Will My Dental Implants Look Like Natural Teeth? By Patrick Casey on October 18, 2023

Older couple with dental implants smiling

The field of dentistry has come a long way in the last few decades, most notably, perhaps, in terms of the treatments available for tooth loss. Dental implant-supported restorations can look and feel just like real teeth. At Smile Montreal in Westmount, QC, we pride ourselves on providing our dental implant patients with the best possible results. With our experience and skill, you can count on a smile that exceeds your expectations. In this blog post, we discuss when implant dentistry can look real or fake.

Dental Implants vs. Restorations

First, it is important to distinguish the difference between dental implants and the attached restorations. The implants are small, screw-like structures that are placed in the jawbone. As long as they are implanted properly and hidden beneath the gum line, the dental implants can't be seen. We use the advanced i-CAT® system to identify the optimal locations in the jaw for your implants.

On the other hand, the dental restoration replaces the missing crown of the tooth. Dental restorations can include dental crowns, dental bridges, or dentures. The type of restoration that is used depends on the number and location of missing teeth. When patients ask if dental implants will look fake, they are typically referring to the dental restorations.

What Are Some Factors That Can Make Dental Restorations Look Fake?

There are several things that can contribute to dental restorations looking fake. That is why it is so important to choose a dentist, such as those at Smile Montreal in Westmount, with the skill and know-how to avoid these problems.

Poor Design

Every face has unique characteristics; all of them, including the size and shape of the teeth, contribute to your overall appearance. If your teeth are too long, wide, short, small, or bulky for your face, it can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. When our dentists design your dental restorations, we will take your surrounding features into account. This ensures that your new teeth complement your face and enhance your appearance.

Low-Quality Materials

The type of materials used in your dental restorations also affects their appearance. At our practice, we use high-quality, durable dental porcelain to craft crowns, bridges, and dentures that look completely natural.

Subpar Construction

While the design specifications and materials used for your restorations are critical to their final appearance, excellent craftsmanship is just as important. At Smile Montreal, we partner with a reliable and trusted dental lab that fabricates the finest dental restorations possible. They craft our crowns, bridges, and dentures to the precise specifications we provide.

A Bad Fit

Before your final dental restoration is made, we will take impressions of your mouth to ensure an excellent fit. We will provide these impressions to the dental lab so their technicians can fabricate your restoration to fit within your mouth comfortably, while also providing the most natural look possible.

Contact Our Practice

To find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants, in addition to the type of dental restoration that would best suit you, contact Smile Montreal in Westmount today.

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Dr. Charles Casey & Dr. Patrick Casey

Smile Montreal

Our team of dental professionals is focused on patient care and comfort. Our dentists use the latest techniques and innovative technologies to provide fast and efficient treatment. Dr. Patrick Casey is a member of a number of international associations, including:
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • International Academy of Orthodontics
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