Will my dental implant look like my natural teeth?
Patients who require dental implants often ask whether their tooth replacement will look natural, and similar to their existing teeth.
We at Southern Shore Dental are aware that getting a dental implant may cause you some anxiety, but we want to reassure you that dental implants are made to feel and look just like your natural teeth.
The aesthetics of replacement teeth may be one of the patients' top concerns, especially for those who need implants for their front teeth. Since the healing process for this oral surgery typically takes months, you probably want the outcome to feel and look natural.
When we can, we like to help patients with their expectations of what life with implants will be like, how they will look and feel, as well as questions and concerns they may have.
How can you make my dental implant look as natural as possible?
A bone graft may be necessary for some patients to ensure that their jawbone is robust enough to support the dental implant permanently. Your jaw's volume and density will increase in the area where bone loss has occurred thanks to the transplanted bone.To ensure proper positioning, the implant will be surgically placed by the dentist.
In order to create a custom-fit tooth replacement, the dentist will next take dental impressions of your teeth. A bridge, crown, or denture will be attached to the implant as the replacement tooth. Due to the fact that every person's teeth have a slightly different shade, your dentist will take special care to match the colour, size, and shape of your current natural teeth.
One of the most significant justifications for tooth replacement, in the eyes of many, is the aesthetic value of dental implants. Everything about a dental implant, from the substance used to make the tooth replacement to the lab technician who crafts the crown, affects how natural-looking it looks.
Dental implants have a lifetime lifespan if properly maintained. Remember that you must maintain excellent oral hygiene and care for your implant in the same manner that you would for your natural teeth, which includes brushing twice daily and flossing once daily.
By the time your dental implant has been placed and the tissue has healed, a casual observer will be hard-pressed to tell the difference between your dental implant and your natural teeth.
Additionally, by preventing nearby natural teeth from shifting to fill the space left by a missing tooth, replacing missing teeth will also safeguard your oral and general health. Your facial structure will also be preserved by the dental implant, preventing the "sunken" appearance that missing teeth can cause.