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.
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.