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How Do I Qualify for Dental Implants?

March 29, 2016
Posted By: Anthony Bartels, DDS and staff
Dental Implants in Jonesboro AR, Dr. Anthony Bartels, DDS

Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth if you are looking to maintain or even improve your oral health.

Dental implants, made of biocompatible titanium, are designed to integrate with your natural bone. The dental implant itself mimics the root of your tooth and creates a stable foundation for a dental crown. Dental implants are one of the most common procedures we recommend for healthy patients in our Jonesboro dental office. Dr. Anthony Bartels will perform a full evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.

How to Know If Dental Implants Are Right For You

When we perform dental implant procedures at our Jonesboro dental office, we want to ensure the best chance of success. In order to make sure you qualify for dental implants, we will perform a full medical history.

Some drugs, such as those prescribed for osteoporosis, can affect the outcome of your dental implant surgery. Be sure to share all of your medications, including supplements, with Dr. Bartels at your exam.

We will also determine if you have enough bone density to effectively support your dental implant. Taking an x-ray of the area will help us find the best location to place your dental implant or determine if you require other treatment, such as bone grafting.

Once your implant is surgically placed, your body will need time to heal properly and for the implant to integrate with your bone. This usually takes 4-6 months, sometimes sooner until it is ready for your dental implant crown. 

We custom design dental implant crowns to provide the best esthetics and function. When we place your dental implant, no one will notice that it is not a natural tooth when you smile. Caring for your dental implant properly is essential to its longevity. Fortunately, single implants mimic your natural teeth and you care for them the same way – by brushing, flossing, and having regular dental cleanings.

Call Us For An Appointment

If you want more information about dental implants or if you want a dentist who offers dental implants in the Jonesboro area, call our office today!

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