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Millions of people have lost teeth due to decay, periodontal disease or trauma. If you’re among those millions, then dental implants in Central Arkansas can restore your smile to its former glory and boost your self-confidence. Our affordable dental implants look and function like your natural teeth, so you can resume eating your favorite foods and showing your beautiful smile to all. If this sounds appealing to you, then call our Central Arkansas office and we can help you.
What Are Dental Implants?
Implants provide the support for artificial teeth to replace missing or damaged teeth that lack aesthetics or function. They’re permanently placed into your jaw through the use of a titanium screw that your dentist surgically implants in your jawbone. It’s a commonly used method for installing a crown that matches your existing teeth in both shape and shade. The most commonly installed post is an endosteal implant and it goes directly into your jawbone. If you lack enough jawbone for the endosteal post and you’re not a candidate for a bone graft, then your dentist can use a subperiosteal implant, which is placed above the jawbone and under the gum.
Are Implants Expensive?
Your dental implants cost will be unique to you and will be influenced by several factors, such as the materials used, any additional dental work that you need, the type of implant or device you choose, such as subperiosteal implants, an implant-supported bridge, a single implant or mini implants, and any dental implants insurance coverage you may have. Although your dental implants cost may be somewhat more than other types of artificial teeth, implants offer many benefits that other types of artificial teeth may not.
Implants have a very natural appearance, they’re very durable and rarely need to be replaced, they require no more care than your natural teeth, and they have a proven success rate. Overall, they’re worth the initial investment, so if you want to learn more about dental implants in Central Arkansas, then call our office and we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions about the dental implants procedure.
Are Dental Implants Covered By Insurance?
Plan coverage varies by the individual, so for the best answer to this question, talk to your plan provider. Even though your dental implants insurance plan may not cover your dental implants cost, we will do our best to make them affordable for you. We have several flexible financing options that can help you obtain the implant dentistry that you need while maintaining your budget. Call our Central Arkansas office today for more information on affordable dental implants in Central Arkansas.
What Are the Steps in a Dental Implants Procedure?
Getting implants installed requires several steps and yours may vary slightly, depending on the details of your dental implants procedure. After our implant dentist has prepared the site, we’ll surgically install one or more implants into your jawbone, and we’ll place an abutment on each post. The abutment is the connecting element between your crown and the post. When the site has healed and the jawbone has fused with the implant, you’ll return to our office. The last step is to fit your custom-made crown onto the post and cement it in place. Any pain experienced is usually mild and can be controlled through over-the-counter pain medication and the local anesthetic that was used during the surgery.
What Are the Benefits of Implant Dentistry?
Implants provide many benefits over traditional dentures, such as:
- A completely natural smile
- Better oral hygiene
- Increased self-esteem and self-confidence
- Improved speech and mastication
- Improved jaw stability
How Do I Care for My Dental Implant?
In order for your implants to last a lifetime, you need to practice good oral hygiene. If your mouth is somewhat sore after the procedure, you can use over the counter pain medications to alleviate your discomfort. After your mouth has completely healed, your implants will need the same oral hygiene that your natural teeth need. Brush and floss regularly, use an antibacterial mouthwash, and return to our office for regular checkups. If you want to schedule an appointment, call our Central Arkansas office and we’ll be glad to help you.
Am I a Good Candidate for Implant Dentistry?
If you’re missing teeth and want to regain the function and aesthetic appeal of a beautiful smile, then you may be a good candidate for implants. When you come to our office for your initial consultation, one of our implant specialists will evaluate your mouth and gums to determine if implants are right for you. If not, we have alternatives, so call Arkansas Maxillofacial Surgery Center at today to learn more.
How Long Will My Dental Implants Last?
This is one of our most frequently asked questions and the answer depends on several factors. The type of implants you received, the quality of your oral hygiene routine, and the location of your implants will all play a role in the lifespan of your implants. With proper care and maintenance, they can last a lifetime, but if you have lost teeth due to poor oral hygiene habits, then your implants may not last as long.
If you’re interested in implants in the Central Arkansas area, call us today. We provide top-notch care in the area for implants and we’d like to welcome you into our dental family. We look forward to speaking with you and working with you, so call us today.