Dental Implants |3 min read

Dental Implants Before and After: Photos, Tips, and More!

dental implant parts: crown, abutment, and titanium post

Are you considering dental implants and are wondering if they’ll look natural with your smile?


In this quick blog post, we’ll show you:

  • A real patient’s dental implant before-and-after photo
  • What to expect with implants
  • How to care for them

Let’s get started.

What can dental implants fix?

Implants replace missing or broken teeth.

They function and look like your natural teeth, giving you the ability to eat, smile, and talk again with confidence.

When you’re missing teeth, your surrounding teeth lose support and will move out of place. This will cause your jawbone to deteriorate.


With dental implants, you have a permanent option to re-stimulate your jawbone while also supporting your healthy teeth.

What are the parts of a dental implant?

There are three parts to a dental implant.

  • Crown
  • Abutment
  • Titanium post

A titanium post is fused with the jaw and acts as your new tooth root.

The abutment connects the custom-made ceramic crown cap to your “root” and fuses it.

It’s that simple!

Do teeth implants look natural?

The short answer – yes.

Teeth implants are natural-looking and enhance your smile.

Depending on the type of material used, they also tend to be stain-resistant, meaning you can enjoy that cup of coffee without the guilt (but don’t forget to brush and floss every day!)

Our in-house modern technology at Mint Dental of Franklin utilizes durable and teeth-colored material to blend your implant with your surrounding tooth.

Check out this before-and-after photo of our patient who received dental implants.

discolored and missing teeth before, full smile with implants after

You can see his smile looks natural, and you can’t even tell he received dental work.

Are dental implants painful?

With the advancement of technology and training, dental implants aren’t painful.

Some patients may experience minor discomfort after the procedure or swelling of the gum around the implant site.


With local anesthesia, you can expect an anxiety-free and painless treatment.

The healing time for the implants itself takes about 6-12 weeks. During this time, your jawbone will grow around the implant and cement it in place.

Does food get stuck under dental implants?

If placed correctly, food shouldn’t get stuck in your implant

Your dental restoration is completely secured in place, so food, among other things, shouldn’t get stuck underneath.

If you’re experiencing this problem, we urge you to contact your dental provider ASAP.

How do I take care of my dental implants?

To extend the lifespan of your dental implants, you need to practice proper oral care.

This includes:

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes each time
  • Flossing at least once a day
  • Visiting your dentist for routine clean-ups

With great care, they can last up to decades!

Where can I get dental implants in Franklin, MA?

With Dr. Olga Krikunenko’s expertise and training, you’ll receive high-quality and durable dental implants that can last you years to come.

Our office strives to accommodate your busy schedule, create an inviting environment, and provide accessible care to all patients.

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Mint Dental of Franklin welcomes patients in and around the areas of Medway, Wrentham, Norfolk, and Franklin, MA!