Pasadena, Deer Park Dental Implant Dentistry:
FAQS ABOUT DENTAL IMPLANTS
People lose their natural teeth with the passage of time owing to dental decay, periodontal diseases (gum disease), migration of teeth, tooth wear, trauma and accidents. Advanced age is another factor associated with tooth loss. Loss of natural human teeth results in adverse structural, functional, cosmetic consequences. People lose their confidence at work and self-esteem in social gatherings, class re-unions and marriage functions. Dr Michael Nugent DDS in Pasadena Texas has specialized training and expertise in dental implant therapy. Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth.
Q. What are Dental Implants?
A. Dental implants are considered to be the best replacement option in order to restore the lost structure as well as function of natural human teeth. Dental implants are titanium cylinders that are placed into the jaw bone. They will replace the missing tooth root. There the bone fuses to the dental implant locking it into place.
Next, Dr. Nugent will take impressions in order to fabricate the abutment and crown. The abutment screws directly into the dental implant and will serve as the base for the crown. Finally, the porcelain crown is placed over the abutment and the dental processes is complete. The fully restored dental implant looks, functions and feels like a natural tooth.
Q. What do you mean by the process of Osseointegration?
A. Dental implants are placed into the healthy jaw bone. There the jawbone grows up to and fuses to the titanium dental implant in a process called Osseointegration. This produces a structural and biological connection between the jaw bone and surface of dental implant.
Q. What are pre-requisites for the placement of dental implants?
A. Dr Nugent will thoroughly examine and evaluate the missing tooth area in order to decide placement of dental implants. To aid in this planning Dr. Nugent will utilize a 3-D x-ray to digitally plan you implant surgery.
With the 3-D X-ray Dr. Nugent will study the:
Anatomy of the jaw bone
Proximity of the implant site to vital anatomical structures
Height, width and density of the jaw bone
Appropriate angle for implant
Proper diameter and length of the dental implant
Q. How much pain should be expected during the procedure?
A. Michael Nugent DDS will administer profound local anesthesia before initiating the treatment procedure for placement of this special prosthesis within the bone. Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) is optional to decrease anxiety. Furthermore, conscious sedation is available for severely anxious patients suffering from dental phobia.
Q. Will I be in pain after dental implant surgery?
A. The vast majority of Dr. Nugent’s patients do not even take their prescribed pain medication. They instead take over the counter anti-inflammation medication like Advil to help with the post surgery soreness.
Q. What will be the whole procedure for implant placement?
A. The initial appointment will involve a surgical visit in order to place the dental implant within the jaw bone. Then approximately 3-6 months will be given for the completion of osseointegration. After proper healing, a impression will be taken so that the lab can complete the implant crown.
Q. Why Dental implants are considered better than other replacement options?
A. Dental Implants are considered superior over dental bridges and removable dentures because dental implants:
• Offer a better cosmetic solution
• Have a secure biological connection with the jaw bone
• Are the only tooth replacement option to stimulate the jaw bone
• Restore the of eating, chewing, speech and confidence of natural teeth
• Do not damage adjacent teeth
• Never get decay and will never need a root canal
• Longest lasting tooth replacement option
Q. How do I take care of my new dental implants?
A. Take care of your dental implants just like your natural teeth. Brush and floss daily to remove plaque and bacteria. Have your teeth cleaned twice a year by Dr. Nugent’s awesome hygienists.
Visit Dr Michael Nugent DDS in Pasadena Texas or call us for scheduling dental implant consultation visit. See why Dr. Nugent is a leader in dental implant technology.