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Implant-Retained Dentures – Jonesboro, AR

Reclaim Your Lifestyle with Implant-Retained Dentures

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.

How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?

Illustration of implant-retained dentures in Jonesboro against white background

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.

Am I a Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?

Senior dental patient holding mirror, admiring her implant-retained dentures

In general, candidates for implant-retained dentures:

  • Have lost all or most of their teeth
  • Have adequate bone density and bone volume to support dental implants
  • Are free of active gum disease
  • Have excellent oral hygiene habits
  • Are taking steps to manage any systemic health conditions that could affect their body’s ability to heal after implant placement surgery

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.

The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure

Dental team member explaining how dental implants work

Here is a general overview of steps that are commonly part of the implant-retained dentures procedure:

  • Dr. Yarnell will determine your candidacy for implants and begin planning your treatment.
  • Implant placement. During a minimally invasive surgery, the implants will be inserted into your jawbone.
  • Abutment placement. Abutments are small connector pieces that attach dental implants to the prosthetic teeth they support. In most cases, abutments are placed a few months after the initial implant surgery.
  • Design and placement of the final restoration. Yarnell will provide you with a beautiful, natural-looking, and highly functional implant-retained denture.

Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

Senior woman enjoying benefits of her implant-retained denture

Combining dentures and dental implants in Jonesboro offers some significant benefits:

  • Implant-retained dentures are very sturdy and do not slip around like their traditional counterparts
  • You will be able to enjoy a wide variety of foods, including raw fruits and vegetables
  • Because the implants help to preserve the jawbone, they can help your face retain its natural shape
  • Implants may last a lifetime, and implant-retained prosthetics may endure for well over a decade
  • In many ways, caring for dental implants and their restorations is similar to caring for natural teeth

Are you ready to reclaim your smile with dental implants? Contact Woodsprings Family Dentistry today to schedule your consultation.