1. What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a permanent artificial tooth replacement. Dental implants consists of three parts: dental implant, abutment and crown. The fully restored dental implant tooth completely replicates a natural tooth.
2. Who should you see about getting dental implant surgery?
When getting a dental implant, you should select a dentist that has extensive in-depth knowledge and experience with all aspects of implant treatment. There are two phases of implant dentistry: the surgical phase and the restorative phase. Dr. Nugent is one of the few general dentists that is trained in both the surgically phase and dental implant restoration phase. Dr. Nugent is a regional leader in dental implant therapy.
3. How long has dental implant technology been available?
The technology has been around for since the 1960s. Dental implants were first used after Swedish Doctor Per-Ingvar Brånemark discovered bone would fuse to titanium.
4. What is the success rate of dental implants?
Dental implants have reported successes rates from 95% to 98%.
5. Is dental implant surgery an option for a single missing tooth?
Absolutely! In fact, utilizing a dental implant to replace a single tooth is the most common dental implant treatment. Dr. Nugent will place a dental implant into the jawbone area of the missing tooth. There the dental implant will serve as a replacement for a tooth root. Once the bone has fused to the implant Dr. Nugent will make the abutment and crown to fully restore the missing tooth. Once in place, you will clean your dental implant just like a normal tooth. The dental implant crown will look, function, and feel like a natural tooth. Dental implants will never get decay and will never need a root canal.
6. Does dental implant surgery hurt?
No. Some minor soreness may occur. However, the overwhelming majority of Dr. Nugent’s dental implant patients report no pain. Listen to what Dr. Nugent’s Patients have to say about their dental implant surgery.
Dr. Michael Nugent is a family dentist located at 3421 Burke Rd, Pasadena, Texas 77504. He has a strong focus on dental implant dentistry and is a leader in his field. Get the best in dental implant therapy for you and your family.