Dental Implants

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.

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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.

Why Dental Implants May Be Right for You Dr. Collier and Several Patients Discuss Implants

Countless people in various stages of their lives have benefited from getting dental implants. These artificial tooth roots can support crowns for singe-tooth replacement, bridges for multiple missing teeth, and a set of dentures for full-arch replacement. During a free consultation at our practice in Cordova, TN, our team will assess your candidacy for implants and develop a custom treatment plan that's right for you.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Prevents Bone Loss

Since 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 Creams

A 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 Function

With 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 Aesthetics

Custom 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.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots that are surgically placed in the jawbone. Once the implants have fused with the jaw tissue, they provide dentures, crowns, and bridges with virtually the same level of stability as natural teeth. That means you can eat any foods you like, speak clearly, and smile with pride, knowing that your replacement teeth will not shift out of place.

Why people in Memphis and the Mid-South choose
Dr. Collier to place and restore their dental implants:

Quality Care
From Start to Finish

We do not compromise when it comes to quality, which is why we take care of every step of this procedure — from planning to creating and placing replacement teeth — in-house. Dr. Collier and his team are proud to say that the crowns, bridges, and dentures they provide have never fractured.

Exceptional Skill
& Techniques

Dr. Collier believes that a dentist's education doesn't end after he earns his DDS. That's why he undergoes many hours of continuing education to make certain that he is delivering the absolute best care to every patient; in fact, he won an ACE Award for having clocked more continuing education hours than any other doctor in Tennessee.


As Dr. Collier's patient, undergoing life-changing dental work doesn't have to be painful. His practice provides intravenous (IV) sedation to help Memphis patients remain calm and comfortable during treatment. Using this method, the level of sedation can be instantly adjusted to ensure your absolute comfort at all times.

Read About People's Experiences With Our Team Satisfied Patients From Memphis and the Mid-South Area


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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.

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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.

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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 dentist serving Memphis and the Mid-South area is 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

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After dental implants
This case is a great example of what we can achieve at our Cordova office serving Memphis. The patient had a multitude of oral health issues that affected his health and appearance. Thanks to a combination of bone grafts, implants, crowns, and veneers, we helped him feel much better about his smile. After his treatment, he felt much more confident and even got promoted at work. We should note that his full treatment is on pause momentarily, so these dramatic before and after results chronicle just part of his oral health journey.

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.
Our office uses the most advanced technology and offers sedation for a pain-free experience.

Free Initial Consultation

During a free initial consultation in Cordova, Dr. Collier will determine the extent of your tooth loss and discuss your dental health goals. He can review all of the risks and benefits of getting dental implants, and even go over possible dental implant alternatives. We want you to make an informed and confident decision about your treatment options.

Implant Placement

During the first oral surgery, dental implants are placed in the jaw. Your doctor will precisely place each post so that it heals properly and provides optimal support to the finished crown, bridge, or denture.


The first healing period in the dental implant process will take about three to six months. During this time, the jawbone and implant fuse together. The procedure can move forward only when this process is complete.

Placing the Abutment

A second oral surgery is needed to place an abutment on the top of each post. The abutment is what connects the implant to the finished restoration. Your doctor will make an incision in the gum tissue to expose the implant and secure the abutment.

Second Healing Period

The second healing period is much shorter since it only requires the gums to heal. Full recovery only takes a few weeks. Once healing is complete, the abutment remains accessible above the gumline, ready for your dentist to attach your restoration.

Making Your Dental Prosthesis

The crown, bridge, or denture is custom fabricated by our partners at an off-site dental lab. They ensure the appliance matches the appearance and strength of your natural teeth.

Placing the Implant Restoration

The final step of the process is placing the finished crown, bridge, or denture. Dr. Collier can make final adjustments as needed for proper comfort and fit. Once your restoration is ready, your dentist will secure it to the abutment.

Are Dental Implants Right for Me? We Can Help You Find Out

Dr. Collier has helped countless people in the Memphis and 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

Biocompatible Materials

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.

Dental implant technology

Advanced Technology


Southern Dental Implant Center serving Memphis 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

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After dental implants
Here's another example of the high-quality care we provide to our patients in Memphis, TN. Notice the tooth gaps in multiple places, as well as general issues with the appearance of this patient's smile. Dental implants helped fill in the prominent gaps between this patient's teeth. To address the other aesthetic flaws, we used a combination of veneers and crowns. We restored the appearance of this patient's smile while enhancing their oral health and overall function.

Are you interested in experiencing results like these for yourself? Let's talk about it! To get started, complete our electronic consultation request form or give us a call:

Same-Day Implants

Dr. Collier consulting with an implant patient

No Need to Wait Months

For qualified patients who want a restored smile without the wait, Southern Dental Implant Center serving Memphis 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.

All-on-4 implants, denture and jaw

Making a Difference in Cordova Reviews From Memphis and the Mid-South Area


Gharib Khan


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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.

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Jeff Allison


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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.

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What Does Implant Treatment Cost?

There are numerous factors that will influence the cost of your treatment, including the number of implants you need and whether your jawbone requires bone grafting prior to surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Collier in Cordova, he will patiently explain the scope of treatment you will require and provide an estimated cost.

It's important to understand that while basic dental insurance contributes to the cost of crowns, bridges, dentures, and some preparatory work, it does not cover dental implants. Because we believe in making this life-changing solution accessible to Memphis patients who can benefit from it, we work with CareCredit®, one of the largest and most popular medical lenders. 

By financing your dental implant treatment through CareCredit, you can pay your out-of-pocket expenses in affordable monthly installments. Depending on your credit score, you can expect your interest rate to be low; in fact, you may qualify for an interest-free loan. Our office staff is glad to work with you to explore this option and determine if it's the best way to help you budget for a new smile supported by dental implants.


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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.

Dr. Collier can determine if dental implants are the right option for your needs and answer your questions about the process. With more than 20 years in dental practice, Dr. Collier brings a wealth of knowledge to every patient's case.
The team at ​Southern Dental Implant Center

​Southern Dental Implant Center

Dr. Jason Collier, our board-certified dentist at ​Southern Dental Implant Center, provides patients in Memphis and the Mid-South area with state-of-the-art dental care using advanced technology. Our doctors are affiliated with many prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • Christian Medical & Dental Associations
  • Memphis Dental Society

To learn more about our practice or to schedule an appointment at our Cordova, TN, dental office, contact us online or call (901) 756-0078.

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I have been a patient of Dr. Jason Collier's for many years and have always been treated with the utmost respect and professionalism. His staff is the friendliest dental staff I have ever encountered and I highly recommend this office for any dental needs! Kathleen M.

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