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 in Flowood, MS, our dentists place and restore implants so our patients can achieve healthy smiles.
Find out why so many patients choose implants over alternative treatment options...
Schedule an Implant Dentistry Consultation
If tooth loss is affecting your health and quality of life, schedule a visit with one of our Flowood, MS, 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 by filling out our online form or calling:
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See How Implants Work
Restorations Supported by Dental Implants
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dental Implant Candidacy Factors
Anyone who has sustained the loss of one tooth or multiple teeth can be considered for dental implants.
Jawbone StrengthTooth 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.
Smokers should consider kicking the habit for good before implant surgery, as tobacco use seriously hinders healing and increases the likelihood of implant failure.
How Common Is Tooth Loss?
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.
Are There Risks?
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
- Damage to a neighboring tooth or other surrounding tissues
- Post-operative infection
Overall, dental implants have impressive success rates of up to 98 percent. 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.
Maintaining Your Dental Implants
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.
If you suspect there is a problem with a prosthetic tooth or dental implant, do not wait to address the problem. Contact our practice and schedule an appointment. The sooner an issue is addressed, the better. Waiting can allow the problem to worsen, in which case, more advanced procedures may be necessary.