Fayetteville Dental Implants Surgery

A Permanent Solution for a More Comfortable, Functional, Natural-Looking Smile 

Tooth loss in adults is more common than you may think, and it can happen from trauma, disease, or dental neglect. You must learn more about your tooth replacement options if you have lost a tooth or require surgical tooth extraction. For most patients, dental implants are the best possible solution. Dental implant surgery ensures a strong foundation for permanent tooth permanent that looks, feel, and function just like natural teeth.

For natural-looking dental implants in Fayetteville, AR reach out to Half Moon Oral Maxillofacial and Implant Surgery.  
Contact us online or call (479) 364-6889.

Why Should I Get Dental Implants in Fayetteville?

If missing teeth, seeking professional permanent tooth replacement as soon as possible is imperative. There are a few reasons why you should opt for Fayetteville, AR dental implants.

Common reasons to get dental implants as soon as possible:

  • It may not seem likely, but if you miss a tooth or several teeth, your remaining teeth will move toward the gaps over time. This will affect how you bite and chew and promote tooth wear.
  • How you speak or eat may be affected – it may even impact the type of food you can eat.
  • Gaps between your teeth will result in cavities, tooth breakage, and even more tooth loss in the future.
  • If you are missing more than one tooth, your jawbone may deteriorate and shrink away over time, changing the shape of your face.

If you or a loved one are missing teeth, reach out today. Our highly skilled oral facial and implant surgery professionals are prepared to answer any of your questions and explain the permanent tooth replacement process. For Fayetteville, AR dental implants, call Half Moon Oral Maxillofacial and Implant Surgery at (479) 364-6889.

Why Do Most People Consider Dental Implants the “Gold Standard” for Tooth Replacement?

Dental implants are preferred by many over other options for replacing damaged or missing teeth for a few reasons:

  • Functionality: Dental implants serve as a substitute tooth “root” that prevents the jawbone from deteriorating, which is what would occur if the tooth were lost or extracted and an implant is not placed. They also preserve your bone and facial structures by keeping your jawbone intact and not allowing it to deteriorate.
  • Permanence: Clinical studies show that the long-term success rate of dental implants exceeds 95 to 98% compared to other tooth replacement options, and with proper care, they should last a lifetime.
  • Aesthetics: No one will be the wiser that you have an artificial tooth because the implant is below the gum line and the crown attached to the implant will be color-shade matched to the surrounding teeth. You won’t have to worry about cleaning removable prosthetic teeth as you would with dentures or feeling self-conscious when you speak or chew that your teeth are slipping.

How Do Dental Implants in Fayetteville, AR Work?

Dental implants are surgical procedures that replace a tooth's root with a metal, screwlike post. An artificial tooth replacement or crown is then attached. As mentioned above, the implant will be below your gum line, and the replacement tooth will be color-matched to your surrounding teeth. Therefore, you will not need to worry about your replacements being noticeable!

What you can expect from our dental implant procedure:

  • Evaluation to determine if your jaw is healthy enough to maintain the implant and if you will need grafting
  • Removal of damaged tooth or teeth
  • If necessary, grafting or preparation of your jawbone
  • Placement of the dental implant 
  • Healing or osseointegration – the implant must heal for 2 to 6 months to merge with the surrounding bone tissue.
  • Abutment placement – an extender is added to the implant to connect your artificial tooth replacement to the implant. This may take several weeks to heal.
  • Placement of your artificial tooth – impressions will be made of your teeth to ensure that your replacement will be made to fit.

Who Is Not a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

While dental implants are a highly effective and popular dental restoration option, not everyone is a good candidate for the procedure. Here are some factors that could make a person unsuitable for dental implants:

  • Poor Oral Health: Dental implants require a healthy oral environment to be successful. Patients with advanced gum disease or other oral health issues may not be good candidates for dental implants. 
  • Insufficient Bone Density: Dental implants require a sufficient amount of bone density and volume to provide a stable foundation. Patients who have lost bone in their jaw due to gum disease, injury, or other factors may not have enough bone to support the implant. Bone grafting procedures may be necessary to build up the jawbone and make it suitable for dental implant placement.
  • Certain Medical Conditions: Patients with certain medical conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes, autoimmune diseases, or cancer, may not be good candidates for dental implants. It's important to discuss any existing medical conditions with our Fayetteville dental implant specialist to determine if the patient is a suitable candidate.
  • Heavy Smokers: Smoking can affect the success of dental implant surgery. Heavy smokers have a higher risk of implant failure and may not be suitable candidates for the procedure. 

It's important to note that each patient's case is unique, and a thorough evaluation by our qualified dentists is necessary to determine if dental implants are a suitable option. Patients should discuss any concerns or questions with their dentist. 

Seeking Fayetteville dental implants? Call Half Moon Oral Maxillofacial and Implant Surgery at (479) 364-6889 or contact us via online form. Our skilled professionals are backed by years of experience and are ready to help!

Missing All Of Your Teeth? Consider An All-on-4 Dental Implant.

The All-on-4 dental implant procedure is a solution that may work for you if you have lost all your teeth (upper or lower jaw) or who only have a few teeth left. In addition, this may work for you if you need a fixed denture to be placed using only four dental implants per jaw. The method in which the implants are placed eliminates the standard healing time that applies to other types of dental implants. In addition, the All-on-4 surgery can be conducted in just one appointment when performed in our office. 

Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants

Patients have a short recovery time with this dental implant procedure, as the teeth are permanent and fixed. So there is no need for patients to be without teeth or to endure temporary dentures for an extended period. Instead, the patient can come for a morning appointment and leave that same afternoon with a brand new smile. In addition, the procedure rarely requires bone grafting and helps reduces further bone loss

Patients with All-on-4 implant-supported bridges will feel more secure and comfortable than if they had a removable partial denture that rests on their gums. You should be able to chew regular food more comfortably, and your implants should look just like natural teeth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will dental implants hurt?

Dental implant surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia or IV sedation. You may experience some discomfort after the surgery, which can be managed with medication. Our team will provide you with detailed pre- and post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth recovery process.

What is the cost of dental implants?

The cost of dental implants can vary depending on factors such as the number of implants you'll need and your unique dental situation. We offer flexible payment options and can help you explore insurance coverage for implants. We will provide a transparent cost estimate for your implant treatment during your consultation.

Contact Us Today

At Half Moon Oral Maxillofacial And Implant Surgery, we are committed to helping you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile with dental implants. Contact our office in Fayetteville today to schedule a consultation and discuss your dental implant options.

To learn more about dental implants in Fayetteville, permanent tooth replacement, or All-on-4 dental implants, contact our office at (479) 364-6889 or reach out online for a quick response.