Why Do Dental Implants Look so Natural?

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If some or all of your teeth aren't in great shape, then you may be at the stage where you want to replace them. You want a better smile. However, you're a little concerned that you won't be able to find a solution that looks natural.

Dental implants are one of your best options in this scenario. You can use implants to replace one tooth or multiple teeth. You can even go all the way and have implant-supported dentures if you wish. This is one of the most natural-looking solutions open to you. Why do implants look better than other tooth replacement options?

Implants Become Part of Your Jaw

Dentures and bridges can replace a missing tooth with a more cosmetically pleasing solution; crowns can cover over an unsightly tooth. However, all these solutions have one downside. They don't attach like a natural tooth.

Traditional dentures sit loosely in the mouth and can move around if they don't fit correctly. Bridges and crowns use existing teeth as an anchor point but don't give a seamless solution.

An implant goes inside your gum. Like a natural tooth, the base point of the implant — its post — is anchored into the bone in your jaw. The tooth then sits on the post. So implants won't move. They don't need external clasps or attachments to stay in place. You won't have any artificial gum in your mouth. They create a seamless look that mimics a natural tooth.

As the implant settles down after the procedure, your gum will also start to grow and shape itself around the tooth. This helps make it look just like a regular tooth. These teeth blend in far more effectively. Their fixed position also makes them easier to care for.

Implant Teeth Look Like Natural Teeth

A lot of dentures and false teeth are made from acrylic materials. You may feel that these look a little too false and plasticky for your liking. You can choose more natural-looking materials for your implant teeth. For example, ceramic materials like porcelain are a close match. They have a natural translucence about them that makes them look real.

Bear in mind that you can also choose an exact colour match for the tooth so it blends in with the teeth around it. If you decide to have implant-supported dentures or are replacing all your front teeth, your dentist can also help you choose a whiter shade than what you may currently have that still looks natural.

To learn more about the benefits of having a cosmetic dental implant treatment, talk to a dentist.


10 March 2020

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