Dental implants are the best and most reliable option for replacing lost or missing teeth. You can use them to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. They actually replace the root of the natural teeth. Once the replacement teeth are fitted onto the implants, your teeth will look, feel and function like natural teeth. You will be able to eat food properly and your teeth will look great.
There are millions of people who have missed or lost teeth. These people have lost their teeth due to fractures, injuries, tooth decay, and gum diseases. There are times, when the teeth have to be removed. The lost or missing teeth will cause many problems and one of the noticeable problems is your dental appearance and smile. You may feel shy to meet people because of missing teeth. You will have problems with biting and chewing food, so you may not be able to eat your food properly. Even if you are able to manage with these two problems, there is another problem that will make you to opt for dental implants. The third problem is that the bone that held the root of your lost teeth starts to degenerate leading to other dental problems. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that stimulates and preserves bone levels.
The traditional teeth replacement methods like dentures, crowns, and bridges have their shortcomings. There are many problems with traditional prosthetic devices like traditional dentures and bridges. Dentures are large and bulky. Patients do not like the “plastic” taste in their mouths. Bridges require the non-reversible cutting away of healthy tooth structure in order to place the bridge. Bridges often fail due to decay and the difficulty of keeping bridges clean. These outdated tooth replacement options do not provide the functionality of the root of the tooth and hence, they are not as firm as the natural tooth.
Dental implants replace the root of your natural teeth and not the teeth itself. They are placed into the jaw bone. Overtime the bone will fuse to the dental implants creating a stable root replacement. This process of the bone fusing to the dental implant is called Osseointegration.
Next, Dr. Nugent will take impressions in order to make the abutment and crown to complete the restored dental implant. Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. Get the same level of care Dr. Nugent has performed for his parents, in-laws, friends and co-workers. Visit our office at 3421 Burke Rd, Pasadena, Texas 77504.