Dental Implants in Jonesboro, AR

couple holding one another and smilingAre you seeking tooth replacement options in Jonesboro, AR?

Do you have a missing tooth that you would really like back? 

Dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement. There is simply no better solution on the planet.

Dental implants are one of the most exciting and progressive aspects of dentistry right now. With years of proven success and dental implant costs lowering, they are being used to solve many different dental problems, and our patients could not be happier. They can smile with confidence again and enjoy all their favorite foods.

If you’re considering dental implants in Jonesboro, AR, our cosmetic dentists can’t wait to help you realize the smile of your dreams. Contact us to schedule a dental implant exam today.

Meanwhile, check out the questions we hear most often from patients seeking dental implants in Jonesboro, AR.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant in Jonesboro, AR is a small screw made to mimic a tooth root, usually made of titanium, implanted into the bone of the upper or lower jaw. Once placed, the implant will fuse to the bone surrounding it and become part of your jaw—much like a natural tooth root. This process typically takes several months.

Using your jawbone for support instead of gum tissue or other teeth, an implant provides the most natural feeling and functioning choice of any tooth-replacement option.

When bonding or integration is complete, we top your dental implant root with a replacement tooth, also called a dental crown. 

A tooth crown is a tooth-shaped cap that goes over your dental implant. It is colored and shaped to blend in with your existing teeth.

Is implant placement painful?

We always use a gentle touch in our Jonesboro, AR dental office. We also make sure your treatment site is completely numb before starting treatment. During dental implant placement, you may feel pressure, but you'll not likely experience pain. Our patients have been surprised by the ease of their dental implant treatment. 

After the anesthesia wears off, you may notice tenderness and mild swelling, equal to far less invasive treatments like dental fillings. Your dentist can recommend an over-the-counter pain reliever for the first few days. If you experience anything beyond this, contact a member of our dental team for further tips. 

You will find that dental implants are an investment in the future of your oral health smile aesthetics, and that placement is well worth the final result!

graphic of a dental implantWill dental implants work for me?

The process starts with an exam in our Jonesboro, AR dental office. One of our dentists will examine your teeth and gums, take a thorough medical history, and order digital x-rays to determine whether dental implants are right for you.

This is also a great time to ask any questions or share any relevant information with your Jonesboro, AR cosmetic dentist.

Some considerations include your overall health and the state of your jawbone. In some cases, we recommend bone grafting to bring you into candidacy. If you don’t have sufficient space between your upper sinus and upper jaw, your Jonesboro dentist may also suggest a sinus lift to make space for your new tooth root. 

At Dental Solutions, we want you to achieve your best smile, so we work hard to make dental implants a viable option.

Your dentist will discuss all findings with you and let you know whether dental implants are the best choice for your smile goals. 

What are the oral health benefits of dental implants?

If you have missing teeth, it invites your remaining teeth to shift and move around. This leads to erosion, cavities and may even cause future tooth loss. Dental implants in Jonesboro solve these problems.

Additionally, without the support of tooth roots, your jawbone shrinks, which also contributes to shifting teeth and erosion. Outside oral health, a shrinking jaw leaves you with an aged appearance around your lower face and can even change your profile. Dental implants offer a solution.

If you cannot eat healthy foods because of tooth loss, dental implants increase your bite force and allow you to indulge in a healthier diet. Healthy eating is good for your physical and oral health!

How do dental implants compare with other options?

Single or multiple missing teeth—an implant can be placed in the area of a single missing tooth to support a porcelain crown. The upside is that it gives the same feeling and look like a natural tooth. Compared to a traditional bridge or denture, which can be good options for tooth replacement, implants are the more conservative approach because they do not sacrifice good enamel to support a restoration, as is the case with a dental bridge. The dental implant also offers more stability than a traditional denture or partial denture.

How can dental implants replace my dentures?

If you wear a complete denture, dental implants can be a life-changer for you. Countless times, we see people who hate their floppy, loose lower dentures. Implants can be placed in specific areas so that your complete denture attaches to them.

Using implants to support a complete denture not only keeps it from falling out and moving around but also gives you much more biting and chewing force. Dental implants are also great for people with an upper denture or partial who have exaggerated gag reflex because with implants to anchor the denture; there is no need to cover the roof of the mouth with an appliance or plate.

Check out our denture page to learn more about implant-supported dentures in Jonesboro.

How do I take care of my dental implants?

The good news is that dental implants don’t require any special care. There is no paste. No adhesives. No realigns. No adjustments. You simply brush and floss as you always have and visit your Jonesboro, AR dentist twice yearly for exams and cleanings.

Just like natural teeth, dental implants fail without proper care. Good oral hygiene and regular dental visits help prevent gum disease and infections, leading to tooth loss and cause your dental implants to fail.

Also, like natural teeth, never use your dental implant to twist off a bottle cap!

Do you offer payment plans?man wondering

At Dental Solutions, we want you to get the care you need and desire. This is why we have teamed with CareCredit.

CareCredit offers long-term financing for health and dental treatments, offering interest-free options and easy repayment plans.

Following your implant exam with your Jonesboro dentist, a member of our team can help break down the costs and walk you through the CareCredit process—an easy online application. Generally, it takes only a few minutes to learn whether you qualify for a CareCredit financing credit card.

Are You Ready to Reclaim Your Smile?

If you’re considering dental implants in Jonesboro, we are here to help. Contact our dental office to schedule an exam with one of our top Jonesboro dentists today.