The Aesthetic Side of Dental Implants: What Options Do Patients Have?

Dental implants are primarily recommended for resolving dental issues caused by missing teeth like bone loss. Consequently, however, they also provide a solution for some aesthetic issues. If you have missing teeth, dental implants are the best replacement option for the most natural look.

Type of Dental Implants

There are two types of dental implants: endosteal and subperiosteal. Endosteal implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone. Then, once the gum tissue has healed, a post is connected to the implant, followed by the attachment of an artificial tooth. On the other hand, suberpiosteal implants are fitted into the jawbone below the gum tissue. After that, frame and posts are attached where an artificial tooth will be mounted.

Aesthetic Solution

Through the advancement of modern technology and the perseverance of dental professionals, dental implants are now made better not only in function but in appearance. Before, the biggest issue patients may have when it comes to implants is if they will look just like the teeth they lost. With great attention to detail and fine work, dentists nowadays can match the color your implant to your natural teeth. Dentists will consider factors such as your bone condition, the health of your tissue, and the shape and shade of your other teeth to determine the best appearance of your new implant.

If you would look at your teeth closely, you would see that they don’t all have even colors. It’s likely that your implant will not be just one shade to mask the fact that it’s artificial. Color ranges may include red-brown, red-yellow, gray and red-gray to determine the right darkness or brightness of the new tooth.

Of course, patients will have a say on the look of their dental implant. Say, for example, that they want more pronounced sharpness like a fang, but it’s always best to go for the natural feel and to listen to your dentist’s suggestions.

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