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Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

Dental implants are widely considered to be the finest option for replacing missing teeth. Implants are the only treatment that will actually replace the missing tooth's roots. Once the implants have been allowed to heal and integrate with your jaw bone, the restorations can provide a secure base for a permanent crown, bridge, or denture. At Elite Dental Care, we provide expert dental implant treatment from placement to restoration. Dr. Clint Buchanan has taken extensive courses in this treatment, and Dr. Mark Harper has completed master-level training. You can undergo your treatment at one of our three convenient offices in Jackson, Trenton, and Germantown, TN.

An illustration of a dental implant and its attached crown
Our team can provide every stage of dental implant treatment for your convenience.

Determining Your Candidacy

All candidates must have a minimum amount of healthy bone tissue to support the implants and their attached restorations. Dr. Buchanan or Dr. Harper will carefully examine your jaw using x-rays and 3-D cone beam scans. If you have suffered significant bone recession, your doctor may recommend a bone graft or sinus lift to improve the structure to support your implants.

What to Expect during Treatment

Before your implant surgery, your doctor will use a local anesthetic to numb your gums and jawbone. We can also provide oral conscious sedation to help you relax throughout the procedure. To begin, your dentist will create tiny incisions in your gums, allowing access to the underlying bone. After placing the implants in your jaw, he will close up the incisions with small, dissolvable sutures.

At Elite Dental Care, we offer personalized care for your comprehensive dental implant treatment.

You will need to wait four to six months for your jaw to heal. When recovery is complete and the implants have fully integrated with the jawbone, your doctor will attach your permanent dental crown, bridge, or denture. We proudly use natural-looking materials for our restorations, including porcelain, zirconia, and IPS e.max®, and will match the color to your surrounding teeth.

Implants are embedded in the jaw, where the posts actually fuse with the surrounding bone.

Types of Dental Implants

At Elite Dental Care, we offer personalized care for your comprehensive dental implant treatment. To meet your individual needs, we offer several implant options. Typically, we use products made by Nobel Biocare®, widely considered the world’s leading manufacturer of dental implants. You may qualify for different types of implants, including:

  • Traditional dental implants: If you are going to receive an implant-supported crown or bridge, and you have sufficient jawbone volume, you may qualify for traditional implants.
  • Mini dental implants: Mini implants have a much smaller diameter when compared to traditional implants. If you have suffered jaw recession, they can sometimes eliminate the need for bone grafting.
  • All-on-4®: Our dentists will often use the All-on-4® method to secure permanent dentures immediately after surgery. With this technique, they will place four posts at a slight angle.
  • TeethXpress®: TeethXpress® can provide stability for a full denture in as little as one appointment. For this treatment, your dentist will place four to six implant posts.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

No matter what type of implants you receive, they will offer numerous benefits. The most apparent advantage is that implant-supported restorations are incredibly secure. Because the implants will replace your dental roots, your new teeth will never slip or move out of place. You can eat all of your favorite foods, smile freely, and speak with confidence.

In addition, implant-supported restorations do not require metal clips or plastic bases, and will look more natural than other, removable restorations. Finally, like a tooth's roots, implants send regenerative signals to your jawbone, which can prevent bone recession, an aged appearance, and further tooth loss.

Rebuild Your Smile

If you are missing teeth, dental implants can improve your oral health as well as the appearance of your smile. Learn more about our comprehensive implant treatment options by contacting our office online or calling one of our three convenient locations to schedule an appointment. 

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We have 3 locations in the greater Jackson area

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I was really impressed! They were super nice, professional and very informative with each step of the process. They have a desire to go above and beyond.

Casey H.

Germantown Office

9064 Corporate Gardens Drive
Germantown, TN 38138

Open Today 8:00am - 5:00pm

Jackson Office

47 N Star Dr
Jackson, TN 38305

Open Today 9:00am - 6:00pm

Trenton Office

2066 US Highway 45 Bypass
Trenton, TN 38382

Open Today 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Germantown Office

(901) 751-3776

Jackson Office

(731) 664-9556

Trenton Office

(731) 855-1053
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