Dental Implants Deer Park
If you have lost a tooth, the best way to replace that lost tooth is with a dental implant. Dental implants are the most technology advanced way to replace a missing tooth.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium cylinder that replaces the root of a tooth. Dr. Nugent places the implant into the jawbone where it is allowed to heal. During this healing processes the jawbone grows up to and fuses with the dental implant in a processes called osseointegration.
Once the healing phase is complete, the implant can be used to fasten crowns, bridges, or dentures. Dental implants are the most natural replacement for a missing tooth. The dental implants will never get decay or need a root canal. Furthermore, dental implants do not damage neighboring teeth like old fashioned bridges and partial dentures. Lastly, dental implants are the only tooth replacement options that stimulate and preserve bone levels.
What if the dental implant fails to fuse to the jawbone?
Although it is rare and implant will not fuse to the jawbone it does happen. When an implant fails to fuse to bone, another implant will immediately be put in its place. The new implant is often slightly larger in diameter. However, when another implant cannot be immediately placed, the area is allowed to heal for a few months. Then another implant will be placed.
How many implants should be placed?
In a perfect world, one implant is placed for each missing tooth. Although, Dr. Nugent can make dental implant bridges that replace multiple missing teeth and use only a few dental implants.
What are Dental Implant Dentures?
They are dentures that utilize dental implants as anchors. Thus, the denture is able to “snap” onto the implants creating a tight and stable connection. The denture is now very stable.
Dr. Michael Nugent is located at 3421 Burke Rd, Pasadena, Texas 77504. He is a regional leader in dental implant dentistry. Dr. Nugent is one of the few general dentists that can both surgically place and then restore your dental implant. Also, Dr. Nugent is one of a select few general dentist that has an advanced 3D Conebeam Digital X-ray. This technology allows Dr. Nugent to plan your surgery on the computer so any problems can be addressed before your actual surgery.