If you're considering getting an implant, you'll most certainly have questions for Dr. Rose at Portland Dental Center in Portland, TN. You might be wondering how a dental implant compares to a real tooth. Let's look at some of the differences between implants and natural teeth.
It should be noted that one of the primary goals of implant dentistry is to try to provide the same form and function as your natural teeth. However, with that in mind, know that an implant is not a tooth. An implant does not decay and does not have dental pulp or periodontal membrane-like teeth.
An implant won't always work in every case, but they do have some great advantages when they are called for.
Some advantages of an implant:
There are downsides to implants where natural teeth win out. The disadvantages of implants include:
It's best to speak with Dr. Rose about your options regarding implants. Let us know what you want to achieve and we'll work with you as best we can to accomplish that. And don't hesitate to contact Portland Dental Center in Portland, TN, for further questions about the procedure. Call 615-325-9837.