Dr. Jason S. Collier is our leading implant dentist serving the greater Memphis area. Dr. Collier graduated from the University Of Tennessee College Of Dentistry with a doctoral degree in dental surgery. Following his enthusiasm for teaching, Dr. Collier has instructed practitioners and students alike in surgical implant dentistry, restorative dentistry, and in the complex study of head and neck anatomy in the neuroanatomy department at the University Of Tennessee College Of Dentistry.
Throughout his entire career, Dr. Collier has intensely focused his practice and training toward dental implant surgery. As a dental surgeon, Dr. Collier is an associate fellow with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and is trained and certified in IV sedation and advanced cardiac life support, through the hospital based programs at Duquesne University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Concerned not only with flawless technique and esthetics but also superior patient care, Dr. Collier has developed an anesthesia technique to give his patients the greatest level of comfort possible. Anyone who knows Dr. Collier can attest to his avid enthusiasm for the field of implantology. This enthusiasm drives him both to excellence in treating his patients and to constant advancement through continuing education.
A missing tooth can affect the appearance of your smile and cause a number of dental health issues, including bone loss and gum recession.
Thanks to dental implants, Dr. Jason Collier can replace missing teeth using custom crowns, bridges, and dentures.
Since dental implants are anchored into the jawbone, they give the bone tissue something to support. This prevents bone atrophy around a tooth gap and along the dental arch.
A removable denture can slip out of place while eating or speaking. Dentures held in place with dental implants are stable, which eliminates the need for dental adhesives and creams.
With implants in place, you can bite, chew, and speak normally. You’ll be able to enjoy your favorite foods again, and speak without struggling to form certain words.
Custom implant restorations are designed to closely resemble the look of natural teeth. Our goal is to make the restorations appear so lifelike that no one notices you’ve undergone dental work.
Looking for dentures? Take advantage of the advances in dentistry that give today’s dentures a better fit and a more natural look.
At Southern Dental Implant Center, our expertise and technology make poor-fitting dentures a relic of the past.
Discover how our dentists serving Memphis, TN, and the Mid-South area can restore confidence with removable or implant-supported dentures.
Dental bridges are a great option for patients looking to restore one to three missing teeth.
Traditional: A traditional bridge is made up of two crowns at each end with a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) in the middle. These prosthetic teeth, also referred to as pontics, literally bridge the gap in your smile and are custom-made to match your natural teeth.
Implant-Supported: Modern advancements in restorative dentistry have now made implant-supported bridges a trusted and popular option. Instead of relying on crowns to hold the pontic teeth in place, implant bridges are self-supported with titanium posts embedded within your jaw.
At the Southern Dental Implant Center, we are dedicated to helping our patients achieve a smile that is not only beautiful but also healthy. From thorough preventive care, to the treatment of gum disease and bad breath, our dentists can help you maintain your dental health for a lifetime. Patients visit our Memphis practice for exceptional general dentistry for the entire family, including root canal treatment, periodontal (gum disease) treatment, professionals cleanings, and more.
We put a strong emphasis on preventive dental care. After all, keeping your own teeth is the best long-term dental option. And while daily brushing and flossing are excellent for maintaining healthy teeth and gums between office visits, a healthy mouth requires routine general and preventive care from your dentist. At our practice, we offer patients in the Memphis area comprehensive general dentistry and preventive dental care, including routine exams and cleanings, fluoride treatments, and more. Schedule a cleaning at our practice to help keep your smile strong, healthy, and gorgeous!
Periodontal (gum) disease is a serious medical problem that, if left untreated, can result in bone deterioration, tooth loss, and sometimes more serious health consequences. Periodontal disease starts when bacteria found in plaque irritate the gums, causing inflammation. Known as gingivitis in these early stages, the first symptoms of periodontal disease include swollen and bleeding gums. If not treated, the condition can progress, becoming a chronic bacterial infection between the teeth and gums known as periodontitis.
Dr. Paul Bland, our resident periodontist, offers effective techniques to reverse gum disease at our Memphis practice. As part of our general dentistry and preventive care program, we perform thorough gum examinations to determine whether you have periodontal disease so that it can be treated in the early stages, before it causes serious problems. If you do have advanced gum disease, we also offer treatments and restorative dentistry options that can restore health, beauty, and function to your smile.
Bad breath, also called halitosis, is more than just a source of potential embarrassment. It may also be the symptom of an underlying health problem. Although bad breath can be caused by eating pungent foods, it is frequently caused by dry mouth condition, poor oral hygiene, or periodontal (gum) disease. Fortunately, there is no need to suffer with chronic bad breath. Our general dentistry department offers effective treatments, such as anti-microbial mouthwash and specialized soft-tissue treatments, to combat bad breath and the conditions that cause it. Let us help you find the cause of your halitosis and develop an effective plan to treat and prevent it.
Root canal (endodontic) treatment is an important general dentistry procedure that can save a tooth that is too deeply infected or damaged to be treated by other means. A deep infection is one that has reached the dental pulp at the center of the tooth. This long strand of pulp reaches down into the root and supplies nerves and nutrients to the tooth. If the pulp becomes infected, it can cause a severe toothache and the only way to save the tooth is to perform root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment is performed under anesthesia to ensure your comfort, and involves drilling a small hole into the tooth so that the infected pulp can be removed. A tooth that has undergone root canal treatment becomes weakened, making it vulnerable to further damage unless protected by a restoration. At our Memphis office, we typically place a natural-looking and durable porcelain crown on a tooth after root canal treatment.
Dental implants offer patients who are missing teeth a stable, reliable, and realistic replacement option. Patients who receive dental implants can smile with confidence and eat their favorite foods without worry. More importantly, dental implants halt the bone loss associated with missing teeth and wearing removable dentures.
Almost anyone who is missing teeth is a good candidate for implant dentistry. You must have a sufficient amount of healthy bone in the jaw to support the implant. As with many types of medical procedures, certain health concerns will prohibit people from receiving dental implants. Those who are not good candidates for dental implants include cancer patients who have recently undergone radiation therapy and patients with uncontrolled diabetes. Other medical conditions generally do not limit a patient's ability to receive dental implants. Please schedule an implant dentistry consultation at our practice serving all of the mid-south area to determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.
Dental implants have historically been made from titanium, a metal that is also used for joint replacements. Since titanium is biocompatible, the jaw bone grows around the dental implant, ensuring a firm and stable foundation for a replacement tooth.
No. We would like you to keep your dentures out the day of your treatment, but afterwards you can wear your dentures as you normally would while your mouth and jaw heals.
The cost of implant dentistry at our practice serving all of Tennessee is based on several factors, including:
The patient's level of bone loss
The number and type of dental implants placed
The type of replacement tooth the patient chooses
In your consultation, Dr. Collier will review your case and discuss with you your personalized implant dentistry plan, as well as the duration and cost of your treatment.
Yes! We offer several financing options, including one-year interest-free and long-term plans. We also offer a discount for cash payment made before your implant dentistry treatment.