The Most Effective Procedure for Replacing Missing Teeth
Dr. Stewart Strange places and restores dental implants for patients who have missing or badly damaged teeth and want to reinstate their oral health. Due to the advances in implant technology and materials, dental implants are considered to be the most successful form of restorative dentistry. You can conveniently undergo your dental implant surgery and restoration placement process at our Jackson, MS, office. Your new implants and restorations will look and feel natural, helping you achieve long-lasting oral health and confidence.
Dental implants can help you achieve long-lasting oral health
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant consists of three parts: a titanium post, an abutment, and a prosthetic tooth. Prior to implant surgery, we will conduct advanced imaging to determine the best location for your titanium posts. We will then insert the posts through an opening in your gums. Dr. Strange uses biocompatible materials from Nobel Biocare® to ensure your implants successfully fuse with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration.
Each step of your dental implant treatment can be performed in our office, allowing Dr. Strange to monitor your progress more closely and save you office visits to multiple facilities.
Over the course of three to six months, the posts become part of your jaw and create an artificial root. This foundation will give your jawbone the vital stimulation it lacked due to missing teeth. Once your dental implants have fully healed, we will place an anchor called an abutment on top of the posts. You can then receive your lifelike, durable crown, bridge, or denture. We will help you choose which prosthetic option is best to complete your dental implants treatment.
In contrast to traditional restorations, implant-supported prosthetics provide added stimulation and stability for your smile. We also offer All-on-4® and All-on-6 treatment to provide full-arch restoration on fewer, strategically angled implants. Each step of your dental implant treatment can be performed in our office, allowing Dr. Strange to monitor your progress more closely and save you office visits to multiple facilities.
Are You a Good Candidate for Implants?
In order to receive dental implants, you must be healthy enough to undergo oral surgery. If you have any cavities or badly damaged teeth that require extraction, they will need to be treated prior to implant surgery. If you are a smoker, we recommend that you quit smoking prior to your procedure and throughout the healing process.
If you are diabetic, you should discuss your condition with your doctor. Although patients with controlled diabetes may be able to enjoy the same dental implant benefits as patients without the condition, patients with uncontrolled diabetes can face a slower healing process.
Why Choose Our Practice for Implants?
Dr. Strange uses advanced imaging as well as a cone beam scanner to generate highly-detailed images of your treatment area. This technology allows him to more strategically plan and place the implants. To help you feel as comfortable as possible during your surgery, we offer sedation. Depending on the extent of your procedure and your specific concerns, we can provide oral conscious or nitrous oxide sedation. For more complex procedures, we can arrange for surgery under general anesthesia or IV sedation to be completed at an off-site location.
Learn More about Dental Implants
If you have missing or badly damaged teeth that need to be restored, dental implants provide full function and a biocompatible root for your new prosthetics. Patients who practice good oral hygiene and maintain routine visits can enjoy their dental implants for a lifetime without requiring replacement. To schedule a consultation and learn more about dental implants, call our friendly staff at (601) 987-8722 or contact us online.