How to get natural looking dental implants by your Edmonton Dentist
If you have lost a tooth, we think you’re making the right decision to replace it. Not only will you feel better about how you look, replacing missing teeth can help to protect your oral health. Missing teeth can cause the surrounding teeth to shift, making gaps harder to keep clean and, in some cases, creating bite misalignment issues.
One of the best ways to replace a missing tooth is with a dental implant. However, not all dental implants are created equally. To get the most natural looking dental implants, you’ll want to do your homework first in order to ensure that you will be satisfied with your results.
It’s all in the materials
If you want natural looking dental implants, you need to start with a strong foundation. There are several types of implants and implant materials.
For the actual implant, your Edmonton dentist may use, titanium, a titanium alloy or zirconium. While some dentists believe that, with zirconium, osseointegration is more successful and allergic reaction is less likely, most agree that zirconium provides the best results aesthetically. But zirconium is also the most costly dental implant material.
As for the implant topper – the dental crown – we recommend porcelain of high quality for the best aesthetics. Porcelain is strong, can be colour-matched to your existing teeth, and does a great job of mimicking the translucency of natural teeth.
Choose a dentist with an artistic eye
Be choosy as you select a dentist to create your dental implants. You want someone who is a true artist, seeking excellence every time, and taking great pride in the finished product.
As you settle on your top picks for dentists, ask to see a portfolio of past patients before you make your final decision. When you can’t tell the difference between the crown and real teeth, you know that you are likely to be satisfied.
You get what you pay for
Once you choose a dentist, remember that you are making a substantial investment in your mouth. Those natural looking dental implants, as well as the services of a top notch dentist, may cost you more, but it there is some value in the saying, “you get what you pay for”.
With proper care and regular visits to the dentist, you should be able to maintain your dental implants for years to come.
While reading up on how to get the best dental implants is a good start, seeking a professional opinion from your dentist will help you decide which type and what materials will be best for you. If you would like to learn more about dental implants, please come in for a consultation.