A missing tooth can affect the appearance of your smile and cause a number of dental health issues, including bone loss and gum recession.
Thanks to dental implants, Dr. Jason Collier can replace missing teeth using custom crowns, bridges, and dentures.
Learn why people in the Memphis and Mid-South area trust the team at Southern Dental Implant Center in Cordova, TN.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically anchored into the jawbone. Made of titanium and other biocompatible materials, the implants fuse with the jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. Once the implants have merged with the jawbone, they can support a custom restoration designed to resemble a person's natural teeth.
Dr. Collier tailors each treatment to the patient's needs. He can use implant-supported crowns for single-tooth replacement, implant-supported bridges for gaps caused by a few missing teeth, and implant-supported dentures to treat widespread or complete tooth loss.
Why Dental Implants May Be Right for You Dr. Collier and Several Patients Discuss Implants
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Prevents Bone LossSince dental implants are anchored into the jawbone, they give the bone tissue something to support. This prevents bone atrophy around a tooth gap and along the dental arch.
Stability without Denture Adhesives or CreamsA removable denture can slip out of place while eating or speaking. Dentures held in place with dental implants are stable, which eliminates the need for dental adhesives and creams.
Improved Dental Health and FunctionWith implants in place, you can bite, chew, and speak normally. You'll be able to enjoy your favorite foods again, and speak without struggling to form certain words.
Excellent AestheticsCustom implant restorations are designed to closely resemble the look of natural teeth. Our goal is to make the restorations appear so lifelike that no one notices you've undergone dental work.
Are You Missing a Tooth or Multiple Teeth? Find Out If You're a Candidate for Dental Implants
If you've lost a tooth, Dr. Collier can determine if dental implants are the right option for your needs and answer your questions about the process. An associate fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry with more than 20 years in dental practice, Dr. Collier brings a wealth of knowledge to every patient's case.
In addition to implants, Southern Dental Implant Center offers additional dental procedures that can enhance your smile. This is part of our comprehensive approach to dentistry, focusing on oral health as well as dental aesthetics.
For more information about implants and their many health benefits, contact our practice online. You can also reach our Cordova, TN, dental office by phone.
Speak with an Experienced Dentist
Read About People's Experiences with Our Team Satisfied Patients from Memphis and the Mid-South Area
I am so pleased with my implants. Dr. Collier is excellent and has great bedside manner. His staff and his assistants are awesome. He wanted everything to be perfect even if that meant having an extra visit. I was very impressed with his credentials when I was doing my research for an implant specialist and I’m glad that I chose Southern Dental Implant Center.View On Google
I had a great experience at Southern Dental. I was able to get my implant done in one day. The second day I had a flipper made so I wouldn't be seen with a hole in my mouth. All the staff were very courteous and helpful. Office was easy to find, good parking, nice big sign out front, and very comfortable. I highly recommend this dental center if you need an implant.View On Google
Is Getting Implants Painful?
How We Ensure Patient Comfort
No, it's not painful. To keep you comfortable and relaxed during implant placement, we use sedation dentistry.
Our dentists are certified to provide IV and oral conscious sedation. You can remain conscious during your procedure, but be in a relaxed state that you should not feel any pain.
Dramatic Results Are Possible How Dental Implants Can Change Your Smile
The Dental Implant Procedure Let's Take You Through the Process
Our office uses the most advanced technology and offers sedation for a pain-free experience.
Are Dental Implants Right for Me? We Can Help You Find Out
Dr. Collier has helped countless people in the Memphis and the Mid-South area overcome tooth loss. The team at our Cordova, TN, practice can answer your questions about implants. Contact us online or reach out to us by phone to book a free consultation.
A Patient's Experience In Their Own Words
"Always an enjoyable experience! Very professional & attentive. Would recommend Dr Collier and his team to any one!" Elizabeth Hansen
What Are Dental Implants Made Of? Implant Materials and Why They Matter
To ensure osseointegration occurs, implant materials are biocompatible. That simply means the material will not be rejected by your body's living tissue.
For many years, titanium has been the go-to material for dental implants. In fact, scientists learned that titanium was biocompatible by accident. During the 1960s, Dr. Per-Ingvar Brånemark (the father of modern dental implantology) learned that titanium can fuse with bone during a microscopy study involving rabbits.
Materials have come a long way in recent decades. In addition to titanium, it's possible to get dental implants made of zirconia. Zirconia dental implants are completely white, which can improve the appearance of your smile. They are also metal-free, which is ideal for people with metal allergies or sensitivities.
Southern Dental Implant Center uses state-of-the-art CT scanning technology. This equipment allows us to create detailed 3D images of a patient's mouth. Our technology not only helps with implant placement and treatment planning–it can also increase the chances of long-term implant success.
Enhance the Health and Appearance of Your Smile Another Dramatic Transformation with Implants
No Need to Wait Months
For qualified patients who want a restored smile without the wait, Southern Dental Implant Center also offers same-day teeth. An immediate dental implant with same-visit teeth can eliminate the months-long osseointegration period required for traditional implants.
The Revolutionary All-on-4 Method
Stable Dentures on Just Four Implants
Using the All-on-4® technique, Dr. Collier can secure a full-arch, implant-supported denture using only four dental implants. This treatment makes the most of current bone mass. All-on-4 can help patients who have suffered bone loss receive implants without the need for bone grafting or other preparatory procedures.
Making a Difference Reviews from the Memphis and the Mid-South Area
Excellent service. Everyone at Southern Implant was very kind and professional. Thank you to Dr. Collier for the easy operation and for inserting my implant.View On Google
Very efficient and professional. Was taken in at my designated appointment time and services were provided efficiently and professionally. Would recommend Southern Dental Implant Center to others.View On Google
Do You Have a Question About Implants We Didn't Answer Here?
We have a page dedicated to frequently asked questions. If you need more information about dental implants, we encourage you to contact our practice for more information.