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Dental Implants

Missing teeth interfere with your appearance, chewing function, and oral health. It is important to replace them as soon as possible.

Dental implants are small titanium posts placed in the jaw. They mimic tooth roots and can be restored with crowns, bridges, or dentures.

Dr. Ramsey E. Wilson places and restores implants at our Collins, MS, dental practice for convenient, streamlined care.

Find out why dental implants are
the next best thing to natural teeth...

How Do Dental Implants Work?

In order to replace one tooth, a titanium post is placed strategically in the jawbone during a surgical procedure. An abutment is added to the implant once healing is complete, and a final restoration–in this case, a crown–is attached to completely replace a lost tooth from the root to the chewing surface.

Developing Lifelong Partnerships with our Patients

Dr. Wilson began practicing dentistry in 1986 and has many years of experience helping patients restore their missing teeth. He can refer you to some of the top oral surgeons in the Collins area to perform the implant surgery and any preparatory procedures you may need, such as a bone graft. Once you are fully healed from implant placement, you will return to our dental practice so we can create your custom restoration.
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Dixie Warren

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Dr. Wilson and his nurses are the best around. Very professional and considerate of your needs. We drive about 2hrs. to see him, he is that good.

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Achieve Better Oral Health with Dental Implants Request Your Consultation Today

Missing teeth can make daily activities like eating or speaking a challenge, and make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. If you're looking for a reliable long-term solution that you can count on for decades, dental implants may be right for you. We encourage you to request a consultation so Dr. Wilson can conduct a thorough evaluation of your mouth and recommend a treatment plan. To get started, simply fill out our online form or call our Collins dental office at:

(601) 765-4405

The Dental Implant Procedure

The total length of your implant treatment depends on several factors, including the type of implant placed, the type of implant restoration you choose, and your body's healing capacity. In most cases, dental implant treatment takes about three to six months to complete. Here are the general steps to expect during implant treatment coordinated by our dentistry practice:

Dental implant treatment takes about three to six months to complete.
Dental implant treatment takes about three to six months to complete.

Anesthesia

To begin your dental implant surgery, your oral surgeon administers local anesthesia to keep you comfortable. They may also provide additional sedation options to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.
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Incisions

Once the treatment site is completely numb, a small incision is created in the gum tissue. This allows the surgeon to prepare the jawbone for your new dental implant.
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Dental Implant Placement

Using specialized dental instruments, your oral surgeon carefully places the titanium implant into the jaw. They use scans and x-rays to find the best location.
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Healing Period

After your implant has been placed, a healing period of three to six months is usually necessary. During this time, the bone fuses to the implant.

Abutment Placement

When the dental implant has healed, a small connector piece (abutment) is attached. This connects your restoration to your implant.
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Restoration Attachment

You will return to our Collins dental office, where Dr. Wilson will design and place your restoration. Once this step is complete, you will be able to care for your dental implant-supported restoration just like a natural tooth.
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Worried about Cost? Our Collins Practice Accepts Insurance and Offers Financing

Insurance

Dental implants aren't covered by basic insurance, but the adjoining restoration such as the crown, denture, or bridge usually is. Our team works with you to help you get the most out of your benefits. We accept all insurance, including Medicaid and CHIPS.

Flexible Financing

We understand this dental solution can be a significant investment. That's why we offer financing through CareCredit, a third-party company that splits the cost into monthly payment plans, giving patients more time and flexibility to pay for the care they need.

Whether you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire dental arch, implants can help restore your smile.

Types of Implant Restorations

Your implant treatment plan will be tailored to your unique dental needs. Implants are versatile and can be restored with:
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Dental Crowns

A single dental implant and custom crown are an excellent solution for a patient who is only missing one tooth. Unlike a traditional bridge, this procedure does not require any alteration of healthy natural teeth.

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Dental Bridges

Patients who have a large gap due to two or more consecutive missing teeth may be candidates for an implant-supported bridge. These restorations are similar to their traditional counterparts, but are attached to dental implants rather than natural teeth.

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Dentures

Those who are missing most or all of their teeth can benefit from implant-supported dentures, which can be removable. They are secured to the jaw with dental implants for exceptional stability and restored function

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Fixed Full-Arch Bridge

Some patients prefer a fixed solution instead of a removable denture. In these instances, a full-arch hybrid denture can be supported by six to eight implants. This type of denture can only be removed by your dentist.

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All-on-4 Implants

If significant bone loss has occurred, patients may not be eligible for standard implant treatment. All-on-4® is an alternative method that uses strategic implant placement to maximize existing bone. A fixed full-arch restoration is supported by just four implants.

Recovery and Aftercare

Following implant surgery, patients can expect a few temporary side effects, such as bleeding, swelling, and discomfort. Fortunately, these symptoms can be mitigated by following a few recommended guidelines:

Take Medications as Directed

Dr. Wilson will provide you with prescription medications, which should be taken exactly as instructed. Patients can also take over-the-counter pain relievers as needed.

Avoid Tobacco Products

Smoking interferes with the body's healing process. In fact, smokers are far more likely to experience postoperative complications, including infection and implant failure.

Attend All Follow-Ups

Once your implant or implants have been placed, your oral surgeon will schedule you for a few follow-up visits at our Collins office. It is important to attend these appointments to ensure that you are healing appropriately.

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Linda Bohanan

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Ramsey E Wilson, DMD

Ramsey E Wilson, DMD

Dr. Ramsey E. Wilson is a leading dentist offering comprehensive, compassionate, and gentle dental care in a relaxed setting. Over the past three decades, Dr. Wilson has helped patients of all ages achieve beautiful, healthy smiles that last a lifetime. He is proud to offer affordable, accessible care: 

  • Accepts all types of dental insurance
  • Accepts Medicaid and CHIP
  • Flexible financing options through CareCredit

When you visit our office, we'll help you make the most informed, educated decisions about your treatment. To get started, request an appointment online or call our office at (601) 765-4405.

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