Dental implants are a popular method for tooth replacement because they fit, feel, and function like a natural tooth. They not only solve the problem of a missing tooth, and no one will notice that you have an artificial tooth.
Dental bridges and dentures are useful because they solve the cosmetic problem of a missing tooth, but they do not actually replace your tooth like a dental implant. An implant is a stand-alone prosthetic that does not depend on surrounding teeth for support.
Since they are not attached to your own teeth, there is no extra forced placed on these teeth. This is a difference that makes dental implants fit and feel more natural than a dental bridge.
A dental implant is surgically placed in your jawbone and acts as a replacement root for the missing tooth. Since your jaw supports it, it forms a stable base for a dental restoration that looks and feels natural because it is so stable.
If you’ve been bothered by missing teeth and are ready to restore your smile, please contact our Jonesboro dental office. Your smile is as unique as you are, and we will work with you until we find the treatment that is just right for you.