Dr. Tanya Orr, DDS
6880 W County Hwy 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Can You Feel the Difference Between a Dental Implant & a Real Tooth?

Blonde woman with dental implants wears a red hat and sweater

Implants are an increasingly popular solution to missing teeth caused by a variety of dental damage. If you opt for a dental implant, the result will be a smile that looks as good as new, but how will it feel? Read on to learn what to expect when you replace a tooth with a dental implant.

Dental Implant Basics

Dental implants are an alternative to dentures and bridges, and are used to address issues like a missing tooth, cracked tooth, infection, or decay. An implant consists of a biocompatible titanium rod inserted into the jaw to replace the missing tooth root. Once it heals and is fully integrated into the bone, a replacement tooth will be attached on top, which is crafted to blend in seamlessly with the patient’s smile.

Drawing of a patient's mouth with a dental implant, which consists of a titanium rod, abutment, and crown

As Good As New

As with any dental procedure, patients are always concerned with the lasting effects of a dental implant. Though it may be hard to imagine that a fake tooth could ever feel like a real one, dental implants do the trick! One of the reasons why implants are becoming the preferred solution for so many patients is that they look and feel just like regular teeth. With implants, the replacement tooth is custom-made to be a natural fit and color. And because the implant base is fused into the jaw, the implant is truly a part of the smile–functional and long-lasting. There is no need to worry about impaired speech or eating, and they are completely comfortable and very convenient. You can enjoy a beautiful smile with daily brushing and flossing, and biannual dental visits to keep your gums and neighboring natural teeth healthy and strong.

Dental Implants at Gentle Family Breeze Dental

Think you’re ready for a dental implant? Give us a call here at Gentle Breeze Family Dental. A member of our team will be happy to address any lingering questions or concerns, set up a consultation, and get you on your way to a brand new smile!

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Affordable Payment Options

We believe that dental care should be available to everyone, but we also don’t want it to be a financial burden. To accommodate our patients, we accept a wide variety of flexible payment options. We are very insurance friendly, accept CareCredit financing, all major credit cards, and even have our very own in-house dental savers plan. We have something for everyone, so contact us today for any questions about our affordable payment options.

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