Esthetic Dental Implants

What are Esthetic Dental Implants ?

The dental industry has come a long way in replicating the feel and function of natural teeth, but placing esthetic implants can prove to be challenging for many dental professionals. When searching for a dentist to place your esthetic implants, it is important to consider the dentist’s education and experience placing this type of dental implant, as well as ask for testimonials or before and after photos of past patients.

Esthetic dental implants are dental implants that are placed in the anterior part of one’s jaw, typically replacing visible front teeth, such as incisors or canines. To successfully place dental implants in the esthetic zone, patients must have sufficient bone density in their anterior mandible to support them.

Placing implants into the anterior mandible has been restricted in the past to only those patients who had sufficient bone density in their jaw to place dental implants. Today, however, dental professionals are able to place esthetic dental implants more easily thanks to a few new cutting edge tools and technologies that help bolster the bone and soft tissue beneath the gum line. Some of these techniques include bone regeneration, bone augmentation and reconstruction, and bone grafting procedures, which augment the jawbone, providing a strong foundation upon which to place esthetic dental implants.

Once the jawbone is rebuilt using any one of these treatments, your esthetic implants and custom dental restoration, such as a dental crown, fixed denture or bridge, can be placed successfully.

Dental implants should seamlessly integrate with one’s smile in a way that looks and feels natural. This is especially true for teeth in the visible esthetic zone. While there have been many advancements in dental implant techniques and technologies, it still takes great skill to make esthetic implants look and feel natural in a patient.

The key is to find a dental professional who has the necessary education and experience to give you the most attractive, functional and long-lasting outcome possible. At The Mission Implant Center, each and every step of your esthetic implant process is carefully planned out to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your smile, and our board-certified periodontist is highly qualified in placing these types of dental implants.. If you are interested in learning more about esthetic implants, contact our office to schedule an initial consultation.