Find out how discreet a dental implant can be for restoring one or more missing teeth.
Maybe you’ve just started doing your research regarding tooth replacements or you have been weighing the pros and cons of several treatments. Perhaps dental implants sound like a great option but you worry about what it will look like when it’s finished. Find out more about how dental implants work, what they will look like when your restoration is complete and how your Gig Harbor dentist Dr. Peter Elton can restore your smile.
If you were to look at an implant you may wonder how this small metal post wouldn’t be noticeable to those around you, but fortunately, the implant is surgically placed into the jawbone so both bones and gums will hide the implant completely.
Through a naturally occurring phenomenon known as osseointegration, the titanium of the implant actually fuses with the bone and gums over the course of several months. Once successfully bonded with natural tissue your implant is a permanent part of your mouth. It will stay hidden under the gumline, out of plan sight.
An implant is made up of three different parts:
- The metal implant
- The abutment
- A dental crown, bridge or dentures
So, what part of the implant do you actually see?
While no one will see the implant itself they will notice the dental crown or dental restoration that is specifically designed to replace the tooth. The crown is a tooth-shaped cap usually made from a tooth-colored material like porcelain that is used to restore your smile. This is the only part of the restoration someone will notice and even then it will look just like a natural tooth so no one will know that this is an artificial structure. The only person who will know is you.
Are you ready to say goodbye to tooth loss for good? Then it’s time you took the next step toward that complete smile. Call your Gig Harbor, WA cosmetic dentist today and let Cedarbrook Dental give you back that beautiful smile.