Dental Implants
in Bentonville, AR

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent base for replacement teeth. Dental implants are a popular alternative to full dentures, partial dentures, and bridges. They are an effective long-term solution for people who suffer from a missing tooth or many missing teeth, failing teeth, or chronic dental problems. Because they fit, feel, and function like natural teeth, dental implants have become the new standard in tooth replacement.

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Smiling woman with dental implants

What makes dental implants feel comfortable and secure?

Doctors insert a tiny titanium implant post into the bone under the gums in the space left by the missing tooth. After about three months, the living bone cells of the jaw fuse with the bone and lock the implant in place. This union forms a strong and durable anchor for a new dental restoration, which will be a natural-looking implant crown. There should be no problems eating with dental implants, no need to repair them regularly, and no more worrying about smiling freely and openly.

Dental Implant Structure

Dental implants typically have three parts:

  • The implant: A screw that serves as a root for your new tooth. It is permanently inserted into your jaw. It’s made of surgical-grade titanium, like a replacement knee or hip.
  • The abutment: A permanent (but removable by your doctor) connector that supports and holds a tooth or set of teeth.
  • The crown (or prosthetic tooth): This is the part of the tooth that you can see. It’s usually made of porcelain or other ceramic materials for durability and good looks, carefully crafted to blend in with your other teeth.

You can use dental implants to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or a full upper and/or lower set of teeth. There are options for replacing all the teeth in an arch or your entire mouth that lock permanently into place, and there are snap-in-place removable options. Either way looks natural and restores chewing confidence.

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