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Do Dental Implants Work Like Real Teeth?

young woman fun smileDental implants are a popular and effective solution for replacing missing or non-restorable teeth. They are designed to closely mimic the function and appearance of natural teeth, providing Cure Dental patients with a long-term solution for various dental problems.

Colours and Contours of Your Existing Teeth

Unlike other types of tooth replacements, dental implants are the only prosthesis designed to mimic the look, feel, and function of anatomical teeth. We match your new restorations so that they blend in with your surrounding smile.

Having Dental Implant Doesn’t Affect the Structure of Your Existing Teeth

Most notably, dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that stands independently of your other teeth and has the potential to last a lifetime. Since they are non-invasive to healthy tooth structure, implants are typically recommended as the first solution for anyone with missing teeth.

How Dental Implants Are Designed

These restorations are made up of three main parts: the implant post, the abutment, and the crown. The implant post is made of titanium and surgically placed into the jawbone. It essentially serves as the root portion of your new replacement tooth.

After your implant integrates with the supporting bone, an abutment is attached, which serves as a connector between the implant and the crown. The crown is the visible part of the restoration that you see above the gum tissues. If you have multiple missing teeth, these tooth replacements can be paired together to support a fixed bridge.

The Placement Process

Getting dental implants typically requires a 2-3 visit process of planning, placement and final restoration of your integrated device. The key is to allow enough time for the restoration to integrate properly, so that it can support the full weight of a fixed crown or bridge on top. Careful planning allows us to provide a more efficient experience and limit any time you go without teeth.

Take Care of Your Implant Tooth to Prolong Its Life

With proper care and maintenance, these tooth restorations can last for decades or up to a lifetime. Simply brush and floss them daily as directed, and schedule routine checkups to have your implants evaluated and cleaned. While implants won’t get cavities, the gum and bone tissues around them are still susceptible to infection, so thorough plaque removal is important.

Reserve a Consultation Today

Find out if these durable tooth restorations are right for you. Contact our practice today to reserve a no-obligation assessment and custom treatment plan.


Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

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