It’s hard to say which is worse: having a missing tooth or having a fake-looking replacement! If you need to have a tooth extracted, you’re probably already thinking about filling in the gap.
Would anyone be able to tell that your implant is not your original tooth? Most likely not; here’s why:
An Implant is Permanent
Many patients choose to replace a missing tooth with a partial denture. A partial denture is a frame that anchors onto your existing teeth. It supports one or more false teeth, which are suspended over the gaps where your natural teeth used to be.
A partial works fine for a lot of people. But how might an implant be even better?
Unlike partials, an implant isn’t removable. Partial dentures need to be removed daily for cleaning. If you remove your prosthesis, others will notice! But because it’s a part of your mouth, your implant can be brushed and flossed just like it’s a natural tooth.
An implant won’t move around and risk slipping and pinching while you eat. If your partial is loose, it can cause such problems.
Implants Let You Customize
The visible part of your dental implant, the crown, can be custom designed to match the shape and size of your other teeth. It is even dyed to match the same hue. This means that it won’t stand out like a solid white piece of porcelain. Once fully healed, your implant will look just like a normal tooth. And it will stay there for good, too!
Curious to find out whether an implant is right for you? Contact your dentist today to schedule a consultation.
Posted on behalf of:
Hudson Oaks Family Dentistry
200 S Oakridge Dr #106
Hudson Oaks, TX 76087
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