How to Get Dental Implants That Look Like the Real Thing

14 May 2020
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

It can sometimes be easy to spot someone who has a mouth full of dentures or dental implants. Although having artificial teeth is way better than not having any teeth, the last thing you really want is for them to look fake. If you need dental implants but are worried to get them done because of the fact that they may look artificial, then this article is just the thing for you. Before you succumb to having a mouth full of false teeth, there are a few things that you can do to make your smile look naturally better. 

Match the Color

One of the biggest mistakes that patients make when they are having dental implants done is they go much lighter than their surrounding teeth, especially if they are having implants placed in the front. While it's true that you can whiten your surrounding teeth so that they match your implants, it might not always look right and it may make them stand out. The best thing you can do is either whiten your natural teeth before you pick out an implant or just have your implant matched to your teeth's natural color. As long as the color matches across the board, you won't have to worry about them looking too artificial. 

Match the Size

When your dentist helps choose a crown to go over the top of your dental implant, they will have tons of options to choose from, including the size of the crown to go with. While you may want a crown that's bit larger so that it can enhance your smile, if your dental crown is much bigger than your natural teeth that it's sitting next to, it's going to stick out like a sore thumb. Make sure that your dental crown matches the size of your natural teeth unless you want to have your entire mouth redone. 

Match the Shape

The fun thing about teeth is that if you want them to be a little bit squarer, your dentist can actually file them down to create the perfect shape that you want. Remember this when you are picking a shape of a dental crown, because your dentist may be able to sand down your natural teeth at the same time that they are placing the crown to make sure that they match perfectly. 

Having a dental implant can restore your smile and make you look like yourself again, but you want to ensure that it matches the rest of your teeth. To learn more, reach out to a dentist in your area.