Would you buy a car without test driving it? Maybe you would but that doesn’t seem advisable.
Dental implants might not seem like a commitment on the level of a car at first glance, but they can last you a lot longer with proper care and significantly affect your quality of life. You want to know how they are going to feel before you make a decision.
Keep reading to learn how dental implants feel compared to natural teeth and what benefits you can expect from them.
Do Dental Implants Feel Natural?
A dental implant replaces a missing tooth, so you don’t have feeling in the implant itself. Sensations of things like pressure, heat, or cold will come from the surrounding gum tissue, so in that respect, the implant doesn’t feel exactly like your natural tooth.
Regarding daily care, look, and function, on the other hand, the implant is just like your natural tooth. They are custom-made for your specific smile, so they look incredibly lifelike.
What Benefits Do I Get from Having Dental Implants?
Implants will bond to your jawbone, so they offer stability for restorations that replace your teeth above the gumline. Other options for tooth replacement cannot provide as secure a foundation. When you are eating or talking, there are no concerns that your implants will feel loose or slip.
Sticking to mealtime, the implants do not reduce your biting power compared to natural teeth. Meanwhile, dentures rest on your gums so it can be tough or even impossible to take bites of hard food. But with dental implants, keep on enjoying all the same foods you did when you had all your natural teeth!
Because they fuse to your bone and become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures. Also, since dental implants do not require the alteration of nearby teeth, such as a tooth-supported bridge does, more of your own teeth are left intact to improve your long-term oral health. And individual implants allow easier access between teeth to improve oral hygiene.
It’s true you have multiple options when planning tooth replacement, but the function, stability, and feel of dental implants are unmatched. Your dentist in Canonsburg can answer all of your questions during a consultation and give an exam to ensure you are a suitable candidate for this treatment.
About the Practice
At Center One Dental, our team strives to offer you and your family wholehearted accommodation of your needs and schedule. We want each visit for you to be positive and comfortable. Our modern office features all the latest dental tools and amenities so we can provide you with optimal care. If you are considering dental implants, we can replace any number of your missing teeth for life. Dr. Raj Vekariya performs the implant placement at our location, plus insurance is welcome and flexible financing is available. To schedule a consultation, visit our website or call (724) 300-3700.