up close of woman's smileIf you have lost a tooth, and you want to replace it with a dental implant, you are thinking not just about your ability to eat, your ability to speak, and the support a dental implant will give to your other teeth. You are happy to know that your dental implant won’t need any special care, but probably one of your main concerns is that a dental implant will look natural, and that you will be able to smile with confidence.

The good news is that you’re likely to be satisfied.

Patients Are Highly Satisfied with Dental Implants

In our experience, patients love the look of their dental implants. However, you don’t have to take our word for it, since several studies have been done to gauge how happy people are with the look of their implants.

In one study, 88% of people said they were satisfied with the appearance of their dental implants. In another patients were asked to rate several factors in the appearance of their dental implants. People gave aspects of their dental implant appearance ratings from 70-100%, with a median score of 96%. Every aspect had an average satisfaction rating in the 90-100% range.

Dentists Are Less Satisfied

In addition to having patients rate their own satisfaction, these studies also include assessments of the appearance by dentists. Dentists always rate the appearance as less satisfactory.

This is part of our trade. We set very demanding standards for ourselves, and we take our craft very seriously. We are always trying to find better techniques, tools, and materials to improve the results we achieve. We hope that someday soon, 100% of people will be 100% satisfied with the appearance of their dental implant. And we get a little closer every day.

If you want to learn more about the results you can expect from your dental implants, feel free to look at our smile gallery or contact Rice Dentistry in Irvine.