What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a titanium cylinder that replaces the root of a missing tooth. The dental implant is placed in the jaw bone where the bone fuses with the implant. Then the implant will serve as an anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth or many missing teeth with a dental implant bridge. Dental implants are the very best way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants preserve the integrity of the facial structure, preserve bone and eliminate the problems associated with tooth loss.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Almost everyone is a candidate for dental implants. It does not matter if you have lost your teeth due to injury, cavities, failed root canals or gum disease. Furthermore, osteoporosis is no a contraindication. There is no age limitation to receiving a dental implants. Your overall health is more of a determining factor than age.
Is there any pain or discomfort involved?
Dr. Nugent’s patients state that there is very little to no discomfort. Most take only over the counter pain medication and a select few have taken prescription pain medication for a couple of days.
How will I benefit from dental implants?
The advantages of implant treatment include cosmetic appearance, increased chewing ability, protection of your remaining teeth and jawbone and decreased cost. The decreased cost comes from the fact that dental implants will never get decay, never need a root canal and will preserve the bone levels in your jaw. Dental implants look, feel and function like your natural teeth.
How long do implants last?
Dental Implants are designed to last a lifetime. You simply brush and floss your teeth just like natural teeth. The dental implant can never get decay and will never need a root canal.
Will I ever be without my teeth?
Experience award winning dental implant dentistry. See how Dr. Nugent can change you smile and oral health with dental implants. Visit us at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504. Call us today at 713-941-8261 to receive state of the art dental care.