Have you heard about dental implants, but don’t really know what they are? Our team here at Akram E. Rafla, DMD, PC in Worcester and Marlborough, MA, offers dental implants, and we are happy to talk to you about them.
If you’ve lost a tooth due to decay or gum disease or knocked it out in an accident, a dental implant can replace your lost tooth so it is as good as new. These tooth replacements are rising in popularity due to their many benefits. Basically, they function and look just like natural teeth and are designed to last an entire lifetime, so it’s just like having your original tooth back once again.
Dental implants are surgically placed inside your jawbone. This is mainly because the implant, made from a biocompatible titanium post, acts like the root of your tooth, keeping your new tooth strong. If your jaw goes too long without a tooth, you may suffer from bone loss. On the contrary, a dental implant will help maintain your jawbone strength.
If you still have queries about dental implants or wonder if they are the best choice for you, please call Dr. Rafla and our professionals today at 508.499.3566 to make an appointment. Our friendly dental staff stands eager and ready to assist you!