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Dental Implants Little Rock

Dental Implants – Little Rock Family Dentists

What are dental implants?

A dental implant serves as a substitute for a tooth root. A common misconception is that the dental implant is the replacement tooth itself, but it is actually the cylindrical or tapered screw that is inserted into your jawbone.  A crown– the actual replacement tooth– is then placed on top of the titanium post. The crown looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth due in part to the sturdiness of the dental implant that is now securely in your jaw. You should treat your new tooth with all of the same care as you would with your natural teeth!

The Dental Implant Process

The substitute root, or dental implant, is a biocompatible titanium post that’s surgically inserted into the jawbone. After that, you are sent home with a temporary replacement so that you may chew food normally while healing. This process normally takes several months and you are able to proceed with your everyday life with perhaps an occasional check up by request of your dentist.

Once your implant fuses properly with your bone, a structure that acts as a connector (also known as an abutment) is then placed on top of the screw. The dentist fits you for a crown that will match the size, proportions, and color of your other teeth. This may take another few weeks in order to get everything right. Whether it’s an individual tooth replacement, a full implant-supported bridge, or dentures with multiple teeth, your dentist will fit it to your mouth and you can be sent home with a gorgeously restored smile that you can be proud of!

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

If you have lost a tooth, your dentist might suggest dental implants as one of your options. You should never just leave a missing tooth be because then it can cause a number of problems, including drifting and difficulty chewing. When you need to replace a tooth, then you want the most natural-feeling and natural-looking substitute in its place! Dental implants might be the right choice for you.

Dental implants have many benefits that include:

  • Long-lasting – They are made of titanium which means they never succumb to dental decay.
  • Non-restrictive – You can still eat the foods you like!
  • Prevents further bone loss
  • Keeps facial structure intact
  • Doesn’t slip or fall like dentures
  • Improves your appearance
  • Increases your confidence – you can participate in an active lifestyle without having to worry about your teeth
  • Looks natural
  • Feels natural – you won’t even tell it’s there!

Please call or visit Little Rock Family Dental Care if you are interested in improving your smile today! We can help you learn more about dental implants and if they are the right choice for you. Our knowledgeable dentists are highly trained and ready to heighten your self-esteem. Stop worrying you’ll have a mishap in social situations. Invest in confidence! Invest in yourself and get a dental implant today!