Permanent Teeth Replacement
Gaps in your smile can compromise your oral health and cause dental issues. Additionally, it can be difficult to laugh and smile with confidence when you have missing teeth. Dental implants are recognized as one of the most durable and natural-looking tooth-replacement methods. Our team is very experienced when it comes to placing and restoring implants, and we would be more than happy to help you restore the appearance and functionality of your smile using one or more dental implants.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Before placing an implant, we must examine your teeth, gums, and jaw, as well as your medical history and current health status to make sure that you are a candidate. This is so that we can do everything we can to avoid dental implant failure. Patients considering dental implants should:
- Be relatively healthy
- Take care of any other dental issues, like cavities, first
- Have strong, healthy jawbone tissue
- Not smoke, or be willing to quit for several months
- Be committed to routine dental visits and proper oral hygiene
Are you interested in a more discreet dental option? Find out if you qualify for Dental Implants. Call your dentist in Jonesboro, AR at (870)-201-8863.
Your Initial Consultation
During your consultation, your dentist will examine your smile, take X-rays, and speak with you about your lifestyle, budget, and oral health goals. Our team will also review your health history in detail to ensure there are no medical conditions that could impede the success of dental implant placement. Once all of the information that we need has been collected and you have been approved for treatment, your dentist will start the process of creating your custom treatment plan.
Dental Implant Treatment Process
Dental implant placements always begin with local anesthesia being administered to keep you comfortable. An incision is then made in the gums to access the underlying jawbone. After creating a small hole in the jawbone, the implant is carefully placed into the bone tissue. Once this is complete, the gums are repositioned and sutured into place.
Once your surgery is complete, most patients require a few months of healing. During this time, the bone tissue fuses to the titanium implant post. This fusion, called osseointegration, is essential for long-term stability and success. During the recovery period, we will monitor your progress to ensure everything is healing properly.
We will then schedule you for another office visit. During this appointment, a small abutment, or connector post, is added to the implant. Extending just beyond the gum line, the abutment provides anchorage for your final restoration, which is attached with high-quality cement or screw-retention. When the abutment and final crown are in place, you can use your dental implant just like a natural tooth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have a 98% success rate. Additionally, they boast numerous advantages over other tooth-replacement methods. For example, implants offer:
- Optimal comfort: Because dental implants integrate with the bone tissue, they look and feel very similar to natural teeth.
- Lifelike aesthetics: Modern dental materials reflect light similarly to natural enamel. Once your treatment is complete, no one will be able to tell you have a dental implant.
- Improved oral health: Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants restore missing tooth roots. As a result, bone density is preserved, and the risk for future bone degradation is reduced.
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