Implant Dentistry in Oxford, Pontotoc, and Batesville, MS


Implant dentistry has quickly become one of the safest and easiest ways to replace missing teeth. Whether you’re missing one tooth or all of your teeth, implants might be an option for you. If you maintain good oral health, have healthy gums and enough bone to support the implant, you may be a great candidate.
Implants are metal screws, which act as tooth roots, that are surgically placed into the bone of your jaw to hold a custom-made crown, bridge or denture. The first step is placement of the implant into the bone. This is then typically allowed to heal for 3-6 months for a process called osseointegration, in which your body accepts the implant as part of itself and heals around it. During this time you might have temporary crowns, or wear an appliance so that you do not have to go without teeth and can still function normally.

After the bone has healed around the implant, an abutment is placed onto the implant to allow an impression to be made so that the lab can fabricate a prosthesis (crown, bridge, or denture) to go on the implant. The implant procedure is smooth and the implant itself is low maintenance and comfortable treatment option for patients.

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Collier Dental is your dental implant authority in Oxford, Pontotoc, and Batesville, MS and surrounding areas. Schedule your consultation today to improve your smile 662-236-1969.
 

 

John A. Collier, DDS

General Dentistry
 

Larissa G. Hammer, DMD

General Dentistry
 

Shelly L. Osborn, DMD

General Dentistry