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Full Mouth Replacement – Jonesboro, AR

Say Goodbye to Your Toothless Smile

Losing even a single tooth can lead to serious consequences. If you have lost all or most of your teeth, your condition can have devastating effects on both your daily life and your long-term oral and overall health. You may not be able to eat a robust diet, and you might dread social situations. What can you do to turn back the clock on your tooth loss? Visit Dr. Sarah Yarnell to talk about full mouth replacement via dental implants in Jonesboro.

What Can I Expect from Full Mouth Replacement?

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The dental implant procedure is a unique journey for each patient. However, we can provide you with a general overview of the treatment process ahead of you:

  • An initial consultation determines whether you are a candidate for dental implants
  • You undergo any necessary preliminary work, such as extractions or gum disease treatment
  • Dental implants are placed throughout your jawbone at strategic locations
  • You go through a healing period, wherein the implants bond with the tissue around them
  • Yarnell designs and places your permanent restoration (either a removable or permanently fixed implant-supported denture)
  • You can once again enjoy a fully functional, natural-looking smile

What Are the Benefits of Full Mouth Replacement?

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Replacing all of your teeth with dental implants offers numerous advantages:

  • Implant-supported prosthetics are much sturdier and longer-lasting than traditional dentures
  • Your new teeth will look, feel, and function like your natural smile
  • Caring for your implant retained prosthetics is not time-consuming or complicated
  • Dental implants help to preserve your jawbone’s shape and size, so your face will not suffer from the “sunken” look that often accompanies extensive tooth loss

Implant-Retained Dentures

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If you choose to receive conventional implant-retained dentures, several dental implants will be inserted throughout your jawbone. Then, you’ll go through a recovery period of a few months, wherein your bone will bond with your implants. Next, Dr. Yarnell will place abutments on the implants, which will connect them to your denture. The final prosthetic she provides for you may be permanently fixed in place, or it may be removable and “snap” onto and off of the dental implants.

All-on-4 Dental Implants

All-on-4 dentures

During the All-on-4 procedure, four dental implants are inserted into the jawbone — two at the back and two at the front. On the same day as the implant placement surgery, you’ll receive a provisional (temporary) prosthesis. That is why the All-on-4 technique is sometimes called the “teeth in a day” treatment. After the implants have bonded with your body, Dr. Yarnell will design a permanent restoration and screw it onto your implants.

Am I a Candidate for Full Mouth Replacement?

Thanks to advances in dental technology and techniques, most patients who have suffered extensive tooth loss are candidates for dental implants. As long as you have adequate bone density and bone height to support the implants, and you are free of major oral and overall health problems, it is likely that you qualify for full mouth replacement. To find out for sure whether this type of treatment is right for you, contact our practice today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yarnell, your highly-qualified implant dentist in Jonesboro.