Dr. Michael Nugent now offering Dental Implants to Pasadena, TX Residents
Dr. Nugent is now offering patients with missing teeth in Pasadena, Texas the opportunity of dental implants as a tooth replacement solution. Dental Implants are the best method of tooth replacement. Implants are far superior to out dated methods of tooth replacement like bridges or partial dentures.
Dr. Nugent is both placing the implants during the surgical stage and restoring the dental implant to look and function like a tooth. Almost 70% of adults between the ages of 35 and 45 have lost at least one tooth. Dental implants offer many benefits over older methods of tooth replacement like dentures or bridges.
Advantages Dental implants:
- Only tooth replacement option that preserves the density of the jaw bone
- Prevent teeth from shifting
- Do not damage adjacent teeth
- Never get decay
- Never need a root canal
- The longest lasting tooth replacement option
- Only tooth replacement option that starts in the jawbone and comes out the gum tissue (just like natural teeth do)
Dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement for patients and dental professionals because of their long term successes. The process for dental implants implants is easy.
- Dr. Nugent will take a 3-D conebeam X-ray
- The surgical phase consists of Dr. Nugent placing the titanium implant into the jaw bone.
- Waiting for the bone to fuse around the implant.
- Dr. Nugent removes the gum tissue over the implant and takes an impression.
- You receive you new tooth.
Implants provide patients with an enhanced level of comfort. Removable dentures can affect eating and speech patterns because of how easily they can move in the mouth. Furthermore, removable dentures have to come out after meals for cleaning and out at night. Removable dentures clasp onto the remaining teeth and cause excessive torque on the natural teeth and can lead to loosening and eventual loss of the natural teeth. All of the problems of removable dentures are avoided with dental implants.
For questions regarding dental implants call our office at 713-941-8261. Dr. Nugent is conveniently located at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504.
Why Should You Think About Dental Implants?
It’s understandable to be concerned about the process, especially because it requires surgery. However, when managed by a professional, dental implants are more reliable than any other dental repair method.
Dental implants have the appearance and feel of natural teeth.
One of the most significant advantages of implants over other cosmetic tooth replacement options is that they mimic the natural feel of natural teeth. Some individuals who have undergone the operation cannot tell the difference between natural teeth and implants, making it simple for you to adjust.
Dental implants restore the natural functions of missing teeth.
Another significant advantage of dental implants is their ability to replicate the natural properties of natural teeth. Because these replacements have a more natural feel, your mouth will be able to function properly as if you hadn’t lost a tooth at all.
The following are some of the tooth functions that can be restored by using dental implants:
- Your bite force has been totally restored, allowing you to manage more difficult foods.
- The implants can completely replace routinely removed teeth, such as molars, allowing for better digestion.
- Dental implants can also be cleaned in the same manner as natural teeth, allowing you to continue with your regular oral hygiene regimen without interruption.
Dentures Are Not as Reliable as Dental Implants
Dentures don’t last long Dentures tend to become loose over time, making some patients anxious when they laugh or move their jaw too much. Having your dentures fall out in public by mistake is not a desirable outcome and can cause emotional discomfort.
Dental implants eliminate the need for removable dentures and the hassles that come with them. You no longer have to worry about your teeth falling out or becoming misplaced. Screws and titanium cylinders securely hold implants in place. You are free to make any mouth or jaw movement you like.
Implants are long-lasting and can last a lifetime.
Teeth replacement methods, like as dental bridges, can last just around ten years before needing to be updated. Dentures have a shorter lifespan, lasting between 5 and 7 years depending on usage and maintenance.
Implants, on the other hand, have an advantage in terms of durability. Dental implants are long-lasting and rarely require replacement if properly maintained.
These are the benefits of dental implants over alternative prosthetic treatments, and why you should consider them as a treatment option:
The titanium fixtures or posts put into the jawbone, as well as the screws on the crown, are among the most durable metals.
The crown or prosthetic tooth is made of long-lasting materials such as metal, metal fused porcelain, or all-ceramic, making it very resistant to damage from food, bacteria, and acids. Dental implants will never get decay or need a root canal. Proper oral care can increase the longevity of the prosthesis and make it last a lifetime. Dental implants help to prevent bone loss. Also, dental implants maintain bone volume.
Having empty, toothless regions in the jawbone can promote bone deterioration owing to a lack of stimulation. Furthermore, if the extraction space is not filled within a year, the bone area loses up to 25% of its volume and would gradually degenerate over time.
To avoid this, it is strongly advised that you obtain dental implants to restore stimulation and prevent bone volume loss in the jaw.
Having Dental Implants Prevents Sagging of the Face Prevents premature aging
Another unintended consequence of jawbone volume reduction is facial drooping. As the bottom portion of the face begins to collapse owing to bone loss, the gap between the nose and the chin will gradually narrow.
Other noticeable differences include the following:
- An abundance of wrinkles around the mouth
- Lips will start to thin out.
- The chin becomes extremely pointed or lengthy.
- The face will appear older.
- After fully healing following extraction treatments, a dental implant can be used to bridge gaps in the mouth.
Dental implants can help to prevent misalignment.
Gaps in your jawline might cause your teeth to tilt to the left or right. Misalignment will result from this continual shifting of places.
Misaligned teeth can cause a variety of oral issues.
They Aid in Improving Your Appearance
The best accessory is a perfect smile.
A lost tooth can sometimes prevent a person from smiling. This is one of the reasons dental implants have grown in popularity among the general public. It allows you to smile with a full set of natural-looking teeth, making your smile look brilliant and allowing you to make a good first impression.
Maintenance Is Simple
Tooth replacement methods may necessitate the purchase of specialized and expensive cleaning chemicals. Furthermore, extreme caution must be exercised when cleaning; otherwise, you risk injuring your dental appliances.
Dental implants, on the other hand, require no upkeep. This implies that you may simply clean them by brushing regularly and using standard oral care tools and supplies like toothpaste, dental floss, and mouthwash.
With all of the benefits that dental implants can provide, there is no reason to delay. Not only are they frequently regarded as the greatest tooth prosthesis available, but they can also improve your quality of life. If you want to find out if you are a candidate for this treatment option, talk to your dentist.
WHERE DO TEETH IMPLANTS LAST?
Your implants can last a lifetime provided you maintain regular dental care and proper oral hygiene.
DO TOOTH IMPLANTS HURT?
Because of local anesthesia or sedation, most patients have little to no discomfort during the dental implant surgery. Some swelling or discomfort is to be expected after surgery, but it will go away in a few days. We make every attempt to keep you comfortable during your oral surgery procedure.