Pasadena Texas Dental Implant Dentist Dr. Nugent:
Dental implants are a prosthesis used to replace missing teeth, consisting of a titanium post/fixture inserted into the jawbone, an abutment connected to the implant, and an artificial tooth/teeth attached. Almost anyone who is missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all teeth are candidates for dental implants. Advantages of dental implants include improved appearance, confidence, and ability to eat foods without worrying about teeth. Disadvantages of dental implants include difficulty in removing decay and gum disease. Dental implants are a minor oral surgical procedure with a risk of infection, inflammation, and pain.
The cost of replacing a single tooth with a dental implant is almost the same as replacing it with a regular fixed bridge. The success rate of dental implants varies from individual to individual and with health and habits, with reported success rates above 95-98 percent. Success depends on diagnosis and planning, medical history, and other factors. Furthermore, successes depends on the doctor’s skill and expertise.
Dental implants offer the best and most advanced way to replace missing teeth. A dental implant is simply a titanium root replacement. The implant is anchored in the jawbone (just like natural teeth) and supports the tooth. Old fashioned bridges require cutting on healthy adjacent teeth. In a nutshell, old fashioned bridges damage teeth. A dental implant is independent of adjacent teeth. Dental implants mimic the entire natural tooth.
Some individuals have had so much bone resorption (bone loss) that the remaining bony ridge is too thin to hold an implant. In many cases, synthetic or natural bone can be grafted (added) or grown to allow for dental implants as an alternative treatment. Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth.
For those who already use full dentures, implants offer a significant advantage since they can support and maintain the appliance while preventing additional bone loss along the denture ridge.
Dental Implant Dentures are an amazing upgrade to old fashioned dentures.
Dental Implant Denture
Dental implants offer a “second chance” to those who have lost all of their teeth. Dental implants offer an alternative method to restore the mouth for individuals who are missing a single or multiple teeth. A clinical examination, x-rays, study casts, and other pertinent records and measurements will be required to determine if implants are right for you.
Families in Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, Clear Lake, League City, Webster, Clear Lake, and Friendswood trust Dr. Nugent for his compassionate and honest care as well as his expertise in dental implants. Call our office at 713-941-8261 and have Crystal or Lisa schedule a consult if you have questions or would like to schedule an implant exam.Dr. Nugent was voted BEST PASADENA DENTIST multiple times. Let Dr. Nugent’s love for dentistry work for you. Come visit our office at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504. Get the best in dental care for you and your family.