Dental Implants

Implant Teeth in Brandon MS

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for the replacement of teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Patients who have lost teeth regain the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that their teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Dental implants are small titanium screws that are placed in to the jaw bone where teeth are missing. The bone grows around the titanium, creating a strong, stable foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure while at the same time helping prevent bone deterioration which occurs naturally when teeth are missing.

Dental implants are changing the way people live!! With implants, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.

Are You Ready to Reclaim Confidence in Your Smile?

Evaluation for Dental Implants

If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either Dr. Daniel Carney and Dr. Tim Carney, or by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon referred by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.

Dental Implant Procedure

Dental implants are titanium screws, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jaw bone.  Once osseointegration, or bone growth around the implant, has occurred, the implants are uncovered and healing collars are placed on the implants.  The healing collars are worn for approximately 2 weeks to ensure that the gums heal properly in relation to the shape and contour of your future crown.  Small abutments are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These abutments provide a stable foundation for the crown.  

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, dental implants are placed within your jaw bone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, allowing bone to osseointegrate, or grow, around the implant.  You should be able to wear temporary dentures or some sort of prosthesis and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist begins planning and  designing  the final crown, bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and esthetics.

After the dental implant has osseointegrated in to the jaw bone and is stable, the second phase begins. The implant(s) will be uncovered and small healing collar(s) are attached.  The healing collars are similar in shape to your crown which allows your gums to heal in the proper form and contour to your crown.   Drs. Daniel Carney or Tim Carney can then start working with the lab to make your new teeth.  An impression must be taken. Then abutments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then custom made to fit on to the abutment. The entire procedure usually takes six to nine months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.  If you are patient with the process,  you will be pleased with the result!!

Call Carney Family Dentistry Phone Number 601-992-3351 with any questions or to make an appointment with Carney Family Dentistry.