Dental Implants Jonesboro

Steady Teeth for a Stunning Smile

Model of mouth with two dental implants in Jonesboro

To be sure, dentures and dental bridges are great tooth replacements. They can restore your smile and improve your oral health. That said, you can't do better than dental implants. These little posts stand out as the best restorations around. Once placed by Dr. Spades, they’ll provide the same beauty and function as natural teeth. You can learn more and take the first step toward renewing your smile by scheduling a consultation today for dental implants in Jonesboro.

Why Choose Northeast Arkansas Dentistry for Dental Implants?

  • Dental Implant Surgery Done Entirely In-House
  • Accurate Treatment with CBCT Guided Surgery
  • Custom-Made Results for Each Patient

What Are Dental Implants?

Illustrated dental implant replacing a missing lower tooth

In essence, dental implants are small posts made of titanium. They serve as substitute tooth roots that replace your lost teeth.

Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants are placed in the jawbone. Their titanium makeup leads them to fuse with nearby bone tissue. By doing so, the implants become permanent parts of your jaw. They’ll then be ready to support a personal restoration – a crown, bridge, denture, etc. By treatment’s end, your smile will look and feel restored.

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

Illustrated dental implant being placed into the lower jaw

At our office, the implant process follows four vital steps. These are:

  • Initial Dental Implant Consultation – Before surgery, you’ll discuss the implant treatment with Dr. Spades. Doing so helps him learn about your smile goals, oral health, and more. Using these details, he’ll then decide if implants suit you.
  • Dental Implant Surgery – With Dr. Spades’ approval, you’ll have the dental implant surgery. He and his team will perform this work in-house.
  • Dental Implant Osseointegration/Abutment – Once the surgery is over, your implants will fuse with your jaw over 3-6 months (which is call osseointegration). The will set a foundation that keeps your new teeth strong. Later, Dr. Spade will place your abutments, which will connect the implants to your new teeth.
  • Delivery of Dental Implant Restoration(s) – After your implants’ integration, you’ll visit us for your final restoration. The latter will be a crown, bridge, or denture.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dentist showing a model of a dental implant to a patient

Following the surgery, you’ll get to enjoy dental implants’ many perks. These include:

  • A Gorgeous Grin –Implants are capped with porcelain restorations that easily blend with your other teeth.
  • High Success –Their ten-year success rate exceeds 95%!
  • Younger Looks – By fusing with your jawbone, implants stimulate and maintain it. This effect ensures your face stays full, firm, and youthful.
  • Easy Eating– Implants restore much of your bite force, so they’ll help you chew tough foods.
  • Long-Lasting Results – Given care, dental implants can last decades.

Who Dental Implants Can Help

Senior dental patient admiring his smile in a mirror

In most cases, dental implants are suited for patients with any degree of tooth loss. However, do note that the initial oral exam will see if this treatment can help. If we believe it will, Dr. Spades will suggest these possible implant options.

Missing One Tooth

Illustrated dental crown being fitted onto a dental implant

For someone who’s only lost one tooth, a single implant and crown pair is ideal. It’s simple enough to place the post in your empty jaw socket. Next, you’d get an abutment and your final crown. The final restoration will match the qualities of adjacent teeth and blend well.

Missing Multiple Teeth

Illustrated dental bridge being fitted onto two dental implants

If you’re missing two or three teeth in a row, consider an implant bridge. Unlike a standard one, it uses dental implants to support the prosthetic. Getting the device wouldn’t require any “prepping” of your natural teeth. An implant bridge is extremely sturdy and can last much longer than a traditional one.

Missing All of Your Teeth

Illustrated full denture being fitted onto four dental implants

Should you lose all the teeth along an arch, it may be time for an implant denture. It uses dental implants to secure itself, not suction. As a result, it won’t ever slip or shift like normal dentures might. You’d be able to enjoy chats and meals without fear of a toothy accident.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Man smiling at dental office receptionist

While they can be pricey, the cost of dental implants varies by patient. Only Dr. Spades can give you an exact estimate. To do so, he’d assess the factors that impact your treatment price. (These would include the number of implants, implant location, the type of restoration, etc.) Whatever the final tally, though, the implants would be a great long-term investment. Our team would also work to make them affordable. In fact, we’ll share our office’s helpful payment options with you.