Deer Park Texas Tooth Implants:
Dr. Nugent uses commercially pure titanium implants to replace the root structure of lost teeth
Why use titanium for dental implants?
- Titanium is very resistant to corrosion. This is vital to a dental implant because of the various food and drinks people ingest. The oral environment can contain acid (cokes, lemons, wine, coffee). Furthermore, there are great temperature fluctuations.
- Titanium is a very strong metal. Chewing forces can top 200 pounds of pressure on the teeth and gums. Titanium dental implants easily stand up to the forces of chewing.
- Titanium is very light and strong. This makes titanium a great material for dental implants
- Titanium is readily accepted by the human body. In other words, the human body does not reject titanium. The jaw bone actually grows right up to the dental implant and fuses the implant in place. The dental implant is fused into the bone and replaces the missing tooth’s root.
Dr. Nugent is a leader in dental implants. He devotes a large part of his Pasadena Texas Dental Practice to dental implants.
Dr. Nugent welcomes patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, Friendswood, La Porte and League City.
Experience matters in your dental implant care. Dr. Nugent has a 3-D x-ray in order to accurately plan your dental implant.
Then he uses a 3D printer to make a custom surgical guide so that the dental implant is placed precisely where the implant was planned.
Get the best dental implant care for your family. Call our office today at 713-941-8261.
Or visit us at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504.
Restore your missing tooth or teeth with the best treatment possible: dental implants.
If you are contemplating replacing a missing tooth or teeth, it is helpful to know that you have several options. In the past couple of decades, dental implants have distinguished themselves from the competition. Dr Nugent provides dental implants at his Pasadena, Texas dental office.
What exactly are dental implants?
A dental implant is the most natural-looking and fully-functional tooth replacement option available. Dental implants, also known as tooth implants, enable you to live your life according to your preferences. You can confidently smile, chew, consume, laugh, and speak without having to worry about your teeth.
Consider a dental implant to be an artificial tooth root, because this is essentially what it is. During a surgical procedure, a titanium screw-like rod is inserted or “implanted” directly into the mandible. Over time, and due to titanium’s unique ability to bond with bone tissue, the dental implant will develop into a robust foundation for one or more artificial restorations or crowns.
Dental implants consist of three elements.
The actual implant – The titanium rod that is secured to the mandible.
The abutment is a thin structure that connects the crown to the implant post and,
The replacement crown
Most people believe that a dental implant is used to replace a single missing tooth, but this is not always the case. Implant-supported restorations, or dental implants, are in fact multifunctional and can replace a single tooth, several adjacent teeth or an entire dental arch
Using a series of fixed prostheses, one or more dental implants can be placed to serve as a foundation for an implant-supported bridge, a removable overdenture, or a perpetually fixed appliance.
Call out Pasadena, Texas dental office to see how Dr. Nugent can replace missing teeth with dental implants.