If you’ve lost any of your teeth, you’re not alone. An estimated 120 million people in the U.S. have lost at least one tooth and around 40 million have lost all of them. Thankfully, people have more replacement options today than ever before. And most people don’t only want something that functions well, but also looks great at the same time. You may have heard that dental implants in Daytona Beach feel natural, but you might be wondering how they look and if they’re noticeable or not. Keep reading to find out how implants work and how they’ll affect your appearance. With this information, you’ll be one step closer to making the right decision for restoring your smile!
How Does an Implant Work?
Implants are titanium posts that act as replacement roots for missing teeth. After the initial implant surgery has been done to place the implant, it’s given 3-6 months to integrate (or fuse) with the surrounding jaw bone. Then it’s completed with either a single dental crown, bridge or denture.
These restorations are matched in size, shape, and color to your existing smile so they’ll look natural and blend in seamlessly.
Will Anyone Be Able To Tell You Have an Implant?
Since an implant is essentially a replacement root, it’s no more noticeable than the other roots of your teeth (which is to say – not at all!)
No one, not even you, will be able to tell you have a dental implant. Without question, they look, feel and function more like your own teeth than any other replacement option.
In fact, the only way to discover a dental implant is to take an X-ray that shows the titanium post in the jaw.
What Are the Cosmetic Benefits Of Implants?
In addition to being impossible to detect with the naked eye, dental implants have other cosmetic benefits as well:
- When someone’s teeth are extracted, their jaws begin to slowly “shrink.” Over time, this can give your face an aged, sunken-in appearance. Dental implants stimulate and maintain the jawbone to prevent this from happening and help you maintain a youthful facial structure.
- Visible empty spaces after tooth loss can make you want to cover your mouth when you smile or laugh. Dental implants will give you a full smile again that you’ll feel great about showing off.
Implants provide fantastic benefits for your oral health. And, since no one will be able to tell you have an implant or that you’ve lost teeth, they’ll also restore your confidence as well!
About the Author
Dr. Gladston Silva is an implant dentist in Daytona Beach and a highly-respected Diplomat of The International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He knows that dental implants not only feel great but look great as well, and has seen firsthand what a positive impact they have on his patients’ lives. If you’re considering implants and have any other questions, he can be reached via his website.