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If you have gaps and spaces in your smile caused by missing permanent teeth, Dr. James D. Powell may recommend dental implants in Palmdale, California. Our dentist may also recommend dental implants if you feel uncomfortable with having tooth enamel removed to place a dental bridge or if you wear uncomfortable, ill-fitting dentures. Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed in your jaw to act as artificial tooth roots for replacement teeth.

Dental implants have several advantages. They are designed to look and feel like natural teeth, so they improve both the function and appearance of your smile. Implants fuse with your jawbone during the healing process, so they become permanent. Dental implants are durable, lasting up a lifetime if well cared for. Unlike dental bridges, dental implants do not require tooth reduction. Because the teeth are not altered, your long-term oral health is improved.

Dental implants have many advantages over dentures, so many patients may prefer to use them when replacing missing teeth. Dentures tend to slip in your mouth, making it hard to speak without mumbling or slurring your words. Implants are part of your smile, so you can speak with ease. Slipping dentures can also make it hard to eat. Dental implants function like your natural teeth, allowing you to eat properly. Because implants are a part of your smile, they are more comfortable than removable dentures. Dental implants eliminate the inconvenience of removing dentures for cleaning, as well as the adhesives needed to keep them in place.

We encourage you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule a consultation!