Is it all marketing hype, or do dental implants really function just like natural teeth? And even if they do function like natural teeth, will everyone know you’ve had your teeth replaced with dental implants? If this pair of questions has been on your mind, there’s some good news. For their reliability and their aesthetics, all the hype is well deserved. And on top of that, most people won’t know you’ve got prosthetic teeth – unless you let the secret slip.
How They Work
To better understand what makes them so hard to discern from natural teeth, we need to look at how they work.
Dental implants are anchored either to the jawbone, just like natural teeth, or to a metal frame placed just below the gum line. Because the titanium posts of the implants will be anchored to your jaw, just like natural teeth, anything mounted to them will have unrivaled stability and reliability.
What Makes Them Hard to Spot
One of the biggest things that make dental implants hard to spot is that they are rooted beneath the gum line, so they have a seamless appearance – even when compared to neighboring natural teeth.
Your dental implants or implant-supported dentures will likely have prosthetic teeth that are fabricated from porcelain, which can be colored and formed to look indistinguishable from natural teeth.
If you get implant-supported dentures, these are some ways that they differ from conventional dentures and those same factors will make them hard to discern from real teeth:
- They don’t shift around in your mouth like conventional dentures tend to do
- Because they don’t shift around, your dentures won’t distort your words when you speak
- You can eat more confidently knowing your implant-supported dentures won’t slide around when you chew
- You can smile more confidently knowing your implant-supported dentures won’t slide off center and warp your smile
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