Natural Looking Dental Implant
A common concern among patients who are missing teeth and considering dental implants is that the implant will not look or feel natural. Thanks to advancements in implantology, dental implants not only feel just like your natural teeth, they are also designed with the specific contours of your face and the color, size and shape of your remaining natural teeth to ensure that they look completely natural!
While other restoration options provide improved functionality for patients, such as dental bridges or dentures, they do not provide the same level of strength and support as dental implants, and will not look as natural. In order to get a dental implant that looks natural, feels comfortable, and achieves your desired aesthetic appearance, it is important to find a periodontist who is highly qualified, skilled in dental implantology, and is up to date on implant technology and procedures.
The two most important factors to ensuring that your implant looks natural is choosing which type of implant to use and the type of ceramic material to ensure that your crown is the desired color, shape, and size. To ensure your implant is properly positioned to function optimally and look natural, your periodontist will perform a thorough evaluation of your mouth, gums, and teeth. Your periodontist will utilize dental technology at every phase of the process to ensure the end result looks perfectly natural. This will include taking digital impression to determine bone density and identify possible issues, computer-guided surgery to ensure the accuracy of your implant placement, and a milling machines to design your crown to look completely natural
How Your Periodontist Will Make Your Dental Implant Look and Feel Natural
There are several ways a highly skilled periodontist can make your dental implant look and feel completely natural looking, which includes:
- Placing the implant below gum tissue: To ensure that your implant is both stable and looks natural, your periodontist will drill a hole into your jawbone and place a titanium post into it. Over time, this post will naturally fuse with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. Following the placement of this post, you will wear a temporary crown that will not look as natural as your finished crown, but it will ensure that you do not have a gap in your smile and will help ensure you do not develop an infection. Once the post has completely fused with your jawbone, a permanent crown that has been designed in a laboratory to match the shape and color of your surrounding teeth will be placed.
- Utilizing dental implant technology: One of the biggest reasons periodontists can create such a natural looking and feeling solution is due to dental technology advancements, which allow periodontists to perform thorough diagnostic evaluations of the specific features of your mouth. There have also been incredible advancements in the methods for manufacturing a custom implant in a lab.
If you have any additional questions or concerns about the final aesthetic appearance of your dental implant, schedule an appointment with your periodontist who can address your concerns and provide you with additional information.