Implant Dentistry


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.

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WEBVTT 00:00:06.280 --> 00:00:09.060 Typically a dental implant is used to 00:00:09.090 --> 00:00:13.460 replace a tooth or teeth that have been lost for whatever reason. 00:00:13.490 --> 00:00:17.500 They're typically titanium, but there are other kinds now. 00:00:17.530 --> 00:00:22.460 They've become very predictable and they've become a great option for patients 00:00:22.490 --> 00:00:25.460 to get a tooth back that they might have lost. 00:00:25.490 --> 00:00:28.380 We do place them here in the office and 00:00:28.400 --> 00:00:31.580 they don't have to go somewhere else to get that service. 00:00:31.600 --> 00:00:35.660 If we determine that a patient's a candidate for a dental implant, typically 00:00:35.680 --> 00:00:40.660 we start off with a digital scan to get some models of the patient. 00:00:40.680 --> 00:00:43.060 That allows us to design, typically, a 00:00:43.090 --> 00:00:46.540 surgical guide for the surgery f or the implant placement. 00:00:46.570 --> 00:00:49.540 We will also use our CT scan. 00:00:49.570 --> 00:00:51.940 We'll get a cone beam CT of the patient 00:00:51.970 --> 00:00:56.980 that gives us a 3D image of their jaw so that we can plan the surgery. 00:00:57.010 --> 00:01:00.140 This is how implants have become very predictable. 00:01:00.170 --> 00:01:04.770 Typically there is a healing time, depending on the site, 00:01:04.800 --> 00:01:11.100 anywhere from 3-6 months for the implant to heal. Once the implant has healed, 00:01:11.130 --> 00:01:15.460 then we place the crown on the implant and it is fully restored. 00:01:15.490 --> 00:01:17.930 When a patient chooses to have a dental 00:01:17.960 --> 00:01:23.260 implant to replace a tooth, we do consider that beneficial over other tooth 00:01:23.290 --> 00:01:27.540 replacement options, such as a bridge or a removable partial denture. 00:01:27.570 --> 00:01:30.850 If you're replacing one tooth, it's one implant, one crown. 00:01:30.880 --> 00:01:33.420 You don't have to involve the teeth next to it. 00:01:33.450 --> 00:01:35.780 After that is done and healed, the 00:01:35.810 --> 00:01:38.620 patients are very relieved to have their teeth back. 00:01:38.650 --> 00:01:40.700 They've usually regained some chewing 00:01:40.730 --> 00:01:48.100 capabilities, they can smile better, and overall, just happy to have a very stable, 00:01:48.130 --> 00:01:51.760 predictable tooth replacement option there.

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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