How do dental implants work?
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.
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.
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.