Dental Implants in Jonesboro, AR
Serving the Jonesboro, AR community
Missing teeth can be embarrassing because of the associated stigma, but did you know that missing teeth can also compromise your overall health? They can cause your other teeth to move and shift, ruining your smile, interfering with your bite, and possibly leading to further tooth loss in the future.
We place and restore dental implants at our Jonesboro, AR dental office, in addition to working with some of the best oral surgeons in our area to ensure the most successful outcome. When we refer you to a specialist, we follow up with your treatment so that we stay informed about your condition. Our dental team always puts your best interests first.
If you would like to schedule an exam to learn whether dental implants are the right tooth replacement for you, contact our dental team today at (870) 932-9911. Be sure to get in touch with us if you have any questions.
Meanwhile, check out some of the questions we hear most often from patients just like you who want to learn more about dental implants.
- Are dental implants the right choice for me?
- How do dental implants work?
- What are the benefits of dental implants?
- Do dental implants look natural?
- Do you offer implant-supported dentures?
- How do I care for my dental implants?
- Are dental implants expensive?
- Do you offer any payment plans?
- Where are you located?
- How can I schedule an exam for dental implants?
Are dental implants the right choice for me?
At Anthony Bartels DDS Family Dentistry, we evaluate each patient to determine if they are a good candidate for tooth replacement with dental implants. This process includes examining your teeth and jawbone health as well as reviewing your overall wellness. If we don't have recent x-rays for you on file, we will likely suggest a new set of images, so Dr. Bartels has the most current picture of your oral health.
During your dental implant evaluation, Dr. Bartels encourages you to ask questions, and he is more than happy to address your concerns and talk you through the process. We want you to feel comfortable with your decision and are here to support you.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants have been around for decades. While the materials, techniques, and methods have improved, the basic concept remains the same. A dental implant consists of three main parts: The implant itself, which is a tiny titanium post that Dr. Bartels implant surgically in your bone. An abutment is the piece of the implant that secures your replacement tooth or teeth to the implant and completes your smile.
After placing your implant, we will allow several months for it to heal so that your bone and implant can fuse together and stabilize. Once you have healed completely, we will secure your replacement tooth or teeth and make any final adjustments necessary to ensure a comfortable and precise fit.
In most cases, our patients prefer porcelain dental crowns because they mimic the appearance of tooth enamel and look more natural. If you need to replace two or more missing teeth, we will be happy to talk to you about adding a bridge or partial denture to your implant.
Before Dr. Bartels begins your implant placement, our dental team will ensure that you are relaxed and comfortable. We will make sure that the area in which we're placing the implant is completely numb so that you don't feel any pain.
While recovery may involve some swelling or tenderness for the first few days, over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen are usually all that's needed to provide relief.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Missing teeth negatively impact your self-esteem and make it difficult to smile and laugh with confidence. Dental implants may contribute to better emotional health, but they can also boost your oral health and overall wellness.
When teeth are missing, your jawbone shrinks. Dental implants stimulate jawbone regeneration to keep it strong and healthy and to retain all your teeth in place. Missing teeth can also allow remaining teeth to shift and cause an imbalance with your dental bite that leads to tooth erosion and excessive wear.
Dental implants may also increase your dietary choices and allow you to enjoy crunchier foods like raw vegetables. A better diet contributes to your overall wellness.
Do dental implants look natural?
Once your dental implant and restoration are in place, no one will suspect that they are not your own teeth. Our implant dentist relies on quality materials and shades and shapes each implant tooth to match your smile. Whether you’re looking for a single implant or several, we think you’ll be pleased with the final results.
Do you offer implant-supported dentures?
Implant-supported dentures mean that a few strategically placed dental implants can hold an entire denture arch.
The process is similar to a single restoration tooth placement, and it starts with an evaluation with Dr. Bartels. The benefits of implant-supported dentures include:
- No slippage
- No adhesives
- No realigns
How do I care for my dental implants?
Dental implants are the best tooth-replacement option available today—not only because they so closely mimic natural teeth but also because they require no special care other than the maintenance you would provide for natural teeth.
The best course is to follow guidelines put forward by the American Dental Association, which include:
- Brushing at least twice per day
- Flossing at least twice per day
- Visiting our dental office twice per year for exams and cleanings
- Allowing routine x-rays to monitor your gum health
It’s important to remember that dental implants cannot protect your gums from periodontal disease, which can cause your implants to fail. It is only through proper care that you lower your risk.
Are dental implants expensive?
The cost of dental implants depends on several factors. How many implants you need, if they are single units, implant-supported dentures or bridges, and any other surgical procedures necessary to make your dental implant a success, such as bone grafting or a sinus lift.
When you add it up, dental implants may seem expensive; however, they are reliable, comfortable, and do not require altering any of your healthy teeth, which makes them a great investment for the future of your dental health. With the proper care and consideration, your dental implants may last decades or even a lifetime. Additionally, because implants preserve your natural bone, they could keep you from future dental treatments and tooth loss in the future.
Do you offer any payment plans?
Anthony Bartels Familly Dentistry has partnered with CareCredit to help our patients get the treatments and procedures they want without stressing over budget.
CareCredit offers low-interest rates and easy repayment options for dental treatment and other health and wellness needs. It usually takes only a few minutes to learn whether you qualify for this option. A member of our team can explain the benefits and even help you apply online.
Where in Jonesboro are you located?
Our office is conveniently located near the Joe N. Martin Expressway and Harrisburg Road. We are in the vicinity of Sam’s Club, Burger King, and Walmart.
Anthony Bartels DDS proudly serves the communities of Jonesboro, Brookland, Paragould, Trumann, Bay, Newport, Cash, Harrisburg, Lake City, Bono, and any other locale where people are seeking quality dentistry from a friendly and compassionate team.
How can I schedule an exam for dental implants in the 72401 Area?
Contact our dental office today to schedule a dental implant exam with Dr. Anthony Bartels so you can learn about dental implants and if they may benefit your health.