There are different ways to replace missing teeth. However, dental implants are vastly superior. Dr. Nugent used dental implants to replace teeth on his parents, in-laws, friends and employees. There is simply no greater tooth replacement option better than a dental implant. Dental implants are the longest lasting tooth replacement option. Plus, dental Implants are the only tooth replacement option that helps preserve tooth-supporting bone that naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost. Dental implants will never get decay and will never need a root canal.
Simply put a dental implant is comprised of three parts: implant, abutment and crown. The implant is the titanium cylinder that is placed into the jawbone that will act as the tooth root. Next, the abutment screws into the implant and will serve as the foundation for which the dental crown will rest on.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
A dental implant is a titanium cylinder that replaces the root of a missing tooth. The implant is placed into the jawbone. This is a very minor procedure requiring only local anesthesia in most cases. During the healing period the jawbone will grew up to and fuse with the dental implants. Now Dr. Nugent can utilize the implant to support a replacement tooth. Dental implants have a documented successes rate of 95% to 98% and it is the highest successes rate of any tooth replacement option.
Dental Implants Replace One Tooth.
A tooth can be lost due to trauma, decay or gum disease. It can be replaced with a single dental implant. This treatment option has the highest success rate. Therefore, it is a great investment when replacing a single missing tooth. A dental implant will never decay or need root canal treatment. The dental implant looks, functions and feels just like a natural tooth.
Dental Implant Replace Multiple Teeth.
Dr. Nugent is a leader in the dental implant field. When multiple teeth are missing, Dr. Nugent can create a dental implant bridge. This replaces multiple teeth with only two dental implants. This is a great option for multiple missing teeth. You do not even need an implant for every missing tooth. Dr. Nugent can make a dental implant bridge that replaces all the missing teeth. This is a great option as it is less expensive then replacing every missing tooth with a dental implant. Plus, it is a permanent non-removable solution to missing teeth.
Dental Implants Dentures
Dr. Nugent can utilize dental implants to secure dentures. Do not suffer with old fashioned dentures that are loose and fall out. Get implant dentures that “snap” into place. Eliminate messy denture adhesives by getting advanced dental implant dentures. Old fashioned dentures rest on the gums and put pressure on the underlying bone. This pressure accelerates bone loss so that the jaw shrinks and the dentures slip more easily. Dr. Nugent can attach a modified denture onto dental implants. This transfers pressure to the dental implant and bone. This actually stimulates and preserves the bone level! Eat, speak and laugh with confidence with dental implant dentures.
Dental Implants Replace All Teeth Permanently
Dr. Nugent is one of the few regional dentists that routinely performs the All on Four dental implant procedure. This procedure invented in Europe gives patients with no teeth non-removable teeth all in one day. The dental implants support an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth that are fixed into the mouth and are never removed. The minimum number of dental implants needed is four. However, sometimes Dr. Nugent will utilize 5 or 6 dental implants depending on the patient’s anatomy.
Dr. Michael Nugent is a regional leader in dental implant treatment. He is one of a few general dentists that can both surgically place and then restore your dental implant. You deserve the most current dental advancements to help you and your family. Experience matters. Call our office today.