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Just How Do Dental Implant Teams Get The Natural Look Of Dental Implants

You may already know that dental implants are considered by many to have the highest levels of success amongst all forms of tooth replacement. You probably also know that they’re the most permanent, and if cared for properly have been known to last in excess of forty years. If you’ve really done your homework, you might also be aware that dental implants are the only form of tooth replacement to halt bone loss that naturally occurs after a tooth is missing. However although these are important factors in why dental implants in Richmond are fast becoming the tooth replacement of choice, most people find that there’s a bigger reason that usually sways them….

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Dental implants are also considered to be the most life-like, natural looking form of tooth replacement that modern dentistry allows.

The truth is that specialised dentists, dental technicians, and dental clinicians have spent decades perfecting the art of making replacement teeth look just like the real thing and when you consider that the crown is the one component part of the implant that really gets noticed, you’d want it to be as natural looking as possible wouldn’t you? Well here’s how it’s done.

Dental implant crowns are made from either dental porcelain or acrylic. Both are used because they are naturally white, stain proof, and incredibly robust, yet lightweight. After 3D scans are taken a prosthodontist will make a virtual mock-up of your mouth. From this your dental team will work with you to design your new smile. There are a wide variety of tooth shapes, sizes and shades to choose from and guided by the dental team, you’ll be free to chose the right style for you.


Once the shape, style and tooth colour have been agreed, the dental laboratory get to work using a specialised Computer Aided Design (CAD) programme to aid high tech milling machines. These transform the raw components into life-like, natural looking prosthetics. They can be made so life-like that the dental team may even include so called ‘perfect imperfections’ such as quirky unnatural spacing (if the patient wishes) and lustre. In fact in most cases, it would be very hard for any lay person to tell the difference between a dental implant in Richmond and the real thing.

If you’re looking for a form of tooth replacement that ticks all the boxes and more besides then you really should consider dental implants. If you want to find out more about the implant process and get all of your questions and concerns answered, then why not book yourself a free, no-obligation consultation. Contact Sheen Dental on 020 8876 5277, or visit our website at www.sheendental.co.uk to book yours today. Act now and take the first steps towards a new you!