Do Dental Implants Work Like Real Teeth?

Even though they may avoid chewing with a certain area of their mouth, even though they may be embarrassed by tooth decay – some people still are wary of replacing their natural teeth with stronger, implant supported teeth. It’s because many of them aren’t sure if their dental implants will work like their natural teeth. Well, will they?

Functioning Like Real Teeth

So, the short answer: Yes, your dental implants will work almost exactly like real teeth. Factors that’ll help your implants feel like real teeth include improved speech clarity, more mouth comfort, stress-free eating, a balanced smile supported by a full mouth of teeth, improved dental health, enhanced self-confidence and so much more. 

Simply put: The ability to dental implants just like real teeth goes a long way and helping them feel like real teeth.

For dental bridges specifically, implants may feel more like natural teeth than conventional methods of bridging gaps between teeth. Traditional bridges fill gaps of one or more teeth by anchoring to two healthy teeth on each side of a gap – that bridge, however, will be compromised if the anchoring teeth ever begin to fail. Implant-supported bridges, on the other hand, are anchored to the much more reliable dental implant.

Dental implants also function like real teeth in the way they support the shape of people’s smile. When a tooth, or teeth, is lost, the jawbone that once supported the teeth roots starts to decay and the smile begins to sag as a result. Because dental implants are supported by packing natural or artificial bone dust into the implant site, the end result will be a more balanced, flesh-out smile that looks as healthy as it did during its prime.

One of the biggest differences between dental implants and natural teeth will be shock absorption and vulnerability to cavities. Natural teeth provide shock absorption for chewing and protection against chipping. A perk unique to implant-supported prostheses is that the crowns are made of materials that aren’t susceptible to cavities.

Get an Even Better Idea of How Well Dental Implants Work

Kick off the conversation about dental implants in Bradenton FL by scheduling a consultation with a local dentist. Learn more about how your life will look with a new set of strong, reliable dental implants.


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