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Dental Implants & Implant Crowns

A couple smiles joyfully after having their dental implants restoredAre missing teeth keeping you from maintaining the level of oral health, confidence, and happiness you know you deserve? Dr. Timothy Messer of Southwind Dental Care can organize an individualized treatment plan to provide you with dental implants at his state-of-the-art Memphis office. To learn more or schedule a consultation, contact us today.

Understanding the Procedure

A dental implant is a small, yet incredibly durable titanium screw that is surgically placed in your jawbone to replace a natural tooth root and support a natural-looking crown, bridge, or set of dentures. Your first appointment at Southwind Dental Care will be a comprehensive consultation and evaluation. Our priority is addressing each of our patients' chief concerns. If you are living with an incomplete smile, tooth replacement options often come first. Guided by your goals and expectations, we will determine what is best for your oral health and the appearance of your smile, and work up a treatment plan tailored specifically to you. In hopes of eliminating any fear you may have of dental appointments, we also offer sedation options to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

Dr. Messer works with a single trusted surgeon, who will manage the placement of your dental implants. After your implants have successfully fused with your jaw bone (a process called osseointegration), you will return to Southwind Dental Care for your restoration appointment. Information gathered during this appointment will guide the creation of your custom crown or bridge.

Whether you are replacing a single tooth or all your teeth, Dr. Messer saves you time and money by simplifying the process, while utilizing cutting-edge technology.

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

As soon as you lose a tooth, the basic structure of your smile begins to change. Your remaining teeth eventually shift out of place, and the jaw will slowly begin losing bone mass beneath the gap in your smile. An implant-supported restoration can prevent these processes.

Dental implants are the most reliable, long-lasting tooth replacement option. They restore balance and preserve bone mass in your jaw, while providing a foundation for a beautiful smile. The restorative and cosmetic benefits of implants can make a tremendous difference in your quality of life.


Your consultation with Dr. Messer will determine whether dental implants are the right choice for you. Dental implants can be an excellent option for patients who have:

  • Lost one or more teeth
  • Severely broken or structurally damaged teeth
  • Extensive tooth decay
  • Adequate bone mass in the jaw

Other procedures can be included in a dental implant treatment plan in order to achieve a more comprehensive result. We may suggest you first undergo a teeth whitening treatment. Your restorations will then be color-matched to your whitened teeth, creating an overall aesthetic enhancement.

Learn More about Dental Implants

At Southwind Dental Care, we make our patients feel like family. Your comfort, health, and happiness are all equally important to us, and we look forward to establishing a lifelong relationship with you. If you think you may be a candidate for dental implants, contact Dr. Messer today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a brand new smile.

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I have been to several dentists in the Memphis Area and I have finally found THE ONE!! Dr. Messer is the best dentist I have ever been to. I have complete confidence in any procedure that he performs and I can't imagine ever going to any other dentist.

-Meredith Page B.