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What Does The Implant Look Like?

7th December 2023

<alt="elderly woman smiling holding tooth brush">You can’t see what a dental implant looks like when you look at before and after photos of dental implant treatment. This is due to the fact that dental implants are surgically implanted into your jawbone. Their purpose is to support a dental crown by acting as tooth roots.

The visible part of dental implants that sits above the gum line is the dental crown. Before dental implant surgery, a dentist who provides consultations will be able to show you what a tooth implant looks like.

Today, here at Birmingham Dental Specialists we will discuss ‘What do dental implants look like’ so that you have a better understanding of the procedure.

If you require a dental implant procedure, do not hesitate to get in touch with our team!

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What Are Dental Implants Supposed to Look Like?

A small screw is the best analogy for ‘what do dental implants look like’. The base of the metal post or implant has holes in it. These holes are critical for the implant’s integration because they allow the jaw bone to penetrate through them during the osseointegration process.

The implant is a screw-shaped post made of biocompatible titanium. It is typically 3 to 6 millimetres in diameter and can vary in length depending on the needs of the patient. To promote better integration with the jawbone, the surface of the implant is often rough or textured.

Does a Dental Implant Look Natural?

‘Yes, they will!’ is the short answer. Keep in mind that your own damaged teeth will be extracted (unless they are already missing) and the titanium implant will be implanted in your jaw during the procedure. Once the implant has successfully integrated with the bone of the jaw, the dentist can place the crown, which is the visible part of the implant that resembles a tooth.

The advantage of dental implants over dentures is that they function more like natural teeth – you can eat whatever you want and speak and smile with confidence. They also look more natural because they are attached directly to the gum line.

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What Do Implants Look Like In Your Mouth?

Dental implants are not visible in the mouth as they are typically placed beneath the gumline. The visible part of a dental implant is the prosthetic tooth or crown that is attached to the implant after it has integrated with the jawbone. The crown is designed to closely resemble a natural tooth in terms of colour, shape, and size.

The implant itself is a small, usually titanium, post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone. This post serves as a replacement for the tooth root and provides a stable foundation for the artificial tooth. Since the implant is hidden beneath the gums, it is not visible in the mouth.

The crown, which is custom-made to match the surrounding natural teeth, is the only visible part of the dental implantThe goal is to create a restoration that looks and functions like a natural tooth, allowing for a seamless and aesthetic result. The implant is designed to be a long-term solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring both function and appearance in the mouth.

Is It Painful To Have Dental Implants Put In?

The nerves surrounding the dental implant will be numbed by local anaesthesia. You can expect to be pain-free during your dental implant procedure if your nerves are numbed. You may feel pressure at times, but it should not bother you.

Check out our in-depth guide here on how painful dental implants are now to gain an understanding of the topic!

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