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