Dental Implants in Jonesboro, AR

hand displaying what a dental implant looks like in a jawAre you seeking tooth replacement options in Jonesboro, AR?

Do you have a missing tooth that you would really like back? Do you have a denture that won’t stay in place, making it uncomfortable to eat or speak? Would you like to get rid of dentures and replace them with something permanent that works and acts like real teeth? If you said yes to any of these, then dental implants are your answer.

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, which is implanted into the bone of the upper or lower jaw. Once placed, the implant will fuse to the bone that surrounds it and become part of your jaw—much like a natural tooth root.

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

The most common uses for implants are the replacement of missing teeth with crowns and bridges or stabilizing a complete denture.

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.

A dental bridge is a bridge of restoration teeth affixed to healthy teeth with dental crowns—or a dental implant.

A denture is an arch or plate of artificial teeth that relies on suction and saliva to hold it in place—or a few dental implants.

Will 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. If you don’t have sufficient space between your upper sinus and upper jaw, your Jonesboro dentist may also suggest a sinus lift.

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

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 of oral health, a shrinking jaw leaves you with an aged appearance in your lower face. Dental implants offer a solution.

If you are unable to 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 can dental implants help with multiple missing teeth?illustration of an implant retained denture

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 as a natural tooth. When compared to a traditional bridge, which can be a good option for tooth replacement, implants are the more conservative approach because they do not sacrifice good enamel to support a restoration.

All teeth in one or both jaws—at one time the only way to effectively replace all the teeth in either the upper or lower jaw was with dentures. With advancements in technology, we are now able to replace all the missing teeth in an arch with an implant-supported hybrid denture. A hybrid denture is a titanium-based denture that screws to multiple implants. By using implants placed in specific areas, we can screw a much thinner, tooth-like replacement in and provide the closest thing to natural teeth available.

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 denture. 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.

Whatever the case—complete or partial denture, upper or lower—implants can radically improve the way you feel about restorative dentistry. We have never had a patient unhappy after going from unsupported denture to implant-supported.

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 that can lead 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?

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.