Dental implants have changed the way that we dentists can impact the way you look, chew, speak, and (most of all) smile!
If you have read our previous post regarding dental implant basics, but had a few more questions regarding dental implants, Click Here to get a little more information from the American Dental Association.
Now, if you are a little skeptical still about dental implants, I don’t blame you! Do they really work? Will they last? Will it hurt? I get it! I myself am missing my two front teeth. Thanks to the wonders of dental implant technology, most people don’t know until I tell them. In all honesty, before I had the repair done, it terrified me to think about a dental implant at all. Now that I have them…I wish I would have done it sooner. I’m so happy with the results!
As a dentist, we strive to make things easy and appealing to our patients. Here are some ways we make dental implants look just like the teeth you lost.
1. Below the Tissue
The dental implant is completely below the gum tissue and as such, without a tooth (what we call the implant crown) on the dental implant, no one would know it was there by looking at you!1.) The dental implant is completely below the gum tissue, and as such, without a tooth (what we call the implant crown) on the dental implant, no one would know it was there by looking at you!
2. A Natural Look
With developments in modern dental implant technology, we have many more materials that replicate your natural teeth and that are tooth colored and shaped. Your dental implant will look exactly as you want it, like your other teeth!
3. Good as New!
Dental implants have now been shown to be able to tolerate the chewing load of replacing all of your teeth on as few as four dental implants! Resulting in a new look, new feel, new you!
About the Author
Dr. Ryan Zentz
Dr. Zentz was born and raised in Spokane, Washington, and he graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Zoology and an emphasis on Human Anatomy and Physiology. Dr. Zentz then attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry, where he received the Charles L. Bolender Award for academic and clinical excellence in prosthodontics.