Dental Implants Pasadena, Deer Park Texas:
Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. With removable partial or complete dentures you must take your teeth out after meal and night. Teeth were made to stay in your mouth. Implants eliminate the hassle of taking your teeth out as they are a permanent and fixed (does not come out) solution to missing teeth.
Dental implants are simply artificial roots that are inserted into the jaw bone. The dental implant is a titanium cylinder. The jawbone will grow up and around the implant locking it securely in place. Now that the artificial tooth root is stable a cosmetic crown can be placed on the dental implant. The new tooth attached to the implant and is very natural looking and restores the patient’s smile!
Dental implants owe much of their fame and effectiveness to “osseointegration”, a big word that simply means the integration of the metal implant with the bone. After the implant is placed, bone cells fill in the space right up to the metal implant, strengthening the jawbone in the process and securing the implant in the bone.
Reasons for dental implants:
- Longest lasting tooth replacement option
- Dental implant will never get decay and never need a root canal
- Implants replace one or more missing teeth without damaging adjacent teeth
- Bridges damage adjacent teeth
- Resolve joint pain or bite problems
- Prevent teeth shifting into missing tooth space
- Implants are the only tooth replacement that preserves bone levels
- Restore a smile
- Improve chewing, speech, and digestion
- Restore or enhance facial tissues
- Support an implant bridge
- Secure an implant denture
Implant or Bridge
Dental implants are a popular way to replace a single tooth, a few teeth, or even an entire set of teeth. Implants provide a firm foundation for permanent or removable teeth by replacing dental roots with titanium posts and securing the replacement teeth in place.
Implants often necessitate the following four steps:
- Implant post surgical insertion
- Healing time allowing the bone to fuse to the implant
- Impression of the dental implant
- Final delivery of implant crown
Dental Implant Advantages
- Dental implants resemble natural teeth in appearance and function.
- Dental implants are extremely long-lasting and will last for many years. They can last a lifetime with proper care.
The tooth feels solid and stable.
- Dental implants aid in the preservation of bone and bone tissue.
- Brushing and flossing can be done normally, making them easier to keep clean.
- Dental implants can be customized to replace a single tooth without relying on neighboring teeth.
- Dental implants are the most effective method of tooth replacement.
When a tooth is extracted, the surrounding bone collapses and withers away. A dental implant is the closest thing to a tooth replacement we have. An implant, like a healthy tooth, absorbs stresses and transmits them to the surrounding bone, so maintaining bone levels.
Dental implants are constructed of titanium and will not corrode over time.
Titanium implants are used, and the crown that screws into the implant is constructed of metal and/or ceramic. These materials, unlike natural teeth, are neither corroded or degraded by acid, sugar, and germs in the mouth. Despite their resistance to cavities, implants require the same care as natural teeth because they are susceptible to gum disease and bone loss around the implant if not properly cleaned.
Dental implants can be used in conjunction with older, more traditional therapies to provide superior results.
Conventional dentures rest on top of the gums and are supported primarily by the bone beneath the gums. However, unlike a tooth or an implant, the force imparted to the bone does not penetrate it. In reaction, the bone wears down over time. This is why, after several years of use, dentures may feel loose. The denture itself never changes, but the gums and bone that support it do.
Implants can be used to support a dental implant denture and prevent bone resorption at the areas where they are put. Because the denture is attached to the implant, it may never come into contact with the gums in some circumstances.
In some circumstances, implants are used to secure a denture to the mouth, providing enormously increased strength and retention. Implants can also be utilized as an anchor for a partial denture to boost stability.
How Do I Find Out If I’m a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
As long as any gum or bone problems or pre-existing medical concerns are under control, most individuals are candidates for dental implants. Dr. Nugent will perform a detailed dental exam to establish the best course of action for your dental health.
Dr. Michael Nugent is a Pasadena, Texas Family Dentist. His office is located at 3421 Burke Rd, Ste A, Pasadena, Texas. Dr. Nugent has been working with dental implant since 2005. When Dr. Nugent’s parents lost teeth , Dr. Nugent restored the missing teeth with dental implants. He has also completed dental implants on his in-laws and team members. Dental implants are the Gold Standard when replacing missing teeth. Call our dental office today at 713-941-8261 to schedule your award winning dental appointment.