Pasadena Texas Dental Implant Dentist
Implants Replacing a Single Tooth
One of the best uses for dental implants versus antiquated bridge treatment is the replacement of one single tooth. Losing one tooth creates a problem from a functional and cosmetic standpoint. Replacing the missing tooth with an implant is superior treatment when compared to a bridge. An implant contains the problem to the missing tooth space instead of expanding the problem to the teeth next to the space. A dental implant is independent of the surrounding teeth. Whereas, a bridge requires the aggressive grinding away of healthy tooth structure. This permanently damages the teeth. Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. However, bridges often don’t last over thirteen years. Bridges are prone to failure due to decay and failed root canals. Dental implants will never get decay and never need a root canal. Lastly, implants are part of the jawbone. Therefore, the implant keep the bone levels healthy and stable. A bridge only “bridges” over the problem. The gum tissue and bone that once supported the missing tooth will vanish. This creates cosmetic problems (black space under the bridge) and a food trap. Worse is the fact that the bone is permanently lost. Simply put, a dental implant is far superior then a bridge.
In the past when patients were missing all their teeth they turned to outdated dentures. Complete dentures have more or less been the same for thousands of years. Something that resembled teeth were jammed into a patients mouth. The denture are never stable. The dentures move, rub and slip. What is worse is when the dentures fall out causing immense social embarrassment. Patients try to combat the poor retention of the dentures with massive amounts of messy denture adhesives. When teeth are lost the bone starts to fade away. Old fashioned dentures actually speed up the bone loss. Therefore, the dentures rapidly become more unstable and loose. The patient has to pay for relines or even new dentures.
Utilizing dental implants, Dr. Nugent can create dental implant dentures. These are different than old fashioned dentures because they “snap” onto the implant. The implants are secured in the bone and provide anchor points for the denture. The dentures are locked into place and do not move, slip or rub the gum tissue. Throw you denture adhesive away! Implant dentures are secure and stable. They permit you to eat the foods you love. Plus, the implants transmit chewing forces into the bone. This stimulates and preserves the jaw bone keeping it healthy. You don’t have to suffer with old fashioned dentures anymore. Upgrade to dental implant dentures and change your life!
All On Four Dental Implants
For the ultimate in implant dentistry, Dr. Nugent performs the ALL-ON-FOUR dental implant procedure. This amazing procedure creates permanent non-removable teeth all in one day. The All-on-4 is perfect for patients that are already missing all of their teeth or for patients that will soon loose all their teeth. No matter what the condition is of your oral health, Dr. Nugent can give you new teeth in one day!
For the best in implant care we encourage you to see why Dr. Nugent has been voted BEST PASADENA TEXAS DENTIST multiple times. His up-beat personality and down-to-earth attitude makes Dr. Nugent a favorite of referring doctors and patients. Patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, League City, Clear Lake and Houston Texas have chosen our office for their implant treatment.