Dental Implants in St. Marys

Dental Extractions & Wisdom Teeth in St. Marys

Dr. Pennington thoroughly explains the process for placing dental implants, abutments and restorations.

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A dental implant is a titanium post, surgically inserted in the jawbone, which is used to replace a missing tooth root. An implant is used to support a dental crown, dental bridge or a denture.

We provide full dental implant services. Whether you need a single tooth replaced, or all your teeth replaced with an implant-supported restoration (bridge or dentures), we can take care of it for you in our state-of-the-art facility.

Advanced education and in-depth experience

Dental Extractions & Wisdom Teeth in St. Marys

Dr. Pennington has advanced training in dental implant placement and has placed thousands of implants over the last 10 years.

Dr. Pennington has successfully placed thousands of dental implants for our valued patients over the past 10 years, and has continued to hone his skills though advanced education at prestigious institutions such as the Kois Center for Excellence.

In addition, Dr. Pennington has attended post-graduate courses at the world-renowned Misch International Implant Institute which provides state-of-the-art training in the art and science of implant dentistry.

He uses this advanced training and his vast experience to plan and surgically insert the dental implant post(s) in a position that best reflects natural function and appearance.

Dental Implant Services We Offer

Implant-supported bridges provide the most lifelike multiple tooth replacement.

Implant-supported bridges provide the most lifelike multiple tooth replacement.

We provide:

Single tooth replacement: dental implants

Multiple teeth replacement: dental implants, an implant-supported denture or an implant-supported dental bridge.

All teeth replaced: implant-supported removable dentures, an implant-supported fixed denture or a series of implant-supported dental bridges.

Learn more about our Options for Missing Teeth.

Complimentary Dental Implant Consultation

Dental Extractions & Wisdom Teeth in St. Marys

You can get all your questions about implants answered in a free consultation.

Our doctors offer a complimentary consultation to answer your questions regarding the dental implant procedure, and to determine if you a good candidate for this treatment. This includes the following services.

  • Consultation with the doctor
  • Discuss treatment options
  • Find out if you are a candidate for dental implants
  • Get your questions about dental implants answered

To make an appointment, call 912-297-6659 or click here to request an appointment online.

Tooth replacement with dental implants

Because Dr. Pennington is capable of providing both the implant surgery and restorations in the same office, he is able to visualize the tooth in place and plan the entire process with the end result clearly in mind.

Premium quality implant posts

Dr. Pennington uses premium quality Astra and Camlog dental implant posts that are composed of biocompatible materials to integrate easily within your jawbone. These posts help provide stimulation to promote healing of the bone, as well as offering optimum load distribution. Both posts have comprehensive scientific documentation that attests to their excellent rate of success.

Custom abutments

Dental Extractions & Wisdom Teeth in St. Marys

Custom-made abutments fit better, as you can see on the right side of this illustration.

Abutments are used to connect restorations to the implant post. Dr. Pennington doesn’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. He uses abutments that are customized to fit your tooth socket snugly for improved aesthetics and tissue adaptation.

Custom restorations

Dr. Pennington and Dr. Parker are both very experienced with creating custom restorations, and they carefully select the best size, shade and shape of a restoration to maintain the character of your smile.

Depending upon the case, we either fabricate the restoration in our in-house lab, or partner with a world-class Vivedex lab. All of the technicians we work with are talented artisans who will handcraft your restorations so that they fit beautifully, look lifelike and function like a natural tooth.

Our minimally invasive Dental Implant procedure

Dental implants are a modern miracle: they look, act and feel like natural teeth and can easily last a lifetime when the procedure is properly provided and good oral maintenance is practiced. Precision planning, CT scans and surgical guides provide Dr. Pennington with the tools to place dental implants in a minimally invasive manner that allows for less discomfort and shorter healing times.

3D Cone Beam CT Scanner

With our cone beam CT scanner we can capture highly accurate, high definition three-dimensional images to use in planning for your implant.

The Cone Beam CT scanner produces highly accurate, high definition three-dimensional images that provide invaluable information when planning dental implantation procedures. Dr. Pennington is able to analyze the position of sinuses, tooth roots and jawbone with greater accuracy than with traditional film X-rays or other scans.

Precise pre-planning

Our doctors plan thoroughly in advance of your implant procedure to ensure excellent results.

Your dental implant treatment starts well before the day of your implant surgery. In fact, we do most of the work ahead of time.

Our doctors begin the procedure with a comprehensive oral examination and review of your current oral and overall health.

Photography is an invaluable tool for creating lifelike restorations. Digital external and intraoral photography provides us with information for planning your implant procedure. We also ask that you bring in photos of you at earlier time if there are a significant number of missing teeth.

Bone grafting and extractions

Using 3D software, Dr. Pennington can then assess if you will need bone grafting to provide enough bone to place an implant, and he can plan the exact position and angle in which to place the implant.

Should you require extractions, these can be done during the dental implant procedure. Dr. Pennington uses plasma rich in growth factors to aid with the preservation of your tooth socket and accelerate healing.

Guided surgery

Surgical guides allow for precise placement of dental implants.

Dr. Pennington uses surgical guides for precise placement of dental implants without the need for exploratory surgery.

The images from the computer software are sent to a skilled technician who fabricates a surgical guide that Dr. Pennington uses during the implant procedure. Surgical guides provide extremely precise placement of your dental implant posts, eliminating the need for exploratory surgery. The required incisions are much smaller and healing time is reduced.

Keeping you comfortable

Your comfort is extremely important to the entire team at Parker & Pennington Dentistry. The area being worked on will of course be completely numbed so you don’t feel any pain, and we offer oral and IV sedation, if needed, to help make the procedure more comfortable for long procedures or for anxious patients.

Patient Testimonials

Patient Testimonial - Patti“The expertise of the doctors and staff is evident. My teeth look fantastic, and no one knows that I have an implant without being told.

“The treatment that I received allows me to go back to normal and eat solid foods without challenges. I am able to smile confidently once again! I work in sales, and having a professional and confident demeanor is a must. Dr. Pennington helped me restore that.”

— Patti


“I went to three different dental office to have a lower denture made and could not eat with any of them until I found your practice. Implants are a wonderful thing. You guys are great!”

— Bob


“What implant? That’s the first thing I thought when I saw the final results of my procedure. It looks like it grew up right along with my other teeth! The whole process was painless and required no numbing after the first step of the procedure.

“Dr. Pennington put me at ease immediately. He and his staff are very professional. If a dental implant is in your future, I highly recommend Dr. Pennington and his crew in St. Marys, GA.”

— S.R.

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To make an appointment, call 912-297-6659 or click here to request an appointment online.