If you have lost all or most of your teeth, you may be all too familiar with the challenges that accompany an incomplete smile. Difficulty eating, decreased self-confidence, and sore gums are just some of the potential consequences of extensive tooth loss. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers a number of effective tooth replacement solutions, including implant-retained dentures in Jonesboro. Dr. Yarnell would be happy to help you take advantage of this potentially life-changing treatment.
A traditional denture sits on top of the gums. Natural suction or a mild adhesive helps it to stay in place. An implant-retained denture, on the other hand, is anchored in the jawbone by a number of strategically placed prosthetic tooth roots (dental implants). The dental implants bond with the surrounding tissue so they are able to provide the sturdiest base possible for the teeth on top of them.
Am implant-retained denture may be permanently attached to the implants that support it. It is also possible for Dr. Yarnell to design a removable overdenture that simply “snaps” onto and off of attachments on the implants.
In general, candidates for implant-retained dentures:
An implant dentist in Jonesboro is the best person to determine whether implant-retained dentures are right for you. Most people do qualify for the treatment, although some individuals require some preparatory procedures (such as gum disease therapy) before their mouth is ready to receive implants.
Here is a general overview of steps that are commonly part of the implant-retained dentures procedure:
Combining dentures and dental implants in Jonesboro offers some significant benefits:
Are you ready to reclaim your smile with dental implants? Contact Woodsprings Family Dentistry today to schedule your consultation.