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Dental Implants

Living with a missing tooth or teeth can be embarrassing and painful. Not only that, but traditional solutions have substantial drawbacks.

Implants are a better option than traditional dentures or bridges because they replace the roots of missing teeth and last for decades.

Learn more about the dental implant options provided by Dr. Todd Fincher at his offices in Greenwood and Columbus, MS...

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Dental Implants Are the Best Choice for Replacing Natural Teeth

Unparalleled Durability

Dental implants are built to last a lifetime, and, with proper dental care, they can. Although the crowns, bridges, or dentures attached to the abutments will eventually need to be replaced, dental implants themselves have shown impressive long-term success rates and may never need to be replaced.

Jawbone Support

Other restorative treatments, such as traditional crowns, bridges, or dentures, do not prevent the jawbone recession that results from tooth loss. Dental implants act like tooth roots and send regenerative signals to your bone tissue each time you chew, keeping it strong and healthy.

Improved Confidence

If you previously covered your mouth out of embarrassment over a missing tooth or damaged missing teeth, implants can truly change your life. Replacing missing natural teeth can restore balance to your smile, rejuvenate your facial features, and help you feel more confident in your social and professional relationships.

Why ​Choose Us?

Dr. Fincher uses advanced imaging tools to create detailed treatment plans and reduce the amount of time you spend in surgery. Together with his nurse anesthesiologist, he can also perform intravenous (IV) conscious sedation to minimize discomfort and expedite your recovery. Dr. Fincher can perform the dental implant surgery and attach restorations to the implants at his offices in Greenwood and Columbus, MS, serving Greenville and surrounding areas, so that you receive treatment with the same dentist from start to finish.

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Donna C.

August 2019

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My husband got two implants and a plate from Dr. Fincher. He was so kind and considerate and his work is impeccable! It was not nearly as big a deal as we had been told by other people that had the same procedure by another dentist. My husband had very little pain and can eat anything he want now. His teeth look great and he said they feel great! It was a life changer for him. I would highly recommend Dr. Fincher!

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Susan G.

October 2015

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Dr. Fincher and his staff are wonderful. I am terrified of going to the dentist; my fear is worse than a phobia. I heard an ad for Dr. Fincher and decided to try one more time. I am so glad I did...

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What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are biocompatible, titanium screws that are placed into your jawbone during oral surgery. They serve as artificial tooth roots and support custom crowns, bridges, or dentures while also providing regenerative signals to the jaw. Dr. Fincher offers numerous implant options to restore anything from a single tooth to full arches. With proper care, good oral hygiene, and frequent visits to the dentist, most patients can enjoy the benefits of dental implants for a lifetime.

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By leaving missing teeth untreated, you increase your risk of dental health issues, shifting teeth, and jawbone degeneration. Dental implants can help you maintain a healthy smile and youthful facial features for years to come.

Start your reconstructive treatment by calling our Greenwood location at (662) 453-1708, contacting our Columbus office at (662) 328-1825, or submitting an online contact form. We proudly serve Greenville and surrounding communities.

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Are You a Good Candidate?

Most patients can qualify for dental implants as long as they meet certain criteria.

Sufficient Jawbone Density

After tooth loss, the jawbone naturally begins to recede around the location of the missing tooth. Although bone loss previously prevented many patients from getting dental implants, Dr. Fincher offers bone grafting and sinus lifts to restore your candidacy. These two treatments are designed to add volume and density to areas where bone loss has occurred, giving implants a stable, secure foundation. For patients who want to forego bone augmentation but need to replace a full arch of missing teeth, we also offer All-on-4 treatment.

Healthy Lifestyle

You must be healthy enough to undergo surgery. Be sure to discuss your entire health history with Dr. Fincher. Smokers should be aware that smoking has been linked to an increased risk of surgical complications and implant failure. Therefore, you should maintain a healthy lifestyle and refrain from tobacco use if you are considering implants.

Good Oral Health

Before undergoing any dental surgery, you should be in good oral health. Dr. Fincher can treat gum disease and cavities to give your smile a healthy start before surgery.

But I'm Afraid of Dental Surgery...

If you need dental implants but you're afraid of undergoing dental surgery, Dr. Fincher is the right dentist for you. Together with a nurse anesthesiologist, Dr. Fincher offers a unique sedation option using Propofol, a particularly effective type of sedation

Technology Makes Our Treatment Even More Precise & Comfortable

At his offices in Greenwood and Columbus, Dr. Fincher utilizes advanced technology to plan and perform your dental implant procedure. He may incorporate computed tomography (CT) imaging on a GALILEOS® Comfort Plus cone beam scanner to assess the quality of the bone tissue and prepare for surgery. Dr. Fincher also uses the Sirona SICAT surgical guide to precisely place implants in an optimal location. Additionally, Dr. Fincher exclusively uses Nobel Biocare® products and can place and restore All-on-4 implants in a single appointment.

Types of Dental Implants

Because every patient is different, we offer a number of different types of dental implants to help you overcome tooth loss, including:

What to Expect during Treatment

A typical healing period lasts between four to six months.
A typical healing period lasts between four to six months.

Before Surgery

Before dental implant surgery, you will have a dental consultation with Dr. Fincher. During this visit, he will examine your jaw to determine whether you have enough bone to support dental implants. If not, we can perform a bone graft or sinus lift at our offices or coordinate with a local oral surgeon. If you do not require any preparatory procedures, we can schedule your implant surgery.

Placing the Implants

On the day of your surgery, the doctor will create a minor incision in your gums in order to place the implants. With the help of a 3-D surgical guide, he can reduce the size of the incision to expedite your treatment time, shorten your recovery, and minimize your risk of complications. In some cases, a temporary restoration may be placed at this time.

Recovery Period

After your procedure, it is important to follow your dentist's instructions and practice good oral care. It is normal to experience some swelling, bleeding, and discomfort for a few days after any dental surgery. These symptoms can typically be treated with ice packs and over-the-counter pain medication. 

A soft food diet will be recommended for the first few days after surgery. You should be able to resume typical, non-strenuous activity at this time and most patients return to work within one to two days.

Final Restoration

Over the course of the next four to six months, the titanium implants will fuse with your jawbone. After the implants have fused, an abutment will be attached to the implant. After a second, shorter healing period, the dentist can attach your custom permanent restoration to the abutment.

Long-Term Maintenance

To ensure your implant lasts as long as possible, it is important to:

  • Practice good oral hygiene: Make sure you are brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day. 
  • Visit a dentist regularly: You should schedule an appointment with Dr. Fincher or another dentist about every six months to ensure your implant is being properly maintained.
  • Beware of infection: In rare cases, implants can become infected. If you suspect you have an infection, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Fincher as soon as possible. 

Understanding Risks

Dental implant surgery has a very high success rate, but any surgical procedure involves some degree of risk. Possible complications resulting from dental implant surgery include infection, implant failure (the post fails to fuse with the surrounding bone), or damaged nerves or membranes. To minimize your risk of developing these issues, it is important to choose an experienced and reputable dentist.

"By Far the Gentlest Dentist..."

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Morgan H.

September 2019

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I recently had a tooth implant placed by Dr. Fincher at his office in Columbus MS. Dr. Fincher is extremely knowledgeable and has a great bedside manner. He is by far the gentlest dentist I have every been to and ensures your comfort throughout the entire procedure as well as once you leave the office...

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Freda H.

September 2019

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Dr. Fincher has been my dentist since 1989.  I am very pleased with his work. He is honest and compassionate. Before any procedures are performed, he explains  every detail step by step.  He is willing to answer any question and will give you the best possible answer.  Dr. Fincher cares about your needs.  He has a very mild tone and I have never heard otherwise.  I am proud to say that Dr. Fincher is my dentist.  Also he has a very friendly staff.

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How Much Does Treatment Cost?

Typically, the cost of treatment is between $1,500 and $2,000 per implant. While most dental insurance plans do not cover implant surgery, Dr. Fincher and his team of dental professionals are committed to making the procedure affordable for all patients. Dr. Fincher accepts CareCredit® financing to help patients afford treatment. Our friendly team can provide more information on financing options during your visit. 

Dr. Todd Fincher DDS

Dr. Fincher and his team of compassionate professionals care about your unique oral health needs. We strive to deliver an experience that surpasses your expectations. Our specialties include:

Call Dr. Fincher and his team in Greenwood, MS, at (662) 595-4300 or contact us online to setup an appointment. We serve patients in Greenville, Columbus, and nearby areas.

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