Discover how dental implants could change your life - forever!
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are inserted into your jaw bone to replace a missing tooth root. The post acts as a foundation for common dental restorations including crowns, bridges, and dentures.
Here’s why implants are such a great choice:
A missing tooth or unstable dentures can cause discomfort, anxiety, and embarrassment. With dental implants, you can say goodbye to these issues! These posts integrate with your natural bone to create a stable base for your dental restoration.
At our office, we only use innovative materials that are beautiful and built to last. What’s more, our dental implants are biocompatible, cavity resistant, and can be placed with outstanding consistency and precision thanks to our CBCT scanner.
After losing a tooth, your surrounding jaw bone begins to deteriorate. Dental implants can stop this process by replacing the missing tooth’s root. This, in turn, prevents other issues such as the build-up of decay or teeth shifting.
Many dentists refer patients to other specialists for dental implants, not us! Our very own Dr. Zach Crawford…Learn more about our implant dentist… has the training and experience to place and restore dental implants.
As always everyone is so nice, professional, and makes me feel like I am the only patient in the office. Melinda and Alan have the best dental practice in the state. Thank you!
Joy H. (Actual Patients)
Placing a Dental Implant
The implant process begins with a thorough evaluation and consultation from Dr. Crawford. During this time, our Hattiesburg dentist…Learn more about our dentist… will review your dental history and capture digital x-rays of your skull and mouth. Then, he’ll assess the condition of your teeth and jaw.
With the use of our CBCT scanner, Dr. Crawford is able to render 3D imaging of your entire face – creating a more rounded view of your mouth’s structures. This allows him to plan the exact insertion points for the implants and produce more predictable outcomes.
Throughout your treatment, Dr. Crawford pays close attention to your specific needs. This helps him to custom-build your implant treatment to account for your facial features and new restoration. The implant is created by our partner lab using the data and design created by Dr. Crawford.
When the implant is ready, the placement process involves two primary steps. First, Dr. Crawford will insert the implant into your jaw bone through an incision in your gum. Second, when your implant is fused with your bone (osseointegration), the abutment can be placed. Then, impressions will be taken to design your new dental restoration so it can be placed on top of the implant.
Our dentist is experienced and accomplished at placing implants.
Dr. Zach Crawford furthered his knowledge in the area of implant dentistry. He has always been fascinated by this subject and now enjoys helping people experience the benefits. He uses his advanced training and modern techniques to place dental implants for our patients at Oak Grove Family Dentistry…Get more information on our homepage….
As a professional, his love for helping people is his primary motivation, but he also enjoys the daily challenges dentistry presents. Recognized as “the red-headed dentist,” Dr. Crawford has a fun and laid-back personality that all our patients love.
You can enjoy a new smile with a dentist who truly places your welfare and comfort above all else.