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Missing Teeth


Missing Teeth

Pasadena Texas Dentist

Effects of Missing Teeth:

Teeth are designed to handle the tremendous forces generated during chewing. Teeth need constant support. In other words, teeth like to have teeth on either side of them and also an opposing tooth to chew with. When a tooth is lost the remaining teeth will start to move. The natural teeth are trying to find the missing tooth. They will drift and tilt into the missing space. Now the teeth are out off alignment. The teeth will take extra chewing forces and this will start to damage the teeth. The tilted teeth are more difficult to clean and are more prone to decay.


It is important to replace missing teeth. The best and longest lasting method to replace a missing tooth is with a dental implant. The dental implant is the ONLY tooth replacement option that does not damage the adjacent teeth. The implant prevents the teeth from shifting and preserves the bone levels.

Dental Implant Pasadena Texas

Some dentists are still doing bridges. This is a horrible treatment option as it requires the destruction of natural teeth to replace a tooth.

For further reading about implants or bridges -> 1. Bridge or Dental Implant  2. Implant not a Bridge for Mom

Dental Implant in Pasadena Texas


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Visit our office at 3421 Burke Rd, Pasadena Texas or call us today at 713-941-8261. Dr. Nugent is a leader in dental implant solutions. Get the best dental care for you and your family.