What are dental implants?
Dental implants are the closest you can
get to healthy, natural teeth. They allow you to live the way you
want. You're able to confidently start eating, smiling, laughing,
talking, kissing and enjoying all of your everyday activities without
worrying about your teeth.
If you're in the Jonesboro, Arkansas area and need a dental implant call Parkey & Davis DDS today at 870-932-0330 for a free consultation.
Think of dental implants as artificial tooth roots, similar in shape to a screw. When dental implants are placed in your jawbone, they bond securely to your natural bone. They become a very sturdy base for supporting one or more artificial teeth, called crowns.
Modern dental implants have been used successfully for 30+ years. They are the strongest devices available to support replacement teeth and even better, they allow these new teeth to feel, look and function naturally.
When performed by a trained and experienced dental implant dentist, dental implant surgery is one of the safest and most predictable procedures in dentistry. Dr. Parkey and Dr. Davis have over 20 years of experience in dental implants.
How do Dental Implants Work?
Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won't slip or shift in your mouth — an especially important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures and bridges — as well as individual crowns placed over implants — feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures.
For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures are simply not comfortable or even possible, due to sore spots, poor ridges or gagging. In addition, ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth. An advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth/teeth in place.
To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You must also commit to keeping these structures healthy. Meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.
Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. Since periodontists are the dental experts who specialize in precisely these areas, they are ideal members of your dental implant team. Not only do periodontists have experience working with other dental professionals, they also have the special knowledge, training and facilities that you need to have teeth that look and feel just like your own. Your dentist and periodontist will work together to make your dreams come true.
If you've got a cracked or chipped tooth and are considering a dental implant then contact our office today to schedule your free consultation 870-932-0330.
Parkey & Davis DDS
906 Enterprise Drive
Jonesboro, AR 72401
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