Reply To: Do Dental Implants Feel Like Real Teeth?


Hi Katie. Personally, I always find myself pushing on my implants with my tongue because they don’t exactly feel secure (not that they’re loose or anything, it’s just that I’ve never had these in before and I don’t want them to fall out). My tongue is always gliding along the front of the tooth just to feel what it’s like to have a full set of teeth again.

To answer your question, yes, the texture is definitely different compared to a natural tooth and the weight of it just feels like a big block was cemented in your mouth. Real teeth feel as light as paper compared to implants, which are as heavy as rocks in comparison. That said, I probably won’t notice this difference in “weight” as much once the novelty wears off and I get used to having them in my mouth.