Are you missing more than one tooth? Those gaps in your smile are more than just an aesthetic concern. Without tooth replacement, you may find it difficult to eat a nutritious diet. You may even suffer from low self-esteem. You are also at an increased risk of further tooth loss and other oral health problems. If you are ready to fill in the empty spaces and once again enjoy full dental function, visit Dr. Sarah Yarnell and our team. We will design a custom treatment plan to get your smile back to looking and feeling its best.
There are there non-implant treatments that can provide multiple tooth replacement in Jonesboro:
Dental Bridge. A dental bridge, sometimes called crown and bridgework, is a prosthesis that is supported by the teeth next to the gap (the abutment teeth). Dr. Yarnell places crowns on top of the abutment teeth, and the crowns are attached to artificial teeth that “bridge” the empty space.
Partial Dentures. A partial denture is a removable prosthesis that replaces multiple teeth at various places throughout an arch. Metal clips or other attachments help it to stay in place.
Full Dentures. As the name implies, a full denture replaces an entire arch of teeth. It consists of artificial teeth that are attached to a gum-colored base. Natural suction or a mild adhesive help it to remain in the mouth.
The dental implants process begins with an in-depth consultation, wherein Dr. Yarnell will determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants. If you are, you will undergo a surgery, wherein small titanium cylinders will be placed at strategic locations throughout your jaw. Then, after the dental implants have an opportunity to bond with the tissue around them, Dr. Yarnell will design and place a restoration (an implant-supported bridge or denture) to replace the visible portion of your missing teeth. From beginning to end, the entire treatment process may take several months to a year. However, the benefits of dental implants make them well worth the wait!
When you choose dental implants rather than traditional tooth replacement, you can reap a number of significant benefits: