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5 Cosmetic Benefits of Getting Dental Implants

January 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 8:44 pm
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If you’re missing teeth, it can be a struggle to feel confident when showing off your smile. Tooth loss can take away from your appearance and ultimately, your self-esteem. The good news is that those gaps in your smile don’t need to be permanent. There are several tooth replacement options out there that can help you reclaim your entire smile, like dental implants. Continue reading to learn about some of the different cosmetic benefits of dental implants.

Maintains Bone Structure

When you are missing teeth for a while, you will eventually experience bone loss in your jawbone. This is because the jawbone is no longer being stimulated by your tooth root via chewing. When your teeth are missing, patients can experience sunken cheeks and wrinkled lips due to their loss of facial structure. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option available that replaces the roots of missing teeth and therefore prevent bone loss.

Precise Placement

With careful planning, your dentist will surgically place your implants in the most ideal locations for osseointegration to take place. This is when the titanium fuses to the jawbone. This allows for the implants to achieve maximum stability once they have completely healed. They are also placed in accordance with soft-tissue deficiencies to help you achieve an aesthetically pleasing outcome.

Crown Customization

To leave you with the most natural looking smile possible, the crowns that are placed on the end of each of your implants are customized to be the exact size, shape, and color needed to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. The new crown must fit perfectly into the empty gap and be the exact length as your adjacent tooth.

Prosthetic Design

When two adjacent teeth are being restored at the same time, crowns can be created to reduce any extra space between the teeth. This is often done when there is a triangular space left between the teeth as the result of an inadequate papilla.

Managing Soft Tissue

When patients have dental implants placed, they are sometimes able to have gum tissue reconstructed to be more aesthetically pleasing. This extra step can be helpful for those who have experienced gum recession in the past.

If you are looking for a tooth replacement option that will leave you with a beautiful, natural looking smile, ask your dentist if you would make a good candidate for dental implants. You will have you smile back in no time!

About the Author

Dr. Vance Harper earned his dental doctorate from Tuft’s School of Dental Medicine in Boston before advancing his knowledge and skills with an advanced degree in General Dentistry through his residency at the NYU College of Dentistry. He has also received his Certification from the New York Implant Institute. To learn more about dental implants and other tooth replacement options, or to schedule an appointment at his office in Wethersfield, visit his website or call (860) 400-3007.

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