Dental Implants: Small Miracles with Titanium
There has been a reduction in dental cavities in the past 20 years. Nevertheless, a missing tooth or teeth remains a problem in the adult population. The large percentage of people missing teeth could benefit from dental implants. Dental implants have been available for over thirty years. Dr. Nugent was part of the first dental school class at Houston that received training on dental implants.
Many patients are now educated about the possibilities of using implants to replace one tooth, or all their missing teeth. There are advertisements on TV and newspapers for dental implants.
In the past adults with missing teeth have had bridges, partial denture or complete dentures. However, these old fashioned dental options are not ideal. Dental bridges require the aggressive non-reversible cutting down of natural teeth to support a bridge. These bridges often fail within ten to fifteen years. Patients most often have trouble with denture and have a diminished ability to eat. Dentures are not stable and need denture adhesives.
How do dental implants work?
A dental implant is a titanium cylinder that replaces a natural tooth root. Dr. Nugent places the dental implant into the jawbone. There the bone grows up to and fuses with the implant. This creates a rock solid new tooth root.
After a healing period of a few months, Dr. Nugent can complete the restoration. An incredible feature of implant dentistry is that is very versatile. Dr. Nugent can make a single implant restored tooth, dental implant bridges, implant dentures or the All on Four complete implant rehabilitation.
Dental implants are the most advanced way to replace missing teeth. They will never get decay and will never need a root canal. Dental implants are the longest lasting tooth replacement option. They do not damage adjacent teeth like other old fashioned teeth replacement options. Lastly, dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that stimulates and preserves bones levels.
Get the best in dental implant care for you and your family. Dr. Nugent is a regional leader in implant dentistry. He is one of a select few that can both surgically place and restore your dental implant. He can make dental implant dentures that SNAP onto dental implants for a secure denture.
Come visit us at 3421 Burke Rd, Pasadena, Texas 77504. Get the best in dental implant care for you and your family.