One of the greatest concerns among dental implant patients is whether their new teeth are going to look and feel natural.
The answer is almost always a resounding yes.
Dental implants are designed to look and feel just like your natural teeth. And when compared to other restorative options for missing teeth (i.e., bridges), dental implants are hands-down the most natural-looking option.
Dental Implants: Do They Look and Feel Natural?
This is actually one of the most common questions patients ask me prior to an implant procedure, especially when it comes to patients who need implants for their front teeth.
I understand my patients’ concerns. The last thing anyone wants is to undergo oral surgery if the result doesn’t look or feel natural.
I’m most often asked about the appearance of dental implants by patients needing implants on their front teeth. (Side note: I love working on anterior teeth, as this is the area where dental implants have the biggest impact on a patient’s smile and confidence in their appearance).
I’m happy to report that nearly all my patients find that the implant looks and feels better than they could have imagined. They’re thrilled that they have teeth in their mouth that look and feel natural, especially in areas where teeth were missing.
How I Provide Natural-Looking Dental Implants
No matter how proud I am of my own implant work, I recognize that there are practitioners who have left patients with unnatural looking implants.
To avoid this happening to you, it’s important to find a dental implant expert.
Dentistry is a combination of art, science, engineering, and nowhere is this even more true now that we have implant technology. Your provider needs to be an expert in the aesthetics of implant restorations. He or she should be able to provide the perfect shape and color match to make your implant look natural.
In my practice, I always make sure these are a perfect color, size and shape match to give my Bay Area patients the best, most natural looking dental implants.
We use the latest digital imaging technology with the iTero Element intraoral scanner, which ensures the perfect placement of your implant – this is important, because proper placement means that your implant will last a lifetime.
Further, we’re one of the few practices that has its own laboratory. That means we maintain full control over the entire implant process (meaning nothing is outsourced to another practice), so you can be assured that you’re getting the best quality restoration.
Not only will you have a beautiful final restoration, but you’ll also have an excellent quality interim crown during your healing period that will look natural. That’s the beauty of our same-day implant technology.
We’ve got you covered from start to finish, so no one will be able to tell you have a restoration versus your natural teeth.
To find out more about how we can provide you with the most natural looking (and feeling!) dental implants, contact us today. I can’t wait to work with you.