At Island Dental Associates, one of the most common questions we receive regarding dental implant surgery from our Franklin Square patients is “Will my dental implants look natural?” and this is asked for good reason. When a tooth goes missing for any reason, the cosmetic consequences are often thought of before the consequences the missing tooth may have on the rest of the mouth, and this is particularly true when the tooth missing was located in the front of the mouth. The answer to this question is a resounding yes, and there are several reasons why dental implants can look just as natural as a person’s original tooth.
First and foremost, dental implants are comprised of a crown anchored into the jaw via a dental implant post, and this gives the implant the appearance of a natural tooth connected to a tooth root. The dental implant is actually the titanium post placed into the jawbone structure to take the place of the missing tooth root, and buildup material placed on this post will allow a crown to be placed. Because the crown is actually anchored in to the jaw, it will have the natural contouring and appearance of a natural tooth growing from the jawbone as the root is replaced.
At Island Dental Associates, we also make sure to pay close attention to the coloring of your dental implant crown, and this is done to match your natural tooth color and allow the crown to fit seamlessly with the look of the rest of your teeth. With a matching color, those who see your dental implant won’t be able to tell the difference between the crown structure and your teeth while looking at your natural smile, so your implant is never something you should need to feel self-conscious about!
Most importantly, dental implants not only look natural, but they behave just like natural teeth as well, so you’ll have a stable tooth structure that you can chew on, brush, and floss just like you would the rest of your teeth. With regular care, dental implants can be just as healthy and just as strong as your natural teeth, giving you a solution that works both cosmetically and functionally. At Island Dental Associates, we commonly recommend dental implants to our patients who find themselves with missing teeth, and this is a solution that works well in many different tooth loss situations.
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