Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are created to match your natural teeth. This may be an option for those people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. There are many advantages to dental implants. The possibility of decay is eliminated once the crown is placed, and implant crowns are aesthetically pleasing to the eye, meaning they stay put and look like a natural tooth. The healing time is typically around 8-12 weeks. Please feel free to contact Morgan Family Dentistry at 910-324-1283 (Richlands) or 910-347-1283 (Jacksonville) if you are interested in receiving a dental implant in Richlands, North Carolina. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and discuss your options for tooth replacement!