Dental Implants

Are you tired of hiding your smile or missing out on your favorite meals because of tooth loss? If so, dental implants in Collierville may be the solution for you. Dental implants are permanent tooth root replacements that allow you to chew, smile, laugh, and speak with more confidence and comfort than ever before. 

Hayes Dentistry provides aesthetic, functional, and durable dental implants to patients who want to replace their missing teeth. We craft our restorations with the highest quality materials and your specific needs and goals in mind. We design each restoration to seamlessly match your smile and complement your skin tone, eye color, and facial features so you can look and feel your best. 

What Are Dental Implants?

According to studies, about 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and nearly 40 million Americans live with complete tooth loss. Also, as we age, the more likely we are to lose our natural teeth. Fortunately, there is a permanent solution that can revive and restore your smile to its former glory!

Your dentist can replace missing teeth with a dental implant procedure. Dental implants can effectively restore tooth function, plus they look natural.

The dental implant consists of a metal abutment anchored to the jawbone, which forms the "root" beneath the gum surface. We then create a dental crown to match adjacent teeth, and we securely attached the crown to the metal post.

After a brief healing process where the bone adjusts and tightens around the implant, the procedure results in a strong, functional, and visually appealing tooth structure. We use dental implants to restore a single tooth or with bridges to reestablish several teeth.

The Dental Implant Process

Both Dr. Hayes and Dr. Jordan are experienced and skilled in placing dental implants in Collierville, TN. However, before you get the procedure, there are some steps we must complete. 

#1 The Consultation

First, your dentist reviews your complete medical and dental histories and medications. Doing so allows him to gather pertinent information about your specific case so he can make an informed, professional decision on your ability to complete the treatment safely. 

If your dentist approves your candidacy, we will take impressions of your smile to determine the number of implants needed and best placement for them. We will also promptly schedule your dental implant procedure for a day and time convenient for you. 

#2 The Procedure 

On the day of the procedure, the dentist and our team will gently anesthetize your mouth and carefully administer any sedatives needed or preferred, like nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or conscious oral sedation. If you have conscious oral sedation, you will need a responsible and trusted family member or friend to drive you home after your appointment. 

During the procedure, your dentist carefully places the implant in the jaw. The titanium implant is biocompatible, meaning it's readily accepted by the body. Over the next few weeks, the jaw bone and implant naturally merge through a process known as "osseointegration." This fusing together of bone to implant ensures that your restored smile remains stable and secure for many years to come. 

#3 The Healing Process 

Once the procedure is complete, you will need to heal for several weeks. During this time, we will send an order to our trusted lab partner to fabricate your crowns. In the meantime, we will give you temporary crowns to wear so you can still eat, speak, and smile with ease.

#4 Enjoying Your New Smile

When your permanent crowns are ready for placement, your dentist will secure them to the dental implant. Now, you can enjoy your new and improved smile! You can eat your favorite cuisine, laugh, speak, and smile with comfort, ease, and a newfound confidence.   

Benefits of Dental Implants

There are numerous benefits to having dental implants, such as:

  • Look, feel, and function of natural teeth
  • Customized to fit your mouth’s specific shape
  • Comfortable and no slippage or shifting like with dentures
  • Promotes jaw bone health and growth
  • Supports facial muscles and energize your appearance
  • Boosts your self-confidence
  • Enhances the appearance of your smile
  • Easy to maintain and clean
  • Durable and long-lasting, if well cared for

Whether you are missing just one tooth or several teeth, our team at Hayes Dentistry can provide you with options that deliver reliable and ideal results. 

Contact Your Implant Dentist Today 

Are you tired of the burden of tooth loss or a gapped smile? Then perhaps it's time to reclaim your oral health and your self-esteem with dental implants! 

Our dental team enjoys helping patients realize their best smiles and offer them a pain-free and permanent solution to tooth loss. To learn more about dental implants or schedule your consultation, please feel free to call us today at (901) 850-0700

We look forward to seeing you smile!