Although we often talk about the innovative science and technology that go into placing dental implant-retained crowns and arches, we seldom discuss the high degree of artistry that plays a huge role in designing a brand new smile. The restorations need to reflect a person’s unique facial structure while blending seamlessly with any surrounding natural teeth. Often, patients may even come in with a picture of a celebrity as a basis for what their smile will look like. In today’s blog, your King of Prussia implant dentists explain the three significant factors our team takes into consideration when designing your dental implants.
Designing Your Implants
Once an examination has been completed and you are ready to receive a dental implant, our prosthodontist will meet with the experts at our on-site dental lab. During these discussions, they will look at three factors when designing your new restoration:
• Facial structure
If the denture or crown that will be placed onto the implant posts aren’t shaded correctly, your restorations won’t look natural. When deciding the color of your crowns or dentures, our dental lab team will look at your smile. They will take into account how white you want your teeth to be and the best shade to ensure your new teeth match your smile.
In some cases, to ensure your new restorations blend with your smile, some teeth may need to be reshaped. For men, your restorations may be created so you have larger lateral incisors that are square and the same size as your middle teeth. This gives you a “masculine shape”. For women, your implants will be designed so your lateral incisors are smaller, tilted towards the middle teeth, and shaped narrower near the gum line. This is known as a “feminine shape”.
This process involves designing your implants and implant-secured teeth to match your facial structure. As a result, your new teeth will look completely natural. When you leave our office, only you and the team at By Design Dental will be able to tell you have dental implants.
Schedule a Visit with Your Philadelphia Implant Dentists
For more information on the process of designing and placing dental implants, talk to your Philadelphia implant dentists today. Schedule a free dental consultation and a low dose panoramic X-ray by calling 484-231-1177. At By Design Dental, we provide affordable and convenient dental implants, employing the latest in implant technology to restore your smile to full function and appearance. We look forward to seeing you soon at our office located at The Atrium, 234 Mall Blvd., Suite 180, King of Prussia, PA 19406.