How Natural Will a Tooth Implant Look?
At New York City’s periodontist Dr. Kissel’s Manhattan offices, we understand that it can be very embarrassing to be missing a tooth. Your smile, after all, is one of the first things that people notice about you as you walk around the busy streets of Manhattan. And when you’re missing a tooth, especially one in a noticeable position, you may feel too shy to smile, or even talk when you’re out in public.
For these reasons, Manhattan periodontist Dr. Kissel understands why one of the most common questions he receives about getting a tooth implant is how natural it will look. Dr. Kissel is just as concerned as you are about providing you with a natural looking, aesthetically pleasing solution to your missing tooth. Read on as he explains more about how a tooth implant is the most natural looking option you can choose for your missing tooth.
A Tooth Implant is the Most Natural-Looking Tooth Replacement Option Available.
When Manhattan patients talk to Dr. Kissel about receiving a tooth implant, they are often relieved to hear that a tooth implant is the most natural tooth replacement option you can receive. A tooth implant will look and feel like your own natural teeth and can be colored to match your existing teeth’s shade of white. In fact, most people who receive a tooth implant will attest that you can’t even tell that they have a prosthetic in their mouth.
A Tooth Implant Doesn’t Just Look Natural – It Functions More Like a Natural Tooth, Too.
Not only does a tooth implant look more natural than any other tooth replacement option, but it also acts more naturally, too. This is because, unlike with dentures and bridges, a tooth implant includes inserting a permanent, titanium rod into your mouth, mimicking your lost tooth’s root. This titanium rod stimulates your jawbone’s growth and prevents bone resorption and gum recession, both of which can cause your cheek to sink in, making you look older than you actually are.
A Tooth Implant Best Preserves Your Remaining, Natural Teeth.
Getting a tooth implant also adds to your aesthetic appeal because it doesn’t affect your remaining, natural teeth. For example, if you were to get a dental bridge to replace a missing tooth, the adjacent, “anchor” teeth would need to be drilled down so that crowns could be placed over them. Alternatively, if you were getting dentures to replace multiple missing or diseased teeth, you would need to have your few remaining teeth pulled. However, dental implants only affect the area of the missing tooth and not any of your other natural teeth.
Speak With Dr. Kissel to Learn More About Your Tooth Implant Options
It’s understandable that you may have a lot of questions about your tooth replacement options, especially if you are considering getting a tooth implant. After all, it is a permanent procedure.
If you have a missing tooth or missing teeth and need to speak to a Manhattan dental professional about your options, we recommend that you call Dr. Kissel at (212) 702-9088. During a consultation with Dr. Kissel, he will perform a full oral examination and explain the tooth implant procedure to you completely.