If you are like many patients who have experienced tooth loss, an aesthetically pleasing tooth replacement is a top priority. After all, tooth loss is bad enough. A noticeably prosthetic replacement makes the situation even worse.
A tooth implant can give patients the lifelike tooth replacement that they desire. With advanced materials that closely mimic biological enamel, the prosthetics supported by dental implants blend in well with your remaining natural teeth.
Patients who choose dental implants have a great deal of input into the design of their crown, bridge or denture. You can collaborate with the oral surgeon to choose the shade and shape of teeth that best fit your smile goals.
Not only does a tooth implant look more like a real tooth, it is more structurally similar than other tooth replacement options, too. A tooth implant is the only treatment that replaces the root structure underneath the gumline in addition to the visible crown portion of the tooth. [pullquote]Not only does a tooth implant look more like a real tooth, it is more structurally similar than other tooth replacement options, too.[/pullquote]
Many patients take their teeth’s roots for granted, but that component plays a key role in ensuring the smile’s stability. Like the absent root, the implant helps to prevent jawbone atrophy that follows tooth loss. In fact, dental implants may help to prevent additional tooth loss by stabilizing the jawbone.
Because the dental implant is made of titanium, the bone is able to form a bond with its surface. This mechanism allows the implant to stand alone, without structural support from surrounding teeth. This characteristic helps to maintain a more natural appearance of dental implants.
Furthermore, dental implants also work and feel more like natural teeth. They can withstand chewing forces of similar strength to natural teeth, which makes dental implants quite efficient when it comes to mealtime.
Patients who are concerned that their dental implants will have an unnatural appearance are encouraged to ask their oral surgeon to see results from other patients with similar cases. Hopefully, an opportunity to see real-life smile transformations will put your mind at ease when considering dental implants.
To learn more about your tooth replacement options, contact Texas Oral Surgery Specialists at 817-552-3223 and schedule your informative consultation today.