Dental Implants History:
Dental implantology has made huge advances in just the past 20 years. However, the concept is anything but new.
The idea of replacing a tooth permanently into the jaw has been around since ancient times. Archeologists know the ancient Egyptians implanted precious stones into the jawbone when teeth were lost. Half a world away, Mayan ruins showed jawbones with tooth implants carved from seashells.
Tooth loss is one of humankind’s most common and ancient afflictions. This is why permanent replacement of teeth is one of Dentistry’s largest goals. If are missing any teeth, you probably understand why. Teeth are needed for proper oral hygiene, health and eating. Plus, teeth play the most important part in your smile.
In present day we know that titanium dental implants will fuse to jaw bone. This provides a secure tooth root replacement in which Dr. Nugent can place a permanent non-removable tooth.
Dental implants replace damaged or removed tooth roots with titanium cylinders. The implant commonly supports a porcelain crown or bridge to replace missing teeth.
Dental implants are suitable for replacing one or more missing teeth and won’t damage other teeth like dental bridges.
Dental implants are a common and successful tooth replacement option. A titanium screw is inserted into the jawbone to replace the tooth root in the implant surgery. The jawbone integrates with the implant, forming a solid foundation for a new prosthetic tooth.
Dental implant surgery is usually painless and patients can resume normal activities the same day.
After placement, the implant must heal for several months to fuse to the jawbone.
Dental implant treatment is safe and effective for lost teeth. Dental implants can last a lifetime and replace teeth naturally with proper care.
A major revolution is Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT). This advanced imaging is used to develop a 3-D model of the patient’s jawbone. Now Dr. Nugent knows exactly the bone morphology of the implant site. He can choose the appropriate dental implant and avoid anatomical structures.
Dr. Michael Nugent is a Pasadena Family Dentist that has a strong focus on dental implant technology. He is one of the few dentists in the region that can both surgical place and then restore your dental implant. To learn more about how dental implant can change your life call us today at 713-941-8261 or visit us at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A , Pasadena, Texas 77504.