the forces generated in chewing.
Dental Implant Dentures
Old fashioned dentures are problematic to wear. Patients hate the fit and constant movement of old style dentures. However, with dental implants Dr. Nugent can create stable and secure dentures. The dental implants are placed in the mouth where they fuse with the jaw bone. Now the implants are anchored into the jawbone and Dr. Nugent can utilize the implants to hold the denture. The implant dentures literally “snap” onto the implants. No more gross denture adhesives. No more limited diet. Eat the foods you love with dental implant dentures.
All on Four Dental Implant, Permanent New Teeth!
Let’s face it. Patients don’t want to take their teeth out at night. Patients desire to have the best treatment possible. Patients that have all their teeth missing or such bad teeth that they will need to come out now have a remarkable new restorative options. The All on Four Dental Implant procedure can give patients a complete non-removable solution. Patients will have a full set of teeth the day of the transforming implant surgery. The denture is screwed into the four implants. The All on Four dental implant procedure gives patients instant rehabilitation. No more embarrassment and no more dental struggles. Normal biting forces are completely restored, and you never have to take your teeth out!
Computer-guided Implant Placement and Cone Beam CT
Cone Beam CT allows Dr. Nugent to “digitally” plan your surgery beforehand. With the advanced 3-D imaging Dr. Nugent can visualize vital anatomical structures, bone volume and ideal implant size. This eliminates a lot of the guess work that was done in the past at the time of surgery. Furthermore, by knowing the precise location of the implant Dr. Nugent can perform a more conservative surgical approach while placing the dental implant.
For complex cases, Dr. Nugent will have a surgical guide made. This guide improves implant location and placement when there is a tight space.
Dr. Michael Nugent is a general dentist that has a strong focus on implant dentistry. He is a top regional provider in dental implant care. Dr. Nugent is a rare clinician that is trained in both the surgical placement and complexities of restoring dental implants into functional restorations. His office is located at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504. Get the best in dental implant care for you and your family.