Toluca Lake Dentist Explains Structural and Aesthetic Considerations When Designing Dental Implants

Written by Dr. McKay on Feb 21, 2017

Dental implants have improved the tooth replacement treatment process for thousands of people suffering from tooth loss, as well as dental professionals. The dental implant treatment process is very detailed and patient-specific. Today our Toluca Lake dental implant dentists are reviewing some of the considerations we prioritize when designing and creating dental implants. Let’s get started!

As we begin the dental implant treatment process, our team makes sure that the patient’s replacement tooth is an appropriate size for the patient’s smile. This is important for aesthetic as well as functional reasons. A properly sized replacement tooth looks natural and helps to preserve the patient’s healthy bite structure.

It’s also important to make sure that the visible dental implant restoration is shaped to look natural when placed next to the patient’s natural teeth. Take a look at your smile—are your teeth more rounded or angular? By personalizing the shape of your implant, we can improve the overall aesthetics of your restored smile.

One of the final steps in creating a customized dental implant is to shade the implant restoration to match the patient’s existing smile. If you are interested in lightening your entire smile, our team recommends that you undergo whitening treatment prior to having your implant placed. This allows our dentist to shade your restoration to match our post-whitening smile.

Our Toluca Lake dental implant dentists are here to answer all of your questions about restorative dentistry, including state-of-the-art dental implants. Call our office to schedule a consultation with our team, or head to the Contact Us page on our website to submit a question and your contact information. With all that modern dentistry has to offer, there is truly no reason to keep living with unsightly and unhealthy tooth loss any longer!