If you are someone who has experienced tooth loss then you know how problematic it is. Missing teeth can affect your self-esteem and can even make you reluctant to talk and smile. In addition to psychological effects, missing teeth can also change the dental alignment, thereby affecting the overall oral health of patients, it might even lead to loss of adjacent teeth. Dental implant treatment is one of the most advanced and effective methods of treating missing teeth.
But can dental implants truly mimic the shape and appearance of natural teeth? It is one of the biggest concerns of dental implant patients, they are concerned about whether their new teeth will look and feel natural. The answer is almost always yes.
Dental implants are designed to look and feel exactly like your natural teeth. Compared to other forms of tooth restoration options like dentures and bridges, dental implants are a popular choice because of the stability and the aesthetics they provide. Because of the stability they provide, one can eat almost anything they want.
Better yet, dental implants are also a permanent solution and serve you for a lifetime with proper maintenance.
With removable prostheses like dentures, the bone surrounding the extracted tooth begins to recede, because of a lack of stimulation from the tooth roots. Implants, on the other hand, integrate into the jawbone and thus help maintain the bones, health, and integrity.
If you want to know why Dental implants look natural, read the blog provided by LBR Dental Implants.
How Natural are Dental Implants?
As a Dentist at LBR Dental Implants, we are happy to tell you that almost all our patients find that the fixed replaced teeth on implants look and feel better, than they could imagine and are able to utilize the replaced teeth to eat the food of their choice.
If you have a foreign object in your mouth, you want to expel it at the earliest, unless it is a food item. This is one reason why you hate braces. Now imagine, you have to live with a foreign object in your mouth for the rest of your life. Every minute of your waking time will be annoying if it is not comfortable.
Dental implants become part of the anatomy of your permanent teeth and perform functions similar to tooth roots, a prosthesis will then be fixed on the implant, and you will find the same strength and stability that you once had with your sound natural teeth before losing them. The dentist can adjust the shape and color of the replaced teeth with your natural teeth, which are practically undetectable. To understand it more precisely, we first need to know what dental implants are.
What is a dental implant?
Implants are titanium posts that act like roots of artificial teeth that are placed in your jaw to hold the teeth or bridges. They can be used to change a single tooth to a complete set of teeth. The most common type of dental implant consists of a titanium screw or a cylinder, that is surgically inserted into the jawbone to support a single tooth to multiple teeth.
Why do they feel so Natural?
There are many reasons why dental implants are undoubtedly the best mode to replace teeth. Not only are they the healthiest choices for you and your teeth, but they also give a natural look and help in maintaining jaw height which usually does not happen with other means of replacement giving an aged and a sunken appearance over a period of time.
An attractive crown:
Dental implants are fitted with attractive crowns, which are made of ceramic or zirconia, which mimic the natural smoothness and luster of enamel.
The teeth stand alone:
In dental bridges and partial dentures, your replacement teeth are not self-supporting, they depend on your natural teeth or a complicated plastic supporting frame, which is not convenient.
Partial dentures often have a visible connection between the replacement teeth and the supporting structure. The replaced gum tissue can be noticed, and if there are metal clips or wires to support them then they are easily visible. On the other hand, in modern dental implants, the attachment between replacement teeth and natural teeth can be perfect, it is challenging to recognize them.
Integrated as a natural tooth:
During assembly, dental bridges can be positioned so that the natural gums hold the replacement teeth precisely like natural teeth. But over time, the jawbone can deteriorate due to lack of stimulation. And when bone tissue dissolves, the gums can also collapse. This leaves a gap under the dental bridge, leading to food accumulation.
Dental implants may look natural because they are the only substitutes for tooth roots that can be embedded in your jawbone. This allows gum tissue to grow around replacement teeth like natural teeth, which does not occur in partial dentures.
Always in place:
Another advantage of dental implants embedded in the jawbone is that they are always in place. On the other hand, some dentures do not have a good anchor, so they can get repositioned If your dentures are not where they should be when you smile,it will lead to a lot of inconvenience and embarrassment.
The implant restorations give you teeth that look natural as well as functional, they work like your sound natural teeth. Consultation with a certified and an expert implantologist is the first step in realizing how you can benefit from dental implants.
If you have any further questions or if you want to find out whether dental implants are right for you? We are happy to help you. Call or Whatsapp us at,+91-9849008623, or visit our website to make an appointment with us. You can make a free online consultation with Dr. K. A. Reddy to clear your apprehensions.