Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth that replaces a tooth that has been taken out.

Implants are natural looking, can provide support for dentures, and do not affect the teeth bordering them. They are as stable as your real teeth and protect you from the loss of jawbone which occurs when you lose teeth.

You may need an implant if you have lost a tooth because of tooth decay or an accident. To receive an implant, you need to have healthy gums and enough bone to support the implant.

Once you have an implant, it stays in your mouth. You do not have to remove it for cleaning. You brush as usual, just as you brush and floss your other natural teeth. And, just as natural teeth, if you do not brush and floss your implant, you can end up with gum disease and bone loss.

Dental implants are a wonderful option for many people who desire a tooth replacement that is almost as natural as their own teeth.

Dr. Powell restores dental implants. We are happy to discuss this option if it is of interest to you.