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Dental Implants

Tooth loss has a negative impact on your appearance and, more importantly, your oral health.

Dental implants are widely regarded as the most reliable and longest-lasting tooth replacement option.

At Family Dental Care serving Jackson, MS, our dentists place and restore implants so our patients can enjoy healthy smiles.

Dental Implants Are Increasingly Popular


Tooth loss is common and nothing to be ashamed of. More and more patients are replacing their missing teeth with dental implants. In fact, over 3 million implants were placed across the United States in 2019.  

Stable, Natural-Looking Restoration With Dental Implants

Dental implants are the most reliable option for replacing missing teeth. The implant replaces the missing tooth roots, and it's then topped with a restoration designed to look just like a real tooth. We use advanced scanning and planning technology throughout the implant process for more precise treatment and a smoother recovery.

See How Implants Work

Implants are titanium posts that replace lost tooth roots and provide maximum support for dental restorations like bridges, crowns, or dentures. The implant itself is surgically embedded into the jaw. It is then connected to an abutment which is topped by your chosen restoration. 

Schedule an Implant Dentistry Consultation

If tooth loss is affecting your health and quality of life, schedule a visit with one of our Jackson-area dentists so we can discuss implant treatment options with you in detail. 

We thrive on serving our community. Our team has nearly 100 years of combined experience in dentistry, and our primary goal is to provide patients of all ages with safe, gentle, effective dental treatments. Also, thanks to our complete sedation services, even the most nervous patients are able to remain calm and comfortable under our care.

You can request a consultation at our Flowood, MS, office by filling out our online form or calling:

(601) 936-2526

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We look forward to welcoming you to our comfortable, relaxing office.

"We have always been pleased" 5-Star Google Reviews From Jackson and Flowood


Dave Gosselin

Flowood, MS


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My family and I have been patients of Family Dental Care for over 40 years. We have always been pleased with the care we have gotten.Their work and their staff are great.

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Necee Denise

Flowood, MS


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They always know what services fit me the best everyone is nice and there isn’t a long wait

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Restorations Supported by Dental Implants

Dental Crowns

If you are missing a single tooth, it can be replaced with one dental implant and a crown. Many patients choose this procedure over a traditional dental bridge because it lasts longer and does not require modification to the adjacent teeth.

About Dental Crowns

Dental Bridges

Those who are missing multiple teeth in a row can replace them with an implant-supported dental bridge. This restoration is similar to a traditional bridge, but it is attached to implants instead of the adjacent teeth.

About Dental Bridges


Individuals with traditional dentures often complain that their prosthetic teeth slip and wobble, making eating and speaking difficult. Dental implants eliminate this problem by providing a secure base for full or partial dentures.

About Dentures


Our doctors are happy to offer treatment with the All-on-4® method. Using this approach, our doctors can attach a full denture to only four dental implants. This innovative option requires less healthy bone tissue than traditional implant treatment, making it a more accessible solution for many patients who have lost an entire arch of teeth.

About All-on-4

You Don’t Have to Live With Missing Teeth Call our Jackson dental practice to begin your smile restoration today

Just because it is common doesn't mean you have to suffer from tooth loss. A missing tooth can not only cause jawbone deterioration but also other oral health problems, such as shifting teeth and TMJ disorders. Painful TMJs can result from an unbalanced bite as you adjust to chewing and speaking with a missing tooth, leading to headaches, pain in your jaw, and uneven wear on your teeth.

Dental implants and a custom restoration can restore your oral function and health. Contact us online or call our Flowood dental practice today to start your journey to a beautifully restored smile with dental implants.


Jackson Patients Love Family Dental Care


Debra Cranfield

Flowood, MS


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They are amazing and very thorough and thoughtful. My husband has been coming for 43 years and never had a cavity. I have a lot of cavities due to pregnancy. They really try to work with you and make you top priority

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Earl Gardner

Flowood, MS


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The staff is knowledgeable, always professional and attentive to patients needs. The staff also do a great job in following up post visit to make sure you aren’t having any complications

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Join Our VIP Plan

Most insurance plans do not cover the cost of dental implants, though some cover the cost of restorations. We understand that not every patient has insurance, and not all costs are covered if you do.

We don't want financial barriers to prevent Jackson and Flowood-area patients from receiving dental care, so we proudly offer the Family Dental Care VIP Plan. This subscription-based plan covers preventative care and offers discounts on other dental treatments you may need to keep your smile beautiful and healthy. Sign up online today or give us a call to get started. 

Why We Use Titanium Implants A Proven, Premium Dental Material 

Some dentists offer ceramic implants. However, we choose to use titanium implants because this material is the industry standard for a reason. 

Titanium is ideal for the critical process known as osseointegration — the fusing of the implant into the gum and jawbone. Titanium is also very durable. A dental implant made from this material can last a lifetime. 

One selling point used to advertise ceramic implants is that they mimic the color of dental crowns. However, the implant's color is a moot point since your titanium implant should not be visible once it is topped by a restoration. 

Dental Implant Treatment Timeline

Thanks to our nearly 100 years of combined experience and our advanced technology, we can offer the best possible restorative dentistry to the Jackson area.
Thanks to our nearly 100 years of combined experience and our advanced technology, we can offer the best possible restorative dentistry to the Jackson area.

Initial Consultation

Before pursuing dental implants, patients should undergo a comprehensive exam at our Flowood, MS, practice. During this appointment, one of our dentists will evaluate the health of your natural teeth, gums, and jaw joints. We will use digital x-rays and scans to see a complete view of your facial structure and to determine your jawbone density.

Dental Implant Surgery

If our dental team determines you are a good candidate for implants, we will schedule your implant surgery. During this visit, Dr. Danny O'Keefe or Dr. Jan O'Keefe Belote will strategically place the implant in your jawbone. This step can be completed under dental sedation to provide optimal comfort during your procedure.

Healing Period

Once the implant is placed in the jawbone, it must fuse to the bone tissue through a process called "osseointegration." This step takes about four to six months, on average, though it may take longer in some cases. We may be able to provide a temporary restoration for you to wear during this time.

Abutment Placement

After the initial healing period, we will attach a small connector post – called an "abutment" – to the implant. The abutment extends just beyond the gums and provides an anchor for your new crown, bridge, or denture. A second healing period of a few weeks is usually required so the gums can heal around the abutment.

Attachment of Restoration

Once your gums are fully healed, we can attach your final restoration. After this appointment, you will walk out of our office in Flowood, MS, with a natural-looking, functional smile.

Dental Implant Candidacy Factors

Missing Teeth

Anyone who has sustained the loss of one tooth or multiple teeth can be considered for dental implants.

Jawbone Strength

Tooth loss results in jawbone atrophy. If your jawbone has weakened substantially since the loss of your teeth, it may not be strong enough to support an implant. Fortunately, we can reverse the effects of bone loss through bone grafting.

Good Overall Health

To qualify, patients must be in good overall health. Individuals with chronic medical issues, such as uncontrolled diabetes, may not be eligible.

Good Oral Health

Candidates should also be in good oral health, free from serious problems like gum disease or extensive decay. These issues can have a negative effect on healing and should be addressed prior to any implant procedure.

Tobacco Use

Smokers should consider kicking the habit for good before implant surgery, as tobacco use seriously hinders healing and increases the likelihood of implant failure.

Our Expert Dentists Will Evaluate Candidacy For You

Far too often, patients wrongly disqualify themselves from dental procedures. It can be easy to believe that you have too many missing teeth and oral health issues to ever have a functional, beautiful smile. Call (601) 936-2526 or write to our dentists so they can see if implants can rebuild your health and confidence. 

We Are Grateful to Receive Jackson's Praise


Lester Carter

Flowood, MS


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Great service! Best dental office around with very professional services.

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Thomasena Tucker

Flowood, MS


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They really make u feel very comfortable. I was very pleased. My family n I have a family dentist now. Thank you so much for making my smile beautiful again.

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Maintaining Your Dental Implants

Fortunately, a dental implant does not require much more care than a natural tooth. Here are a few recommendations from our dentistry team:

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Brush your teeth two to three times a day using a non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft-bristled brush. Clean each tooth surface thoroughly, and remember to focus on the gum line as well. Floss around your implant-supported restorations every day using floss threaders or interproximal brushes.

Keep Regular Appointments

Visit our dentistry practice for routine exams and cleanings. During these appointments, our dentists can assess the health of your dental implants and ensure they are in good condition. Our hygienists can also clean hard-to-reach areas and demonstrate proper hygiene techniques.

Be Proactive

Titanium implants can last a lifetime, but if you suspect there is a problem with a prosthetic tooth or dental implant, do not wait to address it. Contact our practice and schedule an appointment. The sooner an issue is addressed, the better. Waiting can allow the problem to worsen, and more advanced procedures may be necessary.

All Procedures Carry Some Risks But Dental Implants Have an Amazing Success Rate

As with any surgical procedure, dental implant treatment involves a certain degree of risk. Possible complications may include:

  • Nerve pain or discomfort
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Perforation of the maxillary sinus
  • Post-operative infection
  • Damage to neighboring tooth or tissues

Overall, dental implants have impressive success rates of up to 98%. The best way to minimize the risk of complications is to choose experienced dentists like those at our practice in Flowood, MS. Thanks to our nearly 100 years of combined experience and our advanced technology, we can offer the best possible restorative dentistry to patients in the greater Jackson area.

Read More 5-Star Reviews From Greater Jackson Patients


Annie Denham

Flowood, MS


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Everything was just fine. I always get the best serve and I’m satisfied with the work that you do on my mouth.

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Helen Mangum

Flowood, MS


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When I enter the building, I feel that staff care what my needs are and I will recommend them to people for their dental needs

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Dr. Danny O'Keefe

Family Dental Care

At Family Dental Care in Flowood, MS, Dr. Danny O'Keefe and his experienced team provide patients from throughout the greater Jackson area with superior general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care. Our office is equipped with modern dental technology and we offer complete sedation services to enhance patient comfort. Dr. O'Keefe is affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Mississippi Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

To schedule an appointment, please fill out our online form or call (601) 936-2526.

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"This office has the most professional dentists and dental staff. They treat you like family every time you're there. I've been a patient for over 15 years and I don't plan on leaving anytime soon." Rita O., Current Patient

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