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Dental Solutions
2819 Longview Dr, Jonesboro, AR
  • Our goal is to give you the best
    dental care available in a comfortable
    and friendly environment.

    About Our Practice

  • Our goal is to give you the best
    dental care available in a comfortable
    and friendly environment.

    About Our Practice

  • Our goal is to give you the best
    dental care available in a comfortable
    and friendly environment.

    About Our Practice

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

We value questions from our patients. If you ever have a question about your dental care or our practice, don’t hesitate to ask us.

We’ve collected a few of our more commonly asked questions. Check and see if your question is asked and answered here. If you need more information, just let us know!
 

Other

We accept most insurance policies. As a courtesy, will file your claims for you.

In Network Providers with Dental Solutions

  • AETNAinsurance paperwork
  • AFLAC
  • ArKids
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Grid States
  • Cigna’s DPPO  Network
  • Delta Dental Premier
  • Delta Dental PPO
  • Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • Municipal Health Benefit Fund
  • Principal Financial Group

Always check first with your insurance

We strongly suggest you look at your insurance coverage to understand it as best you can. If you have any questions about your insurance or financing options, call us at (870) 932-3151.
 

Not all dental care is expensive. If you need extensive care or advanced procedures, however, it can add up. We will do everything in our power to try to make the care you need affordable to you.

Giving Accurate Billing Statements before the Appointment

We will always give you a cost estimate before any treatment. We will do our best to provide an person going through their walletaccurate estimate of your out-of-pocket expense associated with your treatment. If you have dental insurance, we will try to estimate the co-payment based on information the company provide us. When it comes to dental insurance, we must stress that this is only an estimate and suggest you review and understand your specific policy to help prevent surprises.

Forms of Payment Accepted

We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards as well. We also offer Care Credit financing. Care Credit can provide no-interest payment plans for up to 12 months. Longer-term payment options are also available.

If you have any questions about financing options or your specific insurance plan, we will be more than happy to go over all the details with you before starting any treatment.
 

Dental problems don’t generally hurt or become noticeable until they are major.

Warning signs of a serious tooth problem

  • If a cavity hurts, it is likely already into the nerve (or close) and will need a root canal.
  • If a tooth breaks, it likely has a large cavity that weakened it or has a deep crack that could have been treated.
  • If a tooth hurts when you bite down or if your gums swell, it’s almost always an abscess.

The issue with major dental problems is that they require major dental treatment. In all of these cases, the treatment would either be a root canal, crown, or teeth extraction. Our goal is to prevent major dental work whenever possible. That’s where preventative dental care comes in.

Preventative dental care consists of regular professional cleanings, diagnostic x-rays, and examinations. These visits allow us to recognize potential problems and address them in the form of routine changes like home care or diet change.

The longer you wait, the worse your tooth can get

If a problem that needs repair does show up, we have a much better chance catching it before it becomes major and requires more expensive treatment. Even worse, your tooth could have to be removed. Our goal is to provide you with dental care that keeps your smile healthy for a lifetime. Regular checkup and cleanings are the cornerstone of that goal.
 

Great oral care at home is a combination of many things, including brushing and flossing regularly. Many people tell us they brush twice a day but only floss when they get something between their teeth. This is not enough.

Why it is so important to floss

The technical reason you need to floss is simply that there is a significant part of your tooth that a brush can’t clean. There is a contact in every place your teeth meet that is so image of flosstight your brush cannot fit into it. When you do not floss that area, it’s no different than if you were to not brush one side of your tooth. You wouldn’t just brush your front tooth unless you had something stuck to it, right? Food particles eventually form plaque, and that promotes tooth decay and gum disease. Flossing daily will regularly remove that plaque before it has a chance to do any damage to your teeth.

There are no substitutes to flossing

Flossing is more difficult than brushing. People who have dexterity issues and cannot floss with conventional dental floss can buy flossing aids at local retail stores. We recommend flossing daily. If you are just starting out, give yourself a realistic goal of every other day and work your way up. Although a good tool in some cases, a Waterpik is not a substitute for floss.

If you need motivation to floss, just remember to “only floss the ones you want to keep.” You will eventually lose the teeth you don’t floss.
 

Diagnostic x-rays during regular checkups provide us with information we cannot see during our visual examination of your mouth. Without this information, small problems are often missed until they become larger and cause pain or problems. At this point, the treatment is usually more invasive and expensive.

X-Rays taken at your dental appointment

The most common type of dental x-ray is the bitewing x-ray. This is taken once a year to check between back teeth, where flossing cavities start. With bitewings, we can detect a flossing cavity 12 to 24 months before it becomes visible on a clinical exam. This is sometimes the difference in repairing the problem with a small filling instead of a root canal or crown.

A panoramic x-ray is taken in adolescents and teenagers. This is the type of x-ray that spins around the head when taken. We take this x-ray to confirm that all the permanent teeth are present, forming properly, and in good position to erupt naturally. It is also taken later to evaluate the position of wisdom teeth and decide if removal is indicated or not.

What is a full mouth series of x-rays?

A full-mouth series of x-rays is recommended in adults every three to five years depending on certain factors. This series of x-rays is to evaluate the contacts of the front teeth that aren’t regularly x-rayed, as well as to evaluate the root structure, bone level, and other anatomy not seen on routine bitewings. Many problems can be detected early with a full-mouth series of x-rays. Left unnoticed, these problems would cause serious damage to teeth and jaws.

If you are in need of a dental appointment be sure to call our Jonesboro AR office today at (870) 932-3151 or book online.

Complete Dentures

Dental implants are quickly becoming the preferred tooth replacement solution for many patients at our Jonesboro dental office. They look and feel natural and can also be used to stabilize bridges and dentures.

What a dental implant is made ofimage of dental implants in a mouth

A dental implant is a small titanium cylinder that is used to replace the root of your missing tooth. The implant is embedded in the bone of either your jaw - upper or lower. After healing is complete, the implant will integrate naturally into the bone and tissue around it, so that it becomes part of your jaw.

Since the implants is supported by your jawbone and not surrounding teeth, it provides the function and feel as close to a natural tooth as possible. Implants are most commonly used to replace missing teeth with dental crowns, bridges, or to support a loose denture. A denture that is stabilized with an implant prevents it from shifting and moving. It also provides greater biting and chewing force.

Replacing a missing tooth is not just aesthetic – it’s important for your oral health as well. Missing teeth can lead to a variety of dental problems and should be replaced as soon as possible to prevent more serious problems from occurring.

Want a dental implant? Call Dental Solutions today

If you would like to know how dental implants can solve your dental problems, we’ll be happy to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced dentists. Let us show you how we can change your life.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Yes, we can!

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular services we offer our patients. It is single-handedly the most affordable and effective way to transform someone’s smile.

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We have many different whitening options available to fit your specific needs. If you want amazing immediate results, we offer in-office KoR and Boost whitening systems. These systems can give you whiter, brighter teeth in as little as two hours. If you are not looking for major or fast changes, our Whitening for Life program may be the choice for you. Whitening for Life allows our patients who value their dental care to get complimentary custom whitening trays and a complimentary tube of whitening gel at every six-month checkup.

Unfortunately, there are some limitations to tooth whitening people sometimes overlook. If you have crowns or bonded fillings in the front that show in your smile, they will not whiten as your natural teeth do. There are some products that advertise the ability to whiten crowns and fillings, but these claims are untrue. People with deep internally stained teeth from tetracycline or other medicines or minerals are also unable to whiten effectively. If you are in one of these situations and would like white, bright teeth, then we have great cosmetic dental options like porcelain veneers and cosmetic crowns that can give you the results you want.

Schedule an appointment with us today!

If you would like a whiter, brighter smile, ask our team at your next appointment what option is best for you.
 

girl laying on her side smilingAppearance is important to everyone, and an attractive smile can speak volumes before you say a word. Cosmetic dentistry and its treatments are the way we address the imperfections you would like to correct.

What does cosmetic dentistry consist of?

Cosmetic dentistry can be considered as any treatment that corrects aesthetic flaws in your smile. At Dental Solutions, we can use a variety of these treatments to give you a healthy, beautiful smile.

There are a number of procedures that are obviously cosmetic in nature. Teeth whitening is the most requested treatment because it can transform your appearance in just one visit. We use KöR and Opalescence, two of the most effective whitening products available. Porcelain veneers are another well-known cosmetic treatment that can correct many types of problems, from slight misalignment to uneven spaces between your teeth.

Want to fix your smile? Dental Solutions can help!

Other restorative treatments like crowns, bridges, and dental bonding can also be used to correct cosmetic problems. Whatever your concern, we will work with you to find the solution that best fits your needs and lifestyle. In many cases, we can use a combination of these treatments to provide a dramatic smile makeover.

Please give us a call, and we’ll be happy to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options.

One of the reasons that porcelain veneers are so popular is that they can be used to fix a wide variety of problems. Even if you have multiple cosmetic dental concerns, veneers can probably help.

Since veneers are made of porcelain, which reflects light in a way similar to natural enamel, they look natural and are indistinguishable from your own teeth. This makes them a cosmetic dentistry | dental solutions | jonesboroperfect choice for correcting flaws on your front teeth.

Common reasons why people get a dental veneer

Porcelain veneers can be used on a single tooth or multiple teeth and are effective for fixing cosmetic problems such as:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Teeth with gaps and spaces
  • Worn teeth
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Teeth that are too small
  • Misshapen teeth

Porcelain is a very strong, durable material when used for dental veneers. Veneers that are placed by a trained dentist can last for about 15 years with proper care. This makes them a great alternative to a procedure like dental bonding, which only lasts about 3-5 years.

Until recently, veneers have been thought of a cost-prohibitive luxury treatment available only to the rich and famous. But advances in dental technology and techniques make treatment more efficient, and therefore less costly.

Schedule a consultation for a dental veneer today!

Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment that delivers consistent, outstanding results. But we do have other options that we can explore before you make the decision about treatment. Please contact our Jonesboro dental office to arrange a convenient consultation with one of our skilled dentists.

Crowns

girl laying on her side smilingAppearance is important to everyone, and an attractive smile can speak volumes before you say a word. Cosmetic dentistry and its treatments are the way we address the imperfections you would like to correct.

What does cosmetic dentistry consist of?

Cosmetic dentistry can be considered as any treatment that corrects aesthetic flaws in your smile. At Dental Solutions, we can use a variety of these treatments to give you a healthy, beautiful smile.

There are a number of procedures that are obviously cosmetic in nature. Teeth whitening is the most requested treatment because it can transform your appearance in just one visit. We use KöR and Opalescence, two of the most effective whitening products available. Porcelain veneers are another well-known cosmetic treatment that can correct many types of problems, from slight misalignment to uneven spaces between your teeth.

Want to fix your smile? Dental Solutions can help!

Other restorative treatments like crowns, bridges, and dental bonding can also be used to correct cosmetic problems. Whatever your concern, we will work with you to find the solution that best fits your needs and lifestyle. In many cases, we can use a combination of these treatments to provide a dramatic smile makeover.

Please give us a call, and we’ll be happy to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options.

Family Dental Care

We accept most insurance policies. As a courtesy, will file your claims for you.

In Network Providers with Dental Solutions

  • AETNAinsurance paperwork
  • AFLAC
  • ArKids
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Grid States
  • Cigna’s DPPO  Network
  • Delta Dental Premier
  • Delta Dental PPO
  • Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • Municipal Health Benefit Fund
  • Principal Financial Group

Always check first with your insurance

We strongly suggest you look at your insurance coverage to understand it as best you can. If you have any questions about your insurance or financing options, call us at (870) 932-3151.
 

Not all dental care is expensive. If you need extensive care or advanced procedures, however, it can add up. We will do everything in our power to try to make the care you need affordable to you.

Giving Accurate Billing Statements before the Appointment

We will always give you a cost estimate before any treatment. We will do our best to provide an person going through their walletaccurate estimate of your out-of-pocket expense associated with your treatment. If you have dental insurance, we will try to estimate the co-payment based on information the company provide us. When it comes to dental insurance, we must stress that this is only an estimate and suggest you review and understand your specific policy to help prevent surprises.

Forms of Payment Accepted

We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards as well. We also offer Care Credit financing. Care Credit can provide no-interest payment plans for up to 12 months. Longer-term payment options are also available.

If you have any questions about financing options or your specific insurance plan, we will be more than happy to go over all the details with you before starting any treatment.
 

Dental problems don’t generally hurt or become noticeable until they are major.

Warning signs of a serious tooth problem

  • If a cavity hurts, it is likely already into the nerve (or close) and will need a root canal.
  • If a tooth breaks, it likely has a large cavity that weakened it or has a deep crack that could have been treated.
  • If a tooth hurts when you bite down or if your gums swell, it’s almost always an abscess.

The issue with major dental problems is that they require major dental treatment. In all of these cases, the treatment would either be a root canal, crown, or teeth extraction. Our goal is to prevent major dental work whenever possible. That’s where preventative dental care comes in.

Preventative dental care consists of regular professional cleanings, diagnostic x-rays, and examinations. These visits allow us to recognize potential problems and address them in the form of routine changes like home care or diet change.

The longer you wait, the worse your tooth can get

If a problem that needs repair does show up, we have a much better chance catching it before it becomes major and requires more expensive treatment. Even worse, your tooth could have to be removed. Our goal is to provide you with dental care that keeps your smile healthy for a lifetime. Regular checkup and cleanings are the cornerstone of that goal.
 

Great oral care at home is a combination of many things, including brushing and flossing regularly. Many people tell us they brush twice a day but only floss when they get something between their teeth. This is not enough.

Why it is so important to floss

The technical reason you need to floss is simply that there is a significant part of your tooth that a brush can’t clean. There is a contact in every place your teeth meet that is so image of flosstight your brush cannot fit into it. When you do not floss that area, it’s no different than if you were to not brush one side of your tooth. You wouldn’t just brush your front tooth unless you had something stuck to it, right? Food particles eventually form plaque, and that promotes tooth decay and gum disease. Flossing daily will regularly remove that plaque before it has a chance to do any damage to your teeth.

There are no substitutes to flossing

Flossing is more difficult than brushing. People who have dexterity issues and cannot floss with conventional dental floss can buy flossing aids at local retail stores. We recommend flossing daily. If you are just starting out, give yourself a realistic goal of every other day and work your way up. Although a good tool in some cases, a Waterpik is not a substitute for floss.

If you need motivation to floss, just remember to “only floss the ones you want to keep.” You will eventually lose the teeth you don’t floss.
 

A dental examination is a very important part of your overall health for a variety of reasons. Prevention, rather than treatment, of disease, is a tenant of modern healthcare. Dental care is no exception.  

Regular checkups give us the opportunity to identify many factors or potential problems very early. This allows us to make recommendations that can sometimes prevent treatment at all, or other times make the treatment much less invasive and expensive.  A comprehensive dental exam focuses on many different areas of the mouth. Let’s break them down and discuss each one.

Home Care Routine

The primary line of defense against dental disease is your routine at home.  Brushing twice a day for two minutes and flossing once a day is the gold standard.  During your exam, we can tell from clues like tartar accumulation or bleeding gums, areas where you might need to improve your oral hygiene.  Using these clues, we will recommend techniques or products that can give you a better chance of keeping your mouth healthy.  

Tooth Decay

Cavities happen.  Unless we all start drinking only water and brushing and flossing every time we eat or drink anything, tooth decay is just a part of life.  I cannot tell you how many times I have heard “but it doesn’t hurt” when I have informed a patient they have a cavity. 

Treatment to repair tooth decay is less invasive and less expensive when the problem is found early. We use top of the line x-ray sensors and high-tech magnification to be able to diagnose tooth decay as soon as possible to avoid major dental work. Once a tooth hurts, the cavity is well into the dentin and could be close to the nerve which can require a root canal.  If the best thing is preventing cavities, the next best thing is catching them early.  

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Gum disease is truly the silent killer of teeth.  Unlike tooth decay, which will begin to be sensitive and painful as is progresses, gum disease can be severe and still never be symptomatic.  This is a very common problem in patients who have not had a professional cleaning in many years.  Early warning signs of gum disease are bleeding puffy gums.  

Severe gum disease causes bone loss and can lead to irreversible mobility of teeth leading to tooth loss.  Gum disease is caused by many factors. Almost all of them can be prevented or treated with regular examinations and following treatment recommendations.  

Oral Cancer

No one likes to talk about the big C word, but cancer is a reality in all of our lives.  You, a close family member, or a close loved one has statistically been directly affected by cancer somehow. Oral cancer, like skin cancer, is one of the few types that has great potential to be identified and treated early before it is symptomatic.  At every examination, we perform a thorough oral cancer screening checking of the lips and cheeks, and also the tongue, floor of the mouth and throat. Survival rates for cancers are greatly improved with early detection and treatment.  This 30-second screening could save your life.  

The Result?

Add them all together, and the answer is clear - dental exams are imperative to your health.  Call us today to make your appointment to have your regular dental exam.  We look forward to seeing you.

Diagnostic x-rays during regular checkups provide us with information we cannot see during our visual examination of your mouth. Without this information, small problems are often missed until they become larger and cause pain or problems. At this point, the treatment is usually more invasive and expensive.

X-Rays taken at your dental appointment

The most common type of dental x-ray is the bitewing x-ray. This is taken once a year to check between back teeth, where flossing cavities start. With bitewings, we can detect a flossing cavity 12 to 24 months before it becomes visible on a clinical exam. This is sometimes the difference in repairing the problem with a small filling instead of a root canal or crown.

A panoramic x-ray is taken in adolescents and teenagers. This is the type of x-ray that spins around the head when taken. We take this x-ray to confirm that all the permanent teeth are present, forming properly, and in good position to erupt naturally. It is also taken later to evaluate the position of wisdom teeth and decide if removal is indicated or not.

What is a full mouth series of x-rays?

A full-mouth series of x-rays is recommended in adults every three to five years depending on certain factors. This series of x-rays is to evaluate the contacts of the front teeth that aren’t regularly x-rayed, as well as to evaluate the root structure, bone level, and other anatomy not seen on routine bitewings. Many problems can be detected early with a full-mouth series of x-rays. Left unnoticed, these problems would cause serious damage to teeth and jaws.

If you are in need of a dental appointment be sure to call our Jonesboro AR office today at (870) 932-3151 or book online.

Fillings

Most of us learn early in life that we need to keep our teeth clean or else we will get a cavity.  Unfortunately, we are also trained that we’d better not get a cavity or else we will need a “filling”.  To take some of the scary out of the process, let’s discuss exactly what goes down when we need a filling.  

What Is a Filling?

A filling is a tooth restoration used to repair a tooth that has been damaged due to decay or fracture.  The most common application for a filling is on the chewing surface of our back teeth, so let’s use that for our example.  

How Do Cavities Occur?

A cavity starts in the grooves of our back teeth when food gets stuck in them and isn’t cleaned out well enough.  This cavity starts to eat away at the tooth structure and creates a hole in the tooth.  When the hole gets deep enough, it will start to cause pain and dental abscess, or sometimes worse effects.  

Creating a Filling

To stop the process of tooth decay, all of the affected structure of the tooth has to be removed by a dentist.  When all of the soft decayed teeth is cleaned out, there is a hole in the remaining healthy tooth that has to be ‘filled’.  A tooth-colored filling will be placed in the space created by the cavity and bonded to the remaining healthy tooth.  The earlier a cavity is detected, the smaller the filling will be and the better the prognosis.

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Different Fillings for Different Purposes

Other types of filling are used for different purposes.  Tooth-colored dental bonding is used to repair front teeth that may have been damaged by some sort of trauma.  Bonding can also be utilized to make minor aesthetic improvements in your smile.  Another common type of filling is used to repair cavities between teeth, also known as flossing cavities. These cavities start where your toothbrush cannot reach and are very hard to detect early without dental x-rays.

Contact Us to Fill Your Cavities

No matter what the cause of filling or type of filling used, the most important part is that you will be comfortable while the repairs are made.  Our friendly, professional staff and doctors will work hard to ensure you have the most pleasant visit possible. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment. 

We thank Hollywood and all dentists over the age of 80 for this question. There is no more major misconception in dental care than the idea that dental care has to hurt.

Dental care doesn’t have to hurt. 

With advances in anesthetic technique, there is no procedure in our service list that we can’t make comfortable. This also includes the especially dreaded root canals and extractions.

Our doctors will make sure that you are adequately numb and comfortable during any procedure. If you visited a dentist recently and experienced severe pain that you were told was “just part of it,” I’m sorry and that’s unfortunate and unnecessary. The only exception is dental infection. If a tooth is severely infected, there is no way to numb it. This will require antibiotic treatment and/or drainage before treatment.

To make your care pain-free, an injection of anesthetic is necessary. That means using a needle. If you have severe anxiety about needles or the procedure in general, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help you relax. Once we confirm the tooth or gum tissue that needs the treatment is properly numb, the rest of the procedure should be pain-free.

We will provide the utmost gentle dental care for all

The only way we know if you are in pain is if you tell us. Any time you feel something you don’t believe you should, be sure and let the doctor or hygienist know. They can make you more comfortable. You are safe with us. So schedule your appointment with Dental Solutions today! You can book online or call our Jonesboro office today at (870) 932-3151.

Gum Disease Treatment

Great oral care at home is a combination of many things, including brushing and flossing regularly. Many people tell us they brush twice a day but only floss when they get something between their teeth. This is not enough.

Why it is so important to floss

The technical reason you need to floss is simply that there is a significant part of your tooth that a brush can’t clean. There is a contact in every place your teeth meet that is so image of flosstight your brush cannot fit into it. When you do not floss that area, it’s no different than if you were to not brush one side of your tooth. You wouldn’t just brush your front tooth unless you had something stuck to it, right? Food particles eventually form plaque, and that promotes tooth decay and gum disease. Flossing daily will regularly remove that plaque before it has a chance to do any damage to your teeth.

There are no substitutes to flossing

Flossing is more difficult than brushing. People who have dexterity issues and cannot floss with conventional dental floss can buy flossing aids at local retail stores. We recommend flossing daily. If you are just starting out, give yourself a realistic goal of every other day and work your way up. Although a good tool in some cases, a Waterpik is not a substitute for floss.

If you need motivation to floss, just remember to “only floss the ones you want to keep.” You will eventually lose the teeth you don’t floss.
 

Implant Dentistry

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.

Dental implants are quickly becoming the preferred tooth replacement solution for many patients at our Jonesboro dental office. They look and feel natural and can also be used to stabilize bridges and dentures.

What a dental implant is made ofimage of dental implants in a mouth

A dental implant is a small titanium cylinder that is used to replace the root of your missing tooth. The implant is embedded in the bone of either your jaw - upper or lower. After healing is complete, the implant will integrate naturally into the bone and tissue around it, so that it becomes part of your jaw.

Since the implants is supported by your jawbone and not surrounding teeth, it provides the function and feel as close to a natural tooth as possible. Implants are most commonly used to replace missing teeth with dental crowns, bridges, or to support a loose denture. A denture that is stabilized with an implant prevents it from shifting and moving. It also provides greater biting and chewing force.

Replacing a missing tooth is not just aesthetic – it’s important for your oral health as well. Missing teeth can lead to a variety of dental problems and should be replaced as soon as possible to prevent more serious problems from occurring.

Want a dental implant? Call Dental Solutions today

If you would like to know how dental implants can solve your dental problems, we’ll be happy to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced dentists. Let us show you how we can change your life.

Invisalign

Invisalign is an innovative clear aligner system for straightening teeth that our adult and teen patients love! Instead of having to wear uncomfortable metal brackets and wires, you can wear smooth, plastic aligners that are clear and hardly noticeable.

Because each patient's needs are unique, treatment time varies significantly for everyone. For example, if you are moving a few teeth that have shifted over time because you lost or didn't wear your retainer, your treatment may take only a few months; as opposed to someone who needs to make more significant corrections to their teeth or bite whose treatment may take 18 to 24 months.

The best way to determine your timeline for invisible braces in Jonesboro is to schedule an evaluation with our certified Invisalign provider, Dr. Lauren Harmon-Grantham. During your assessment, Dr. Harmon-Grantham gathers information with photos, models of your teeth, and x-rays that will help her determine your treatment needs. She can then give you an estimate of not only your timeline but also information about the cost of your treatment.

If you would like more information about invisible braces with Invisalign, or if you're ready to schedule your appointment with Dr. Harmon-Grantham, please call our Jonesboro dental office today at (870) 932-3151.

Kids' Dentistry

As soon as your child gets their first tooth, you can feel free to bring them to our office. This visit is mostly to get them familiar with the environment and sounds associated with the dental office. You should also be brushing regularly at home with non-fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first tooth comes in.

Around two years of age, we recommend starting to make regular checkups for your child. In these visits, your dentist can provide you with recommendations for starting good oral habits and cleaning routines. This is also the appropriate time to perform a general examination to look for any suspicious areas. Baby teeth aren’t built to last, so they are even more susceptible to decay and other problems. We may even polish their teeth to get them familiar with the routine. Between the ages of four and six years old, we will get our first x-rays to check for cavities.

It’s never too early to get a child comfortable with dental care. Giving a child a comfortable, relaxed impression of the dentists will only make it easier on them and us. This is incredibly beneficial if they do need any type of dental treatment later in life. Waiting until a child has a toothache or similar problem can cause them to have dental abscesses or require major treatment. This can be traumatic and may require a pediatric specialist.
 

Orthodontics (Braces & Invisalign)

Giving your child the gift of a healthy and beautiful smile is priceless! Sometimes, this involves orthodontic treatment or braces to straighten their teeth.

Most kids don't need orthodontic treatment until around the ages of 11 or 12 years old. However, there are some children with specific bite concerns (overbite or underbite) or severe crowding, that may benefit from early intervention with orthodontic treatment. This is why our dentists evaluate all children for orthodontic treatment at the ages of seven or eight.

Early orthodontic treatment allows us to take advantage of your son or daughter's growth to make space for incoming adult teeth or correct bite issues. While this typically means two phases of orthodontic treatment, it also usually makes the second phase of treatment easier and more efficient.

When your child visits Dental Solutions for pediatric dentistry, Dr. Harmon-Grantham or Dr. Burris will monitor their oral development and make you aware of any concerns or the need for orthodontic treatment as soon as possible.

The great news is that if your son or daughter needs braces in Jonesboro, AR, they can complete their treatment right here at Dental Solutions, which makes it simple and convenient for your entire family!

Partial Dentures

Dental implants are quickly becoming the preferred tooth replacement solution for many patients at our Jonesboro dental office. They look and feel natural and can also be used to stabilize bridges and dentures.

What a dental implant is made ofimage of dental implants in a mouth

A dental implant is a small titanium cylinder that is used to replace the root of your missing tooth. The implant is embedded in the bone of either your jaw - upper or lower. After healing is complete, the implant will integrate naturally into the bone and tissue around it, so that it becomes part of your jaw.

Since the implants is supported by your jawbone and not surrounding teeth, it provides the function and feel as close to a natural tooth as possible. Implants are most commonly used to replace missing teeth with dental crowns, bridges, or to support a loose denture. A denture that is stabilized with an implant prevents it from shifting and moving. It also provides greater biting and chewing force.

Replacing a missing tooth is not just aesthetic – it’s important for your oral health as well. Missing teeth can lead to a variety of dental problems and should be replaced as soon as possible to prevent more serious problems from occurring.

Want a dental implant? Call Dental Solutions today

If you would like to know how dental implants can solve your dental problems, we’ll be happy to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced dentists. Let us show you how we can change your life.

Root Canals

Diagnostic x-rays during regular checkups provide us with information we cannot see during our visual examination of your mouth. Without this information, small problems are often missed until they become larger and cause pain or problems. At this point, the treatment is usually more invasive and expensive.

X-Rays taken at your dental appointment

The most common type of dental x-ray is the bitewing x-ray. This is taken once a year to check between back teeth, where flossing cavities start. With bitewings, we can detect a flossing cavity 12 to 24 months before it becomes visible on a clinical exam. This is sometimes the difference in repairing the problem with a small filling instead of a root canal or crown.

A panoramic x-ray is taken in adolescents and teenagers. This is the type of x-ray that spins around the head when taken. We take this x-ray to confirm that all the permanent teeth are present, forming properly, and in good position to erupt naturally. It is also taken later to evaluate the position of wisdom teeth and decide if removal is indicated or not.

What is a full mouth series of x-rays?

A full-mouth series of x-rays is recommended in adults every three to five years depending on certain factors. This series of x-rays is to evaluate the contacts of the front teeth that aren’t regularly x-rayed, as well as to evaluate the root structure, bone level, and other anatomy not seen on routine bitewings. Many problems can be detected early with a full-mouth series of x-rays. Left unnoticed, these problems would cause serious damage to teeth and jaws.

If you are in need of a dental appointment be sure to call our Jonesboro AR office today at (870) 932-3151 or book online.

We thank Hollywood and all dentists over the age of 80 for this question. There is no more major misconception in dental care than the idea that dental care has to hurt.

Dental care doesn’t have to hurt. 

With advances in anesthetic technique, there is no procedure in our service list that we can’t make comfortable. This also includes the especially dreaded root canals and extractions.

Our doctors will make sure that you are adequately numb and comfortable during any procedure. If you visited a dentist recently and experienced severe pain that you were told was “just part of it,” I’m sorry and that’s unfortunate and unnecessary. The only exception is dental infection. If a tooth is severely infected, there is no way to numb it. This will require antibiotic treatment and/or drainage before treatment.

To make your care pain-free, an injection of anesthetic is necessary. That means using a needle. If you have severe anxiety about needles or the procedure in general, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help you relax. Once we confirm the tooth or gum tissue that needs the treatment is properly numb, the rest of the procedure should be pain-free.

We will provide the utmost gentle dental care for all

The only way we know if you are in pain is if you tell us. Any time you feel something you don’t believe you should, be sure and let the doctor or hygienist know. They can make you more comfortable. You are safe with us. So schedule your appointment with Dental Solutions today! You can book online or call our Jonesboro office today at (870) 932-3151.

Teeth Whitening

Yes, we can!

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular services we offer our patients. It is single-handedly the most affordable and effective way to transform someone’s smile.

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We have many different whitening options available to fit your specific needs. If you want amazing immediate results, we offer in-office KoR and Boost whitening systems. These systems can give you whiter, brighter teeth in as little as two hours. If you are not looking for major or fast changes, our Whitening for Life program may be the choice for you. Whitening for Life allows our patients who value their dental care to get complimentary custom whitening trays and a complimentary tube of whitening gel at every six-month checkup.

Unfortunately, there are some limitations to tooth whitening people sometimes overlook. If you have crowns or bonded fillings in the front that show in your smile, they will not whiten as your natural teeth do. There are some products that advertise the ability to whiten crowns and fillings, but these claims are untrue. People with deep internally stained teeth from tetracycline or other medicines or minerals are also unable to whiten effectively. If you are in one of these situations and would like white, bright teeth, then we have great cosmetic dental options like porcelain veneers and cosmetic crowns that can give you the results you want.

Schedule an appointment with us today!

If you would like a whiter, brighter smile, ask our team at your next appointment what option is best for you.
 

Everyone wants a bright smile that reflects the way they feel about themselves. Healthy teeth are obviously important, but having sparkling teeth brings out the best in your smile.

Teeth whitening is our most popular cosmetic treatment, and with good reason. There are no other procedures that can change your whole appearance in such a short amount of time.

At Dental Solutions, we offer very effective teeth whitening treatments, and we’ll help you choose the one that is most appropriate for you. KöR Teeth Whitening and Deep Bleaching is a fairly new product, but has quickly become very popular because it produces such dramatic results. It not only brightens teeth It is completely safe and usually does not create any sensitivity like other teeth whitening methods. KöR is permanent, and it’s also the only product that will remove tetracycline stains.

We recommend a professional cleaning before any teeth whitening procedure. This ensures that your teeth are clean and free of plaque, maximizing your whitening results.

Please contact our office if you would like more information about KöR teeth whitening, or to schedule your pre-treatment dental cleaning. We can help you obtain brilliant results that make you want to smile!

girl laying on her side smilingAppearance is important to everyone, and an attractive smile can speak volumes before you say a word. Cosmetic dentistry and its treatments are the way we address the imperfections you would like to correct.

What does cosmetic dentistry consist of?

Cosmetic dentistry can be considered as any treatment that corrects aesthetic flaws in your smile. At Dental Solutions, we can use a variety of these treatments to give you a healthy, beautiful smile.

There are a number of procedures that are obviously cosmetic in nature. Teeth whitening is the most requested treatment because it can transform your appearance in just one visit. We use KöR and Opalescence, two of the most effective whitening products available. Porcelain veneers are another well-known cosmetic treatment that can correct many types of problems, from slight misalignment to uneven spaces between your teeth.

Want to fix your smile? Dental Solutions can help!

Other restorative treatments like crowns, bridges, and dental bonding can also be used to correct cosmetic problems. Whatever your concern, we will work with you to find the solution that best fits your needs and lifestyle. In many cases, we can use a combination of these treatments to provide a dramatic smile makeover.

Please give us a call, and we’ll be happy to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options.

The History of Teeth Whitening

Tooth whitening, or teeth bleaching, is a dental procedure much older than most people think.  4,000 years ago, Egyptians were mixing pumice and vinegar paste to whiten their teeth as a sign of prosperity. In the 1800s, barbers would file and apply acid to teeth of their clients to whiten their teeth along with a haircut or minor surgery. Fortunately for us, tooth whitening has come a long way, and now, it's a very popular, predictable and safe dental procedure.

Find What Works for Your Smile

Who doesn’t want a whiter smile?  There is no doubt that the first impression of a person can be absolutely affected by the toothy grin they show you when you first meet.  Of all of the cosmetic dental procedures available, tooth whitening is by far the easiest and least invasive.  There are many different ways to effectively whiten your teeth.  Let’s discuss the options and find out which is best for you.

In-Office Professional Whitening

Opalescence Boost is the immediate gratification tooth whitening option.  If you are getting married next week, or just don’t have the patience to wait for results, in-office tooth whitening with Opalescence Boost can provide you with dramatic whitening results in less than two hours.  There is no way to get a faster, whiter smile than professional strength Boost.  Along with the in-office whitening, you will receive a custom at-home tray to maintain the bright white smile.

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Custom At-Home Whitening Trays

If you aren’t looking for high-powered and right-now white, at-home trays are a great way to achieve the result you are looking for on your timeline.  Custom trays are filled with a professional strength whitening gel and worn at home for 15-30 minutes per session. 

To create a tray designed for you, we take models of your mouth and make trays that fit as close as possible to your teeth.  This creates a closer contact of the whitening gel and a quicker and more effective result than over the counter boil and bite trays. Within a week or two, you will see impressive results. 

For our patients at Dental Solutions, we offer a whitening for life program.  We make the trays at no cost and provide ongoing maintenance of whitening gel at follow up check-up visits. Call us or ask about the program at your next appointment to learn more.

The Best Offense is a Good Defense

When it comes to having a bright white smile, it is much easier to avoid major staining that it is to reverse it.  First and foremost, do not smoke. Nothing stains teeth darker faster than regular cigarette or cigar smoking. After smoking, the best rule of thumb is anything you would regret getting on a white shirt will stain your teeth with repeated exposure.  Coffee, red wine, many herbal teas, dark fruit juices, the list goes on and on. Avoiding large quantities of these will help keep your teeth pearly white, especially if you are actively using whitening products.

We Want to Help You Brighten Your Smile

We absolutely want you to achieve the stunning result you are looking for when whitening your teeth.  It is important to be aware that if you become extremely sensitive to cold or air, you should discontinue whitening immediately and contact your dentist.  If you have any other questions about tooth whitening, feel free to contact our Jonesboro, AR dental office to schedule your consultation today.

Tooth Extractions

Diagnostic x-rays during regular checkups provide us with information we cannot see during our visual examination of your mouth. Without this information, small problems are often missed until they become larger and cause pain or problems. At this point, the treatment is usually more invasive and expensive.

X-Rays taken at your dental appointment

The most common type of dental x-ray is the bitewing x-ray. This is taken once a year to check between back teeth, where flossing cavities start. With bitewings, we can detect a flossing cavity 12 to 24 months before it becomes visible on a clinical exam. This is sometimes the difference in repairing the problem with a small filling instead of a root canal or crown.

A panoramic x-ray is taken in adolescents and teenagers. This is the type of x-ray that spins around the head when taken. We take this x-ray to confirm that all the permanent teeth are present, forming properly, and in good position to erupt naturally. It is also taken later to evaluate the position of wisdom teeth and decide if removal is indicated or not.

What is a full mouth series of x-rays?

A full-mouth series of x-rays is recommended in adults every three to five years depending on certain factors. This series of x-rays is to evaluate the contacts of the front teeth that aren’t regularly x-rayed, as well as to evaluate the root structure, bone level, and other anatomy not seen on routine bitewings. Many problems can be detected early with a full-mouth series of x-rays. Left unnoticed, these problems would cause serious damage to teeth and jaws.

If you are in need of a dental appointment be sure to call our Jonesboro AR office today at (870) 932-3151 or book online.

We thank Hollywood and all dentists over the age of 80 for this question. There is no more major misconception in dental care than the idea that dental care has to hurt.

Dental care doesn’t have to hurt. 

With advances in anesthetic technique, there is no procedure in our service list that we can’t make comfortable. This also includes the especially dreaded root canals and extractions.

Our doctors will make sure that you are adequately numb and comfortable during any procedure. If you visited a dentist recently and experienced severe pain that you were told was “just part of it,” I’m sorry and that’s unfortunate and unnecessary. The only exception is dental infection. If a tooth is severely infected, there is no way to numb it. This will require antibiotic treatment and/or drainage before treatment.

To make your care pain-free, an injection of anesthetic is necessary. That means using a needle. If you have severe anxiety about needles or the procedure in general, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help you relax. Once we confirm the tooth or gum tissue that needs the treatment is properly numb, the rest of the procedure should be pain-free.

We will provide the utmost gentle dental care for all

The only way we know if you are in pain is if you tell us. Any time you feel something you don’t believe you should, be sure and let the doctor or hygienist know. They can make you more comfortable. You are safe with us. So schedule your appointment with Dental Solutions today! You can book online or call our Jonesboro office today at (870) 932-3151.

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