Today’s modern dental implants allow you to enjoy a lifelong investment that restores missing teeth in a manner that feels and looks much like your natural smile. At Harris, Reynolds & Cason Family Dental in Little Rock, we provide comprehensive implant therapy (from placement to restoration) in one convenient location near you.
We offer a variety of implant solutions based on your oral health needs and personal goals.
Dental Implant Treatment
Our dental implants provider in Little Rock has invested in the latest state-of-the-art technology, including modern scanning techniques for the most precise and minimally-invasive implant therapy possible. During the planning process, we’re able to perform virtual placement and pre-determine the exact location of each implant before surgery is even scheduled.
CT scanning allows for accurate implant placement thanks to pre-mapped precision surgical guides tailored for your procedure. Such resources facilitate efficient treatment and a highly predictable outcome, minimizing discomfort and recovery time after your implant surgery.
The precision guide ensures that each implant is placed in the same location as where it was mapped during your virtual treatment plan prior to your actual surgery.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Compared to conventional types of tooth replacement, dental implants offer a significant advantage, including the benefits of an investment that is:
- Non-invasive to adjacent teeth
- Capable of restoring as few or many teeth as necessary
- Highly predictable
- Beneficial to the overall function of your mouth
- Supportive of your natural facial profile
Types of Dental Implant Restorations
Your dental implant is essentially an artificial root which supports a fixed restoration on top of it to replace the missing tooth. Implant restorations are designed from high-quality porcelains and other durable aesthetic materials for optimal design and appearance.
Some of the types of restorations our Little Rock implant dental center provide, include:
Porcelain Crowns — An individual dental implant is usually the preferred treatment of choice for replacing a missing tooth. The porcelain crown attaches on top of the single implant, mimicking the design, look and function of a natural tooth.
Fixed Bridges — For multiple missing teeth, an implant supported bridge can eliminate the need to wear a partial denture. Implant bridges span the length of 3-4 teeth and are supported on either end by an implant (as opposed to traditional bridges, which are anchored onto natural teeth).
Removable Implant Dentures — It’s possible to deliver a denture that’s stabilized by dental implants to prevent dentures from floating and slipping due to a loose fit. After your implants are fully integrated with your bone, typically around 4 to 6 months, a new denture will be custom made to attach to your implants and anchor the denture in place.
Dental Implant Timeframe Considerations
After your initial exam, CT scan, and consultation, your dental implant process can typically take a few months to complete. Each step in the process is tailored to help your implants fuse successfully. Because there may be extra procedures involved and because each patient heals differently, restoration times from start to finish will vary, but generally anywhere from 6 to 12 months.
For customized, dental implants in Little Rock, reach out to Harris, Reynolds & Cason Family Dental. We’ve proudly served the greater Little Rock area for 20 years. Request your appointment today.