Dental Implant Placement Process
Patients from throughout the Memphis area visit the Southern Dental Implant Center for dental implants due to their reputation as an experienced implant clinic. Dr. Jason Collier will begin by determining whether you are a good candidate for implants. In general, you must have a sufficient amount of healthy bone in your jaw to support the implant post. If you don't have enough bone, a grafting procedure may be performed to ensure that the implant will have a strong foundation. If you are a suitable candidate for dental implants, Dr. Collier will plan your implant surgery procedure by determining the proper position of the post. He will then perform the surgical placement of the implant during a simple, in-office procedure.
In most cases, there will be a four-to-six-month healing period after the implant has been placed before the artificial tooth can be attached to the post. However, in some cases, our doctor can provide patients with same visit teeth, also known as immediate dental implants.