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Dental Crowns & Implants

At Southwind Dental Care, we believe that every one of our patients deserves a smile that makes them feel confident. Smiling, laughing, and speaking candidly can come naturally with a gorgeous grin. If broken, damaged, decaying, or missing teeth are making you hesitate to express yourself, Dr. Timothy Messer can restore your smile with dental crowns and implant crowns from the comfort of his Memphis office. To schedule a consultation, contact us today.

Understanding the Procedure

Restoring your teeth with dental crowns has never been easier than with the advanced technique and technology employed by Dr. Messer. During your initial consultation at Southwind Dental Care, a comprehensive examination and a discussion of your goals and expectations will guide us in creating a treatment plan that can meet your needs.

Your existing tooth will need to be specially prepared to support your dental crown. All damaged or decaying tooth material will be removed, along with enough enamel to make room for the crown. At this point, Dr. Messer will make an impression of your bite and send the mold to our trusted dental laboratory, where your crowns will be fabricated.

Once the restorations have been sent back to our office, we can conduct the final treatment appointment. After ensuring the color, shape, and fit of your dental crowns is perfect for your smile, Dr. Messer will thoroughly clean your prepared tooth and lightly buff its surface to optimize the bond. Your crowns will be affixed using dental cement and after a few minutes under an accelerated hardening light, your new smile will be complete.

The Benefits

Damaged teeth can cause a number of problems for your oral health. Difficult and uncomfortable to clean, cracks and breaks in your teeth can harbor disease- and decay-causing bacteria. If left untreated, a broken smile can lead to gum disease and even tooth loss. Dental crowns can restore the form, function, and aesthetics of your smile in just a few appointments. The benefits of dental crowns include:

  • A whiter smile
  • Straighter, more evenly spaced teeth
  • Improved ability to chew, eat, and speak
  • Increased self-confidence

Years of neglect or a traumatic injury can leave your smile broken and painful. The Southwind Dental Care team shows great empathy and compassion for our patients and we want to take the time to identify with your story. Listening to you and working together to understand your needs will alleviate any fear you may have.

We offer oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide for patients suffering from dental phobia. We work hard to create a relaxing environment in our office and provide headphones and movies as a part of our "comfort menu." In doing so, we hope to create the most relaxing, stress-free experience for you.

Learn More about Dental Crowns

Are you ready to remake your smile, rejuvenate your oral health, and boost your confidence? Your weak or damaged teeth can be restored by one of Tennessee's most trusted dentists: Dr. Timothy Messer. Contact Southwind Dental Care today to learn more about our services or make an appointment.

Dental Implants

Are 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.

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 multiple trusted surgeon's in Memphis, 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.