Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants
Even a single missing tooth can cause an embarrassing gap in your smile, lead to difficulty eating, and trigger serious oral health issues.
Dental implants provided by the specialists at Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A., can restore your smile from top to bottom.
Discover why dental implants are the best method for patients in Jackson, MS, Clinton, and Ridgeland to replace missing teeth...
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are a wise investment because they are designed to last a lifetime with proper care.
Strong & Stable
Dental implants become fully fused with the jawbone, providing unparalleled stability so restorations such as dentures remain in place.
Better Bone Health
Since implants are placed in the jaw, they stimulate the bone like natural teeth do and prevent atrophy from occurring.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium posts that are designed to replace missing tooth roots. They are made with titanium because the material is biocompatible, strong, and lightweight.
Dr. Roger B. Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart of Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A., perform dental surgery to place implants through the gums and into the jawbone. Over the course of three to five months, the titanium implant fuses with the bone in a process called osseointegration. When osseointegration is complete, either our team or a general dentist can attach a crown, bridge, or denture to the implants.
Why We Recommend Dental Implants
Are You Interested in Dental Implants? Contact Us Today
Thanks to dental implants, there is now a natural-looking, fully functional solution to tooth loss. If you are missing teeth or have severely damaged teeth, schedule a consultation with the Periodontal Associates of Jackson so we can determine if dental implants are right for you.
Scheduling a consultation at our office in Jackson, MS, is easy. You can fill out our consultation request form or give us a call:
Why do patients throughout Clinton, Ridgeland, and other parts of the Jackson, MS, metropolitan area choose us for dental implant treatment?
Highly Recommended Real 5-Star Reviews
My experience here was far beyond my expectations. I always felt comfortable and was treated kindly by everyone. Dr. Parkes offers the latest technology in his field. The results he achieved for me were terrific. I look and feel so much better. I can smile with confidence. Something I haven't been able to do in years. I highly recommend Periodontal Associates of Jackson.View On Google
I have been a patient of Dr. Roger Parkes since 2001 and have always been very satisfied with his work. He is extremely capable and a perfectionist. The office help are very friendly and efficient. I highly recommend this group. Thank you for my smile.
Missing a Tooth? Don't Be Embarrassed
Dental implants can help you whether you are missing one tooth or an entire arch...
What Patients Are Saying
"I came to visit Dr. Stewart because I had implants that were poorly placed and had multiple issues with them. Dr. Stewart immediately began to work toward repairing the damage and managing my level of discomfort. His support staff is amazing, and his assistant, Kelly, is extremely knowledgeable and does an amazing job..." 5-Star Google Review by April Jones
How does implant treatment work?
Dental Implant Timeline
Unlike most general dentistry providers, our periodontists can perform your entire dental implant treatment in our Jackson, MS, office without referring you out to another doctor. If you require extractions, bone grafting, or periodontal treatment in preparation for dental implants, our doctors can provide the care you need.
The first step is your dental implant consultation. During your consultation, our doctors will examine your bite, determine your candidacy for implants, and begin planning your treatment. If you undergo traditional dental implant treatment, here is what you can expect:
Implant Placement Surgery
Before your procedure, we will numb the treatment site. We can also provide deeper sedation if desired. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Parkes or Dr. Stewart will make small incisions in your gums. Then, one of our doctors will place the titanium implants in your jawbone. They will use the images taken at your consultation to position the posts in the strongest, healthiest portions of bone. Once the implants are placed, Dr. Parkes or Dr. Stewart will close your incisions.
First Healing Period
After your implant placement surgery, a healing period of three to five months is required. During this time, the titanium implant will fuse with your jawbone tissue in a process known as osseointegration. Some patients are able to wear a temporary restoration during this period to cover the gap in their smile. At the end of the osseointegration period, the implant will be firmly embedded in your jawbone just like a natural tooth root and you will return to our Jackson, MS, office for your next procedure.
Once the titanium implants are secure in your jaw, our doctors will be able to attach abutments to the implants. Abutments are the connectors between your dental implants and your restorations. During this second procedure, we will once again provide all necessary anesthesia and sedation for your comfort. Once you are numb, Dr. Parkes or Dr. Stewart will carefully attach the abutment to the implant.
After the placement of your abutments, you will need about two weeks for your gums to heal. Finally, you will return to our office or your general dentist to receive your custom dental crown, bridge, or denture. Once your restoration is in place, you will be able to walk out of the dental office with a brand new smile.
Alternative Implant Treatments
The All-on-4® method is ideal for patients who are missing an entire arch of teeth. Instead of inserting an implant for each individual missing tooth, we can insert only four implants into the jaw and attach a custom-made denture to those implants. An additional advantage of All-on-4 is that it requires less bone density than traditional dental implant surgery.
Whenever possible, our periodontists provide qualifying patients with Teeth-in-a-Day. This approach differs from the traditional implant treatment timeline. With the Teeth-in-a-Day method, our doctors complete the implant surgery and place a restoration in the same appointment, allowing patients to come into our office with missing teeth and leave with a full smile.
"I Will Recommend Them to Anyone"
"Dr. Stewart and his staff are wonderful. They are very concerned about my oral health and took time to explain the situation. They also took care to make sure I knew what I could do between visits. I will recommend them to anyone looking for a periodontist." 5-Star Google Review by Katrina Stokes
Are dental implants worth the time?
Fully Functioning Teeth Can Change Your Life
If you have a missing tooth, imagine how dental implant treatment can improve your day-to-day life. Implant-supported restorations function just like natural teeth, so you will be able to:
- Eat all of your favorite foods without pain or worry
- Smile, speak, and laugh with confidence
- Maintain your oral health with a typical dental hygiene routine
Dental implants can truly be a life-changing decision. If you are ready to stop living in pain or embarrassment because of a missing tooth, request a consultation with our periodontists today. To make this dental treatment more accessible, we accept all insurances and financing through CareCredit®. Patients from Clinton, Ridgeland, and other parts of the Jackson, MS, metropolitan area can contact us by filling out our online form or calling (601) 956-1230.
Recovering from Dental Implant Surgery What You Should Know
Immediately after Surgery
Your dental implant surgery should take one to two hours, depending on the number and type of posts you receive. Due to the anesthesia involved, you will need to have someone available to drive you to and from our office. It is normal to experience some swelling and discomfort for the first 24 hours, but Dr. Parkes or Dr. Stewart will send you home with detailed post-operative instructions to follow to help promote quick healing. Most patients are able to return to work and full activity within a couple of days of their procedure.
For traditional dental implants, your complete recovery will take approximately three to five months in order to give the posts adequate time to fuse with your jawbone. This healing period helps create a strong foundation for your restoration. If you need to undergo a ridge augmentation or sinus lift prior to receiving implants, an additional three to four months will typically be added to your overall recovery time. During this time, it is important to get adequate rest and attend your follow-up visits so the doctor can ensure your jaw is healing correctly.
How to Achieve Optimal Results
Some tips to help optimize your healing and recovery for the first week after surgery include:
- Take medication and care for the surgical site as prescribed by the doctor
- Avoid drinking alcohol to excess or smoking throughout the entire healing period, as smoking can slow recovery and increase the risk of complications
- Follow your doctor's instructions on the types of foods to eat, since eating tough and chewy foods immediately following surgery can cause implants to shift before they have fused with the bone
- Attend follow-up appointments regularly
It is normal to experience some swelling, bruising, and soreness for the first few days after surgery. But by the third day, you should start to see and feel an improvement. If you do not see improvement or develop any signs of infection such as high fever, intense pain, uncontrollable bleeding, nausea, or vomiting, call our office right away.