Jacksonville, AR dentist Dr. Pinney provides several replacement options for patients missing one or several teeth. For ultimate comfort, function and aesthetics, Dr. Pinney recommends dental implants. Our practice is one of the few in the area that offers complete dental implant services, from evaluation to treatment planning to placement.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots usually made of titanium. A conventional dental implant is surgically embedded in the gums and allowed to fuse with surrounding bone. The replacement tooth is then attached to the implant to complete the restoration.
Implants vary in diameter and can be placed in the gums, in the bone, embedded all the way through the bottom of the jaw, or attached to the bone. Depending on the quality of bone at the implant site and factors like the patient’s age and medical history, a certain type of implant may work better than others.
Dental Implant Benefits
Unlike removable dentures or partials, dental implant-supported teeth simulate a real living tooth from the root to the crown. This makes implants the most secure, stable and durable teeth replacement method. There are no food restrictions, so you can eat whatever you want. It’s also easy to maintain and care for your new teeth; simply brush and floss like usual. Dental implants also:
- Preserve your jawbone
- Restore full chewing ability
- Prevent teeth from shifting
- Prevent bite problems
- Look and function like real teeth
The Dental Implant Procedure
The procedure depends on the kind of implant used, but it usually takes several trips to the clinic. First, your implant dentist in Pulaski County will perform a complete mouth evaluation to determine which method of teeth replacement is right for you. If you are a good candidate for dental implants, Dr. Pinney will proceed with surgery.
Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Pinney to find out how dental implant can change your smile and your life. Call 501-982-4447 now or schedule your appointment using our online form.