This is one of the most common questions we receive about implants, and the answer is simply, yes! Dental implants are undoubtedly the most natural-looking option for replacing missing teeth. Not only do dental implants look real, but they feel real as well.
Thanks to fantastic advances in cosmetic dentistry, there are new materials and technologies which allow dental implants to match your natural teeth, flawlessly.
Dental Implant Materials
The point of dental implants is to create a permanent solution for a lost tooth that is undetectable once installed. This is achieved by the use of high-quality materials that match the color and consistency of natural teeth.
The most common material used for the root portion of a dental implant is titanium. What makes this the ideal material is its extreme strength, and that it bonds well with bone.
The titanium rod is placed into your jaw bone to act as a root for the new tooth. The fake tooth will then extend out of your gums, just like a natural tooth. This is part of what makes dental implants look so real.
Porcelain is one of the most common materials used in dental implants. It is not used in the implant itself, but as the cap for the implant, i.e., the part that you see.
Porcelain is the perfect material to use for fake teeth, as it mimics the slightly reflective surface of natural teeth. The shade of the porcelain is also completely customizable. Your dentist will match the color of the fake tooth to the rest of your teeth, so the implant will be seamlessly incorporated into your smile.
The color of porcelain cannot be altered once made, however, which is why some people choose to do teeth whitening before they get their crown installed.
Porcelain can also be formed into any shape necessary. We can match the shape of your other teeth, including any aspects of your smile that are unique to you.
Other reasons why porcelain is the best choice for implant crowns:
- It is extremely durable
- It is completely customizable
- It is stain resistant
- It is affordable
- Gums tolerate porcelain well
Book Your Free Consultation for a Dental Implant
Here at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, your smile is our area of expertise. We want to help you feel confident and beautiful, starting with your oral care. Call today to schedule an appointment to discuss whether dental implants are the right smile solution for you.
We are also taking into consideration the current pandemic, and since we have reopened, we have implemented extra safety procedures. Extensive sanitary measures are in place, along with required personal protective equipment (PPE) for our staff, and the use of single-use tools and products whenever possible.
We kindly ask that you inform us of any possible COVID-19 symptoms that you find yourself with before your appointment. We will work with you to reschedule your appointment and make sure you stay on track to get the beautiful smile you deserve.
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