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Arlington Dental Center’s Dr. Bradberry does Dental Implants

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them.

How do Dental Implants Work?

Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won’t slip or shift in your mouth — an especially important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures and bridges — as well as individual crowns placed over implants — feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures.

For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures are simply not comfortable or even possible, due to sore spots, poor ridges or gagging. In addition, ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth. An advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth/teeth in place.

To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You must also commit to keeping these structures healthy. Meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.

Implants are usually more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement, and most insurance carriers typically cover less than 10 percent of the fees.  But implants are such a drastic improvement over older methods of dental repair that they are well worth the money.

Arlington Dental Center’s Dr. Tim Bradberry will do your implants for the lowest possible price.  Call 743-3114 for an appointment.


Oral Care Tips for IMPLANTS

Most dental implants are successful, but there are also steps you can take to help ensure success, and to make your implant last.

  • Practice good oral hygiene – brush twice a day and floss once daily. Using interdental brushes, brushes that slide between teeth, can help clean the hard to reach areas around your implant.
  • Quit smoking – smoking can weaken the bone structure and can contribute to implant failure.   Researchers in Spain studied 66 patients who received 165 implants and followed their progress for 5 years. The implant failure rate for smokers was 15.8 percent, compared to just 1.4 percent for nonsmokers.
  • Visit your dentist – cleanings and exams every six months can help ensure your implant is in good condition, and that it stays that way.
  • Avoid chewing on hard foods – don’t chew on hard items such as ice and hard candy because they can break the crown on the implant, as well as your natural teeth.

Emergency Dentist Trips Can Be Prevented With Good Hygiene

Taking Better Care of Your Teeth Through Good Oral Hygiene

Thanks to better in-home care and regular examinations and treatment at the dental office, more and more people are keeping their teeth to the end of their lives and avoiding emergency dentist visits.  Regular visits to the dentist are a big part of maintaining a healthy mouth, but the basic responsibility for good dental health rests with each individual.  Good oral hygiene, day-by-day, results in a mouth that looks and smells healthy.  This means that your teeth are clean and free of debris, your gums are pink and do not hurt or bleed when you brush or floss and bad breath is not a consistent problem.

Good Oral Hygiene

Maintaining good oral hygiene is the most important thing you can do for your teeth and gums.  Healthy teeth not only look good, but make it possible for you to eat and speak properly.  Good oral health is very important to your overall well being.  Daily preventative care, including proper brushing and flossing, will help stop problems before they develop.  Having a dentist treat problems after they develop is both painful and expensive.

Following are simple steps each of us can take to decrease the incidence of tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems:

  • Brush thoroughly twice a day, and floss once each day.
  • Eat a balanced diet and limit snacks between meals.
  • Use dental products, including toothpaste, that contain fluoride.
  • Rinse with a fluoride mouthwash.
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Do You Need Dentures?

Whether you need dentures for the first time or replacing the ones you have, you need to speak with the dental professionals at Arlington Dental Center.  We’ve been serving dental patients in Arlington, Jacksonville and the surrounding areas for more than 20 years.

Successfully fitting and making dentures for our patients, is one of the many well respected dental services we provide. Dentures will provide you with a set of fully functioning teeth that will allow you to eat most foods without pain, look younger and feel great.

Today Modern Dentures Look Natural and Fit Better Too:

There is no longer a need to worry about denture comfort. Arlington Dental Center’s advanced dental technology and modern denture materials combined to make you a vastly improved set of dentures that will provide proper fit and comfort.

How Long Will My Dentures Last?

If well cared for, dentures last foe a very long time, as much as 30 years. However, all dentures will show wear and tear over time, and we suggest that you have them checked on a regular basis. Regular dental checkups will help to identify and repair any damage done to your dentures.

About Arlington Dental Center:

Our entire team of highly experienced dentists and professional support staff provide a complete family of pain free dental care at affordable prices, in our modern, comfortable and caring environment.

Dental Insurance and Payment:

We accept all regular insurance plans, including some forms of Medicaid, and we file all the insurance claims for you. We also accept all forms of payment. Whether you walk-in or if you have a dental emergency, you are always welcome.

To Schedule an Appointment Call: (904) 743-3114

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